Mayweather to fight YouTuber Logan Paul in exhibition match

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SAITAMA, JAPAN (FILE - DECEMBER 31, 2018) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

1. FLOYD MAYWEATHER POSING FOR PHOTOS

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (FILE - JULY 14, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

2. FLOYD MAYWEATHER ON STAGE IN BOXING RING AT EVENT TO PROMOTE HIS FIGHT WITH CONOR MCGREGOR

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - NOVEMBER 7, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

3. YOUTUBE STAR AND BOXER LOGAN PAUL (BROTHER OF YOUTUBER JAKE PAUL WHO RECENTLY FOUGHT NBA PLAYER NATE ROBINSON ON MIKE TYSON UNDERCARD) AT NEWS CONFERENCE AHEAD OF EXHIBITION BOXING MATCH WITH YOUTUBER OLAJIDE "KSI" OLATUNJI

4. PAUL AT NEWS CONFERENCE

STORY: Floyd Mayweather will return to the boxing ring in February for an exhibition bout against YouTube personality Logan Paul, the undefeated former world champion announced on Instagram on Sunday (December 6).

Mayweather, 43 and with an unblemished record of 50-0, last fought professionally in August 2017 when he won by TKO over mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor, who was making his boxing debut.

The five-weight division world champion said he will step into the ring on Feb. 20 at a yet to be determined venue to face Paul, who has a record of 0-1, with that loss coming against fellow YouTuber KSI.

The fight is the latest exhibition bout featuring ageing former-champions and celebrities.

Former-heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, now 54, returned to the ring last month to face Roy Jones Jr. in a charity exhibition bout that was ruled a draw.

Logan's brother Jake Paul recently claimed a win when he knocked out former NBA player Nate Robinson in a fight on the Tyson undercard.

(Production: David Grip)

Video Transcript

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- Thank you. Thank you.

[CHEERING]

- How are feeling, champ?

LOGAN PAUL: Hey, this is the best day of my life. I think he's going to get hit in the head a dangerous amount of times. I think he's going to suffer some severe health repercussions. I'm surprised your manager let you do this.