Mayweather Promotions and Showtime Boxing have confirmed the undercard bouts for the upcoming exhibition between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Logan Paul. The night’s festivities will include a bout between Jean Pascal and Badou Jack. Joining Jack and Pascal, Luis Arias will take on Jarrett Hurd in a super welterweight bout. Rounding out the undercard, former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson will take on an unannounced opponent in his boxing debut.
Chad Johnson’s boxing debut highlights the undercard. The former NFL wide receiver surprised his fans by announcing the bout during a recent episode of the I Am Athlete podcast.
“I got a phone call about four days ago with an opportunity that presented itself and it was one that I really couldn’t pass up. I mean I could pass it up, but why not [do it]. Everything in life I’m good at. I’m not even bullsh*ttin’ y’all. Everything in life I’m good at except for golf. I can’t do that sh*t,” he told his co-hosts.
“Floyd’s manager, Leonard Ellerbe, hits me and says, ‘Listen, man, I’ve got an opportunity for you. You know Floyd’s fighting on June 6th at Hard Rock [Stadium]. Man, the opportunity is there if you want to do few rounds with us. You have history with us as far as training in the offseason when you were playing. You can get in there and make a cool million by doing a few rounds.”
The world will see what Chad “Sweet Feet” Johnson has in store on June 6 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida.