Floyd Mayweather update on Logan Paul exhibition match
By Allan Fox: Floyd Mayweather Jr let his fans know today that he’s still planning on rescheduling his postponed exhibition pay-per-view fight against YouTuber Logan Paul, and he listed Las Vegas, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, and Atlanta as possible cities for it to take place.
“Where do you guys think the fight should be?” said Mayweather Jr on Instagram in asking his fans to give their preference for where he should fight cruiserweight/YouTuber Logan Paul (0-1).
The success of last Saturday’s Triller pay-per-view event between Logan’s younger brother, Jake Paul, and former UFC fighter Ben Askren, appears to have encouraged Mayweather to continue in the patch of making this match.
There’s a huge difference between Jake Paul taking an old and out-of-shape former wrestler/MMA fighter Ben Asken compared to the former six-division world champion Mayweather facing YouTuber Logan Paul.
Askren was never a good stand-up fighter while competing in the MMA, and he was 20 lbs overweight and not young at 36. While some fighters still look youthful at that age, Askren wasn’t one of them. He looked haggard and at least a decade older than his chronological age.
It’s unknown how many pay-per-view buys the 44-year-old Mayweather is shooting for with his exhibition match against Logan Paul. Mayweather will probably be overjoyed if the fight brings in the reported 1.5 million that Jake’s professional fight with Askren is said to have brought in last weekend. Still, Knowing Floyd, he probably is expecting it to bring in over 2 million buys.
It would arguably be better for the boxing public if Mayweather’s exhibition matches with Logan bombs completely, as it would discourage him and other fighters from selling these mismatches to the public in the future.
Unfortunately, with Logan Paul, Mayweather, and Jake Paul’s huge social media following, they’ll be able to advertise the fight nonstop to their millions of followers on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
As a result, the Mayweather vs. Logan Paul fight will likely do well on pay-per-view, which will lead to further fights of these kinds rather than a decrease.
In terms of sporting value, Mayweather vs. Paul promises to be a dreadful fight. Logan looked horrible in losing a six-round fight to fellow YouTuber KSI in his pro debut in November 2019 in Los Angeles.
After two rounds, Logan gassed out and was flailing with his punches, looking like someone that had picked up a pair of boxing gloves for the first time.
Logan is nowhere near the talent level of his brother Jake, neither in power or skills. That’s why it’s odd that Mayweather picked Logan as his opponent rather than Jake. I mean, at least Mayweather is going with the hot hand in selecting Jake.
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