Mayweather retired from boxing in 2017 after a nearly 20-year career in which he won 15 titles across five weight classes, ending with a 50-0 record after soundly beating MMA star Conor McGregor.
Mayweather made the announcement on Sunday, confirming the exhibition match would take place on February 20, 2021. Mayweather's last official fight was against Conor McGregor in 2017, which he won through TKO, improving his undefeated record to 50-0. Paul's record is 0-1, losing his only fight to British YouTuber KSI in 2019.
Mayweather referenced the loudmouthed McGregor last month on Twitter, promising “@loganpaul can get the same treatment.”
Two years after the McGregor fight he took on kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition that earned Mayweather $9 million after knocking out his opponent in two minutes.
Paul has little experience in the ring: in 2018, took part in his first boxing match against fellow YouTube personality KSI which ended in a majority draw, though he lost to KSI in a rematch the following year in a split decision.
Fanmio, a company that offers meet and greet packages with celebrities for fans will stream the fight as a pay-per-view, with early prices starting at almost $25, according to the event website.