YouTube sensation Logan Paul is ready to step into the ring with the legendary Floyd Mayweather Jr on a huge night of boxing live on Sky Sports Box Office
By Virgin TV Edit
Get set for a boxing showdown like no other this weekend when the one and only Floyd Mayweather Jr goes head to head with social media star Logan Paul live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Ready to rumble? Then read on to discover the answers to all the big questions around this epic pay-per-view event, before heading to the bottom of the page to discover how you can order it…
What’s this fight all about?
The worlds of YouTube and boxing are about to collide spectacularly at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Sunday 7 June (early Monday morning), with Floyd Mayweather Jr and Logan Paul headlining a massive night of action on Sky Sports Box Office.
So Floyd Mayweather Jr is coming out of retirement?
He sure is. The American has one of boxing’s greatest records, with 50 wins from his 50 professional bouts. Widely considered the best pound-for-pound boxer of all time, the 44-year-old won 15 world titles during his illustrious career. Mayweather Jr retired from pro boxing in 2015, but made a comeback in 2017 when he defeated Conor McGregor in a much-hyped showdown in Paradise, Nevada. Now he wants to take out Logan Paul.
What’s the deal with Logan Paul?
With over 20 million subscribers, Logan Paul is one of the world’s most popular YouTubers. The 26-year-old American also happens to be pretty handy when it comes to boxing. Despite losing his only professional bout so far to fellow YouTuber KSI, Paul, who is nicknamed “The Maverick”, is a content creator who really packs a punch. He also reckons he’ll send Mayweather Jr packing…
Oh, yes. Paul isn’t short of confidence heading into the bout. “Floyd came out of retirement, just to get re-retired,” he says. “I’m about to beat the greatest fighter of all time.”
What other fights are on the bill?
The stacked undercard features plenty of top bouts, including Badou Jack’s defence of his light-heavyweight title against Dervin Colina, Jarrett Hurd taking on fellow super-welterweight Luis Arias, and Chad Johnson’s clash with Brian Maxwell.
When is Mayweather Jr v Paul on TV?
This huge night of boxing starts at midnight on Sunday 6 June (early Monday morning) on Sky Sports Box Office. It is available to order now and costs £17.95 (HD) or £16.95 (SD).
How can I order the fight?
Tivo® and V6 customers: Go to Home > On Demand > Live Events, press the red button then choose your event and follow the instructions on the screen. To view your booking, once purchased, go to On Demand > Live Events > Event Bookings.
Virgin TV 360 customers: Go to Home > Live Events, press OK then choose your event and follow the instructions on screen. To view your booking, once purchased, go to Home > Saved > Rentals.
To watch this event, you must have a TiVo® box, a Virgin TV V6 box powered by TiVo®, or a Virgin TV 360 box.
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TV channels: Channels, content and features available depend on your chosen package. Channel line-ups and content are subject to change at any time and to regional variations.
HD: HD TV required to view HD channels.
Sky Sports Box Office: TiVo® box, Virgin TV V6 box or Virgin TV 360 box is required to watch this event in HD.
This is a live event only and cannot be recorded.
Repeated at 10am on Monday 7 June.