The match is set to go down at Hard Rock Stadium, the home of the Miami Dolphins. Tons of confirmations of this news were put out over social media:
Mayweather and Paul were originally set to go at it on February 20, but that got postponed. COVID-19’s impact on attendance was cited as the reason behind that delay.
“The fight’s still happening,” Paul said at the time. “We want to have a packed arena somewhere and then the business side of things, we have to iron them out. He’s got a lot of people on his team, Al Haymon got involved, if you know boxing, you know what that means for getting an actual deal done and figuring out a venue.”
TMZ writes that the decision to hold this thing on a Sunday night, instead of the more typical Saturday night, is also related to the desire to have a huge live crowd, though nothing real specific was given. The outlet also says that having a big crowd is important to Mayweather.
The fight will technically count as an exhibition, which means it won’t be added up on either participant’s official record. Paul, who is 26-years-old, is technically 0-1 in his career, though he and his younger brother (Jake...guessing you knew that) have been big pay-per-view draws. Starkly contrasting with that is the 44-year-old Mayweather who is 50-0.
Anyway, mark your calendar.