Floyd Mayweather, the undefeated five-weight boxing champion, will return to the ring in 2021 for the first time in nearly four years to take on Logan Paul, a YouTuber who lost his only professional fight.
Mayweather was last in action against Conor McGregor in August 2017 where he scored a TKO victory over the mixed martial arts champion to extend his unblemished record to 50-0.
The clash with Paul will be an exhibition bout and is pencilled in for February 20, 2021 at a yet to be determined venue.
The pay-per-view fight will be streamed on Fanmio with prices starting at $24.99 (£18.50).
Prices will rise to $39.99 if one million tickets are sold before December 29, 2020 when they will cost $59.99.
After February 11, 2021, tickets will cost $69.99.
Paul has a professional record of 0-1, with that loss coming against fellow YouTuber KSI in the self-declared “biggest internet event in history” at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in November 2019.
The fight between Paul and Mayweather is the latest exhibition bout featuring ageing former champions and celebrities.
Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, now 54, returned to the ring in November to face Roy Jones Jr in a charity exhibition bout that was ruled a draw.
Paul’s younger brother Jake was also in action on the undercard to that fight, scoring an ugly knockout against former basketball player Nate Robinson.
Even if the product doesn’t promise to be spectacular, Paul Sr’s clash with Mayweather is expected to be a huge pay-per-view draw given that their respective followings on social media run into several tens of millions.