Boxing Results: Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul fight underwhelms, fans angry
By Jeff Aronow: Fans were hopping mad on Sunday after watching Floyd Mayweather Jr., and YouTuber Logan Paul fight a painfully boring eight round exhibition match that had no winner at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.
Not surprisingly, Mayweather announced his retirement after the fight, saying that he won’t be coming back. We’ve heard this all before from Mayweather.
Believe me, Mayweather will be back for another legalized bank robbery against either a hapless YouTuber with terrible stamina problems or an MMA fighter with no striking ability.
“Will I make a comeback? Absolutely not,” Mayweather said. “I have retired from the sport of boxing. I probably won’t do an exhibition again either. If he had fought more, it wouldn’t have lasted eight rounds. I am just blessed to build a legacy and build a fortune from it.”
Did you notice where Mayweather said, “I probably won’t do an exhibition again.” That’s telling because if he can’t definitely say he won’t be coming back, it surely means he will be back shortly.
Last Saturday, Mayweather always tipped his hand by saying that he wants to fight Jake Paul next in an exhibition match. With the money that can be made for Mayweather against Jake, it’s hard not to see him return to the ring to fight him.
For that to go down, Jake must win his August 28th fight against former UFC champion Tyron Woodley, and we don’t know how that one will end.
If Mayweather can put together a few more exhibition matches against YouTubers, he could become the first billionaire boxer. He’s halfway there, and he likely would have already hit the billion mark if he’d not been inactive for the last four years since 2017.
Mayweather looked totally shot, much older than his chronological age of 44, and unable or unwilling to pull the trigger on his shots.
It would have been easy for Mayweather to have knocked the stork-like 6’1″ Logan out if he’s let his hands go, but he looked like a tired old man that had no business inside of a boxing ring.
Mayweather focused much of his energy trying to dodge the punches from Logan, who had very little power for a fighter with a muscular physique.
As small as the 5’8″ Mayweather is, he didn’t want to get hit even by a weak cruiserweight, so he put his energy on his defense.
Mayweather’s advanced physical age, looking like a 55-year-old rather than 44-year-old, made it impossible for him to throw more than a tiny handful of shots each round.
The fight was sold on Showtime pay-per-view for $49.99, and many boxing fans felt they didn’t get their money’s worth.
Also, some of the fans who purchased the fight complained of not seeing some of the undercard because of technical problems.
Not only was the main event a bore, but the undercard was barren of talent entirely.
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