FLOYD MAYWEATHER claims his fight with Logan Paul has been postponed becasue he wants an 80,000 crowd at the new Raiders Stadium.
Mayweather was due to face the YouTuber in an exhibition bout on February 20 – but it was later backdated after no venue was announced.
Now, the boxing legend has opened up for the first time on the cancelled fight as he spoke to fans in a Clubhouse meet-up call.
Mayweather, 44, said: “We’re gonna do Logan Paul, and we pushed it back because we want an audience, we want to bring 80,000 people to watch.
“We’re trying to do it at the Raider’s stadium in Vegas for 80,000 people.”
The Allegiant Stadium is the home of NFL giants Las Vegas Raiders, which opened up last year after just under three years of construction.
As yet, no fans have been able to attend games amid coronavirus restrictions, with matches played behind closed doors.
It is being touted as a new venue for mega boxing events and can hold up to 80,000 fight fans, opposed to 65,000 in NFL games.
Mayweather was a favourite in Las Vegas during his career, where he resides, with his last 15 fights all in Neveda.
He officially retired in 2017 after going a perfect 50-0 having beaten UFC star Conor McGregor in ten rounds.
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Mayweather did return a year later, wiping out featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in round one of their exhibition.
It was the only time the unbeaten all-time great ever boxed outside of America and his first away from Vegas since 2005.
He will make a comeback for a similar spectacle against internet sensation Paul.
The American vlogger has boxed only twice before both against online rival KSI.
The first time they drew in a white collar bout in England before turning pro for their rematch in November 2019.
KSI, 27, ended up winning by split-decision after a two point deduction cost Paul, 25, the result.
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