Floyd Mayweather opens as astronomical favorite over Logan Paul in exhibition boxing match

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As expected, Floyd Mayweather has every odds on his side to defeat YouTube celebrity Logan Paul in an exhibition boxing match on February 20.

The match was announced on Sunday by Mayweather and Paul with the intention of selling the fight on a pay-per-view basis with increasing prices based on date of purchase and total number of sales.

While the bout is run as an exhibition, which means that no official winner needs to be declared, the betting odds published by BetOnline.ag are based on “the ranking will be based on the announcement of the unofficial winner by the WBC (or the governing body of the match). ”

A similar set of rules were in place for the recent exhibition bout between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr., which included three ‘famous’ judges scoring from a distance due to the coronavirus pandemic. In the end, this fight was declared a draw after eight rounds.

Assuming this game doesn’t end the same way, Mayweather will enjoy some of the biggest betting odds on his side in combat sports history.

Floyd Mayweather: -5000

Logan Paul: +1500

Based on these odds, a bettor should bet $ 5,000 on Mayweather just to win $ 100 if he is victorious. On the flip side, a $ 100 bet on Paul would net $ 1,500 if he was somehow able to beat the former undefeated champion.

Additional odds released on Sunday include bets on props such as the first fighter to bleed and whether or not the fight will hold the distances. See these odds below:

First fighter to bleed

Floyd Mayweather +550 (11-2)

Logan Paul -1000 (1-10)

Will Logan Paul be overthrown?

Yes -150 (2-3)

Non +120 (6-5)

Will the fight go the distance? (The match must be scheduled for at least 8 rounds.)

Yes -200 (1-2)

Non +150 (3-2)

Much remains to be determined before this exhibition takes place as Mayweather and Paul were vague with details of plans for the event, including where it would take place, which would then potentially involve a state athletic commission that would take place. would imply to approve the fight and the rules.

Considering Tyson vs Jones raked in over 1.2 million pay-per-view purchases for this recent boxing show, it’s no secret why Mayweather and Paul are leaping at this opportunity to go head-to-head in a similar show. .

Much like his brother Jake Paul, Logan has participated in “celebrity” boxing matches, including a pair of bouts against fellow YouTuber KSI. Now he’ll face arguably the best boxer of the past 25 years when he takes on Mayweather in February.

As for Mayweather, he retired after a 10th round TKO against former UFC two-division champion Conor McGregor, but returned for exposure against RIZIN star Tenshin Nasukawa. The exposure lasted less than a single round after Mayweather knocked down Nasukawa three times before the fight was stopped.

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