YouTube star Logan Paul takes on MMA fighter Dillon Danis in an exhibition bout in Manchester in October, in a match-up between two inexperienced boxers.
Paul’s boxing career began back in 2018, but while his younger brother Jake has begun to forge out a career in the sport, Logan has largely focused on other ventures and this will be just his fourth outing.
Danis is making a debut in boxing after seeing a proposed exhibition contest with KSI fall through earlier in the year.
The fight is the co-headline bout for the MF & DAZN: X Series - The Prime Card alongside KSI vs Tommy Fury.
|What||Logan Paul v Dillon Danis|
|Where||Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK|
|When||21:00, Saturday 14th October 2023|
|How to watch||DAZN|
The fight is set to take place on Saturday 14th October. It is the co-main event for the MF & DAZN: X Series - The Prime Card alongside Tommy Fury vs KSI.
The undercard is due to start at 6pm and ringwalks for Paul vs Danis are expected to begin at around 9pm.
The fight will take place at the Manchester Arena in the UK. The venue has held a number of boxing events previously, with Paul facing KSI at this venue in an amateur bout at the start of his fighting career.
The likes of Tyson Fury, Ricky Hatton, Amir Khan, Joe Calzaghe, Mike Tyson and David Haye have also fought at the venue.
The Arena also hosts other sporting events and is the regular home of basketball team Manchester Giants, as well as ice hockey teams Manchester Storm and Manchester Phoenix.
The fight will be shown live in the UK by streaming service DAZN and will be a PPV event.
More details on the coverage are due to be announced closer to the event.
Fight odds are yet to be issued, but Paul is expected to be the favourite.
No. This is officially an exhibition event and there will be no titles on the line for this bout.
Paul has an official record of one defeat from one fight as he lost via split decision on his debut against KSI.
However, he has been involved in other bouts and that clash with KSI was a rematch from an earlier amateur contest that took place in Manchester in 2018, which resulted in a draw.
The 28-year-old has also been in the ring with one of the all-time greats as he faced Floyd Mayweather Jr in June 2021, with that contest going the full distance.
After the fight Mayweather, who retired as a former five-division world champion with a perfect 50-0 record, praised Paul as a "tough competitor", but later admitted he held back.
Paul also has a contract in professional wrestling with WWE and made his debut for that organisation in 2021.
Danis is UFC star Conor McGregor’s training partner and will be making his debut as a boxer against Paul.
The 30-year-old does have fighting experience, however, and competes in the welterweight division of Bellator MMA.
The New Jersey-native has won both of his MMA bouts to date, beating both Kyle Walker and Max Humphrey by first round submissions at Bellator 198 and 222 respectively.
Between 2014 and 2017 he competed in nine grappling events, picking up five wins and losing four of those contests.
Danis was due to face KSI in January of 2023, but withdrew from that scheduled event and instead agreed to take on Paul.