Floyd Mayweather Jr. is one of the most famous and wealthy fighters in the world. He is a member of the Boxing Hall of Fame, and his last fight against mixed martial artist Conor McGregor in August was the most-watched pay-per-view event in history.
However, a video posted by popular YouTuber Logan Paul on January 2, may have put a damper on Mayweather Jr.’s plans to fight in a boxing ring again.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his fans have been warned by Logan Paul. In his latest video, the controversial YouTuber has tried explaining to them why the boxer is destined to lose against his favoured opponent, UFC star and boxing champion McGregor.
True boxing fans will keep their fingers crossed that Floyd Mayweather Jr. Logan Paul in eight rounds in their boxing match Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. Even better: Mayweather will knock Paul out in the first round and maybe help put an end to these junk fights. What Mayweather can’t do, however, is improve on his impeccable record in the ring.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Logan Paul – Bonanza PPV
Former world champion Floyd Mayweather and YouTube personality Logan Paul will meet for an eight-round practice fight on June 6. | Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images Multiple world boxing champion Mayweather has a 50-0 record against Paul, a YouTube personality who lost his boxing debut in November 2019 to KSI, an English rapper and YouTube star.
Their data is not the only obvious discrepancy. Mayweather is 6 feet tall and will take 6 inches off his opponent and 4 inches off his reach. At the time of the last fight, Paul weighed 199 pounds. Mayweather fought mostly at 147-154 pounds. The financial aspect of the fight is even more unbalanced.
Mayweather vs. Paul is a Showtime pay-per-view event that sells for $49.99. Sure, Mayweather gets a bigger piece of the pie, but the difference is huge. According to a report from SportingFree.com, but not confirmed by the promoters, Paul earns $250,000 plus 10% PPV. Mayweather, meanwhile, gets $10 million just to be in the ring, and 50% of the PPV.
Assuming 2 million PPV buys, Paul will receive $10 million from the sale of the rights, compared to Mayweather’s $50 million. Cleveland.com reports that Paul expects 4 million PPVs to actually be purchased, meaning his share of the $200 million deal will be $20 million.
According to the rules, Mayweather cannot win.
To avoid confusion, the fight between Mayweather and Paul is for exhibition purposes only. Either way, Mayweather’s record remains unchanged at 50-0, if only because no decision can be made when there are no judges in the ring.
ESPN reported that the Florida Boxing Commission will not approve the fight. However, the committee will provide a referee who can stop the fight if necessary. If the fight goes to the end, the organizers can organize a vote to determine the winner. But it won’t go on Mayweather’s pro record.
Some additional details:
- Neither fighter will wear a protective helmet and both will use ultra-lightweight 10-ounce gloves.
- According to DAZN, Paul has agreed to fight in the 190-pound weight class and will return $100,000 from his wallet for every pound he loses. Mayweather is expected to weigh about 160 pounds.
This is not Mayweather’s first fight against an unconventional opponent
. Mayweather had his last official fight on the 26th. August 2017 against Conor McGregor. Although McGregor is better known as a UFC star, he showed enough boxing skills to keep the fight interesting until the referee stopped the fight at 1:05 of round 10.
Mayweather’s first fight in nearly two years and a chance to raise his record to 50-0, the McGregor fight has become a superstar PPV event. According to Showtime, the film has brought in more than $600 million, with maximum revenue of $89.95 per household.
There was already speculation that Mayweather had taken his last fight as a precursor to a fight against Jake Paul, Logan’s brother. Jake Paul will be on the 28th. August against MMA fighter Tyson Woodley. Like Sportscasting on Facebook.
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