Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather knockout rules announced ahead of exhibition bout

Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather WILL be allowed to knock each other out – but there will be NO winner declared.

The rivals will clash in an exhibition bout in Miami on Sunday over eight three-minute rounds.

They will wear 12oz gloves and no headgear but there will be no judges scoring the fight.

But Paul and Mayweather will be permitted to knock each other out and it will be up to the referee to decide to stop the fight.

The announcement from the Florida State Athletic Commission comes after Paul claimed not to know the rules.

Paul told the True Geordie Podcast : "I don’t know how this is possible but I do not know.

"I’m hearing 10oz, 12oz [gloves]. I’m hearing eight rounds, I’m hearing three minutes, I’m hearing two minutes, I don’t f***ing know.

"We’re prepared for anything. We did a legit proper camp. We’re doing hard sparring rounds, 10-12 rounds, three different guys, we’re ready."

Mayweather's pristine 50-0 record will not be on the line on Sunday – and nor will Paul's less impressive one of 0-1.

That has not deterred the YouTube star from predicting a knockout win over the 44-year-old ring legend.

"It's not an exhibition," he said. "What exhibition is eight three-minute rounds? You know, this is a fight. If Floyd didn't want to rip my head off before my brother took his hat, now he's trying to kill me.

"He's trying to make an example of the big brother so the younger brother has to suffer, watch and witness. I don't know if you've seen Scarface but that's what he's trying to do.

"It's going to be a war, I'm not going to make this s*** easy for him. We've been training our a**es off for eight months now to fight this guy."

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Mayweather has claimed he will earn up to $100million for the exhibition bout – and has made no secret as to the motivation behind accepting the fight.

“My nickname is 'Money' for a reason," he said. "I believe in working smarter, not harder.

"So if it's something easy like a legalised bank robbery, I've got to do it. I have to do it.”

Mayweather has been out of the ring since his first-round KO of Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasakawa in 2018.

He previously stopped UFC star Conor McGregor in the 10th round to extend his unbeaten record to 50.

Paul's limited experience in the ring includes a draw against YouTube rival KSI in their white-collar bout in 2018 before the American lost the professional rematch the following year.

But Paul has insisted he can stop Mayweather and put an end to the legend's Hall of Fame career.

"I think I'm going to go in there and decapitate him in the first round. If it doesn't happen, we'll go for the second and then the third, and the fourth," he said.

"Who knows it could go the distance, but it's going to be a f**king show regardless."

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