By now most know the upcoming exhibition bout featuring Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul. Some feel that it is another low blow to the sport. However, that is not the case in the eyes of WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman.

The WBC top brass is backing it 100% and claims that it will be great for the sport of boxing. Sulaiman made the comments when he appeared on SiriusXM’s “The Ak and Barak Show” via TMZ Sports.

"This is going to be something good for boxing," Sulaiman said. "This is going to bring millions of eyes to our sport."

The Mayweather vs. Paul exhibition fight is scheduled for Feb. 20. Mayweather announced via his Instagram account.

The bout will be available via pay-per-view with the first 1 million subscribers costing $24.99. From there, the price will increase to $39.99. On December 29, the price jumps to $59.99 and then to $69.99 on February 11 according to the event’s website.

Unfortunately, not everyone is too pleased with the planned fight. Some branded it as a low blow to the sport. That includes sports writer Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports who said that it was “another low blow to boxing.”

Regardless, Sulaiman sees it differently, believing it would give boxing a boost especially during these times. Speculation on a potential Paul vs. Mayweather rose recently when the two protagonists started taking proverbial swipes at each other on social media.

Paul is undoubtedly the underdog in this fight even if he has fought twice already. He faced vlogger and rapper Olajide “KSI” Olatunji on both occasions. The first fight ended in a draw. The 25-year-old won the second encounter.

For Mayweather, it would be his first fight back in the boxing ring since 2018. The 43-year-old faced Tenshin Nasukawa in a three-round exhibition on Dec. 31, 2018. He won that handily in the first round via TKO after the Japanese kickboxer got knocked down three times.

Rules for the Mayweather vs. Paul exhibition fight have yet to be announced. Details should be announced soon, including the number of rounds and how it will be scored.

World champion boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. World champion boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. Getty Images | Alex Menendez