Showtime Sports is headed back to pay-per-view (PPV) tonight (Sun., June 6, 2021) to hold the Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul “Bragging Rights” event, live from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. The event will feature a “super exhibition bout” between a 155-pound Floyd Mayweather and a 189.5-pound Logan Paul, which seems like quite the weight differential (not like it will save Logan).
The star attraction here is clearly Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul. It’s a pure spectacle of a fight. No one is expecting the 0-1 Logan to be able to win, but there’s genuine interest in seeing how Floyd will handle an unskilled opponent that’s at least 34.5 pounds heavier than him. And of course interest in seeing one of the Paul brothers potentially get knocked out after months of endless trash talk and endless coverage in combat sports media.
Also of interest to many: the boxing debut of Chad Johnson aka “Ochocinco,” who is hoping a month of serious training will keep him from getting highlighted savagely by his opponent Brian Maxwell, whose record in boxing (0-1), MMA (2-3) and bareknuckle fighting (0-3) may not be much to talk about but certainly indicates much more experience and gym time.
Badou Jack is a regular on these freakier freakshow cards and gives the event a bit of legitimacy. He’ll take on late replacement Dervin Colina after original foe Jean Pascal failed a drug test. Jack is the co-main event and it’s his job to provide an entertaining grind leading to eventual knockout, and we imagine he’ll do just that. The bookies certainly agree, with Jack a shocking -3000 favorite to Colina’s +1500.
How To Watch
For all you MMA fans getting used to tons of content on ESPN+, we regret to inform you that this event is a pay-per-view exclusive all around the world. That means you’ll have to buy it for $49.99 through Showtime.com or Fanmio.com in the United States, or via Sky Box Office in the UK (where it’s priced at £16.95 for those intense enough to stay up until around 4AM in Britain to watch it).
Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul; Exhibition
Badou Jack vs. Dervin Colina; Light Heavyweight
Jarrett Hurd vs. Luis Arias; Middleweight
Chad Johnson vs. Brian Maxwell; Cruiserweight
Jean Carlos Torres vs. Zack Kuhn; Junior Welterweight
Adrian Benton vs. Pedro Angel Cruz; Lightweight
Micky Scala vs. Adam Ramirez; Junior Middleweight
Dorian Khan vs. Jonathan Conde; Featherweight*
Jalil Hackett vs. Angelo Diaz; Welterweight*
Viddal Riley vs. Quintell Thompson; Cruiserweight*
*Unaired “Prelims” undercard bouts