Sensational rumours have emerged suggesting boxing icon Floyd Mayweather will come out of retirement and fight YouTube star Logan Paul in an exhibition bout this year.
The American superstar, 43, hasn’t fought professionally since dismantling UFC great Conor McGregor in 2017, The Sun reports.
That victory took his professional career record to an unblemished, unparalleled 50-0.
But now incredible reports claim Mayweather has signed a contract to return to the ring to fight Paul.
The social media star, 25, has only one professional fight under his belt — his famous loss to fellow YouTuber KSI last year.
But now YouTuber Keemstar has taken to Twitter to reveal a “boxing insider” told him Paul would take on Mayweather.
Sharing the news with his 2.8 million followers, Keemstar tweeted: “Mayweather vs Logan Paul this year! No joke …
“That’s (what a) boxing insider just told me..”
And Keemstar’s claim was backed up by The Fighting News’ Mike Feinberg — who claimed he’d seen the contract signed by Mayweather to fight Paul.
Feinberg claimed: “I’ve got some breaking news for you.
“Floyd Mayweather Jr is coming out of retirement and has just officially signed a contract to fight in an exhibition match against Logan Paul.
“I don’t understand the fight. Logan Paul has tried his hand at professional boxing against the other nobody (that) nobody’s ever heard of before.
“(Paul’s) now 0-1 and he’s going to be fighting one of the best in Floyd Mayweather.
“It’s going to be a joke of a fight, but it’s signed. It’s official.
“I heard it from a reputable source today and even saw the signed picture of the signed contract.
“Floyd signed on the dotted line for this exhibition match.”
Mayweather last took to the ring for an exhibition fight with Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in 2018 — which resulted in the most simple of wins for the man they call “Money”.
Mayweather has beaten the likes of Manny Pacquiao and Canelo Alvarez during an illustrious career that has seen him earn billions of dollars.
On the other hand, Paul has fought just twice, both against KSI and only one of those was counted as a professional bout, which ended in defeat.
The American YouTuber had been tipped for an immediate switch to MMA. However, immediately after his loss to KSA, Paul called out Mayweather.
Paul simply tweeted: “Bring it @FloydMayweather.”
Mayweather had sparked talk of a comeback after being pictured working hard in the gym at 2am earlier this month.
This article first appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission
Originally published as Wild Mayweather rumour an absolute joke