Simply hours after its official reveal, Floyd Mayweather’s June sixth exhibition bout with Logan Paul has the beginnings of an undercard. Sports activities Illustrated’s Chris Mannix reports that Jean Pascal will face Badou Jack in a rematch of their 2019 title struggle, whereas a conflict between former unified tremendous welterweight champ Jarrett Hurd and Luis Arias is “in discussions.”
The 38-year-old Pascal (35-6-1, 20 KO) hasn’t fought since narrowly defeating Jack (23-3-3, 13 KO) in an entertaining back-and-forth battle that noticed each males get off the canvas. Pascal, who initially retired after walloping Ahmed Elbiali in 2017, had beforehand lifted the WBA “world” belt from Marcus Browne through technical resolution. Jack, in the meantime, snapped a three-fight winless streak last November by beating Blake McKernan on the Tyson-Jones undercard.
Hurd (24-1, 16 KO) misplaced each of his titles to Julian Williams in a surprising upset, and although he initially exercised his rematch clause, he ultimately withdrew from the bout and left Williams to get smashed by Jeison Rosario. He was final seen returning to the win column with a one-sided but unspectacular decision over Francisco Santana in January 2020 and appears to have one other get-well opponent in Arias (18-2-1, 9 KO), who’s 0-2-1 in his final three.