The two fighters are scheduled to fight around 12pm (AEST) with the main event broadcast beginning from 10am (AEST).
World champion’s absurd bet on Logan Paul
Former world champion Regis Prograis has put down $50,000 on Logan Paul to stun the world and knock out Floyd Mayweather today.
The YouTube star will walk into the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami as the monster underdog — but Prograis has spotted the biggest reason the undefeated boxing legend may meet his demise.
The former super-lightweight world champion says Paul’s weight advantage of more than 15kg means he has an overwhelming advantage — and more power to put Mayweather to the floor.
After watching the weigh-ins this weekend, Prograis is convinced Paul can end Mayweather’s 50-0 record — even though the exhibition fight does not count towards Mayweather’s official record.
“Tonight is the night, Mayweather is going to lose,” he wrote on social media.
“Logan Paul is over 30lbs bigger. They make weight classes in boxing for a reason. I’m putting up 50K that Logan will get the KO. You heard it here first.”
His bet could see a return of up to $300,000 with Paul’s odds being crunched in from as long as $6 with some bookmakers. With most of the money coming in for Paul, he is expected to start the fight as a $4 outsider.
Mayweather has consistently shrugged off questions about giving away such a dramatic weight advantage to an opponent.
The circus is taking place in Miami and the card kicks off at 10am AEST. Mayweather and Paul are expected to walk into the ring at roughly 12pm — but as is often the case in boxing, there’s every chance that could be delayed.
While boxing purists might be squirming at the thought of the fight, plenty of punters will be tuning in hoping one of them gets knocked out.