FLOYD MAYWEATHER’S uncle Jeff has claimed his nephew’s exhibition with Logan Paul is OFF.
That is despite the YouTuber and Mayweather both announcing the initial February 20 date was postponed, ensuring the fight is still on.
Floyd Mayweather is set to face YouTuber Logan PaulCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Logan Paul’s exhibition with Floyd Mayweather was postponedCredit: Instagram @loganpaul
But trainer Jeff – who coached KSI to beat online rival Paul in 2019 – has cast doubt over the pay-per-view spectacle, which has received little promotion.
He told Fred Talks Fighting: “That fight’s not happening. I don’t think it’s gonna happen. And if it was gonna happen, it would already be.
“You gotta realise, when Floyd is doing something, you gotta promote it for like about, I say, at least four to six months.
“And let that fight build, you know, to its maximum capacity.”
The bout was originally announced on both the stars’ Instagram pages but was later backdated.
Mayweather, 44, recently said before his birthday party that the fight was cancelled as they want a live crowd to be in attendance.
The American icon named the Las Vegas Raiders’ new NFL stadium as a potential host, as it can hold up to 80,000 fight fans.
And Paul, 25, later followed up by revealing Showtime and Mayweather’s long-time advisor Al Haymon were now involved in proceedings.
Still, it has not convinced former world champion Jeff.
He said: “I don’t think that fight’s happening. Like I said, if it was happening, the promotion stuff would already be happening. Everybody would know.”
Mayweather officially retired in 2017, after sealing a perfect 50-0 record having beaten UFC star Conor McGregor in ten rounds.
He did return a year later, wiping out featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in round one of an exhibition.
Paul, meanwhile, has boxed only twice before, both against KSI, firstly in a white collar draw in 2018 before they turned pro a year after.
Floyd Mayweather’s uncle Jeff, who is a trainerCredit: Instagram @jeffmayweather
KSI, 27, ended up winning the rematch by split-decision after a two point deduction cost Paul the result.
The viral vlogger, whose brother Jake, 24, is a 2-0 boxer, is armed with a FOUR STONE and six inch height advantage.
But Mayweather, the best of his generation, has a farcical skill and experience disparity – leaving the result a no-brainer for Jeff.
He explained: “I ain’t going to make a prediction for that, that’s a joke!
“Don’t get me wrong, Floyd’s going to win. That’s obvious. This dude ain’t no real fighter, he’s a damn YouTuber.”
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