Prograis betting $50K On Logan to KO Mayweather
By Dan Ambrose: Regis Prograis says he bet $50K on YouTuber Logan Paul to KO Floyd Mayweather Jr tonight in their eight-round exhibition match in Miami, Florida.
Mayweather is a huge betting favorite tonight, and almost no one sees Paul as having a shot. It’s unclear what makes Prograis believe the YouTuber can win this fight.
The former WBA light welterweight champion Prograis feels that the 190-lb Logan Paul’s 34-lb weight advantage will be too much for the 44-year-old Mayweather.
Floyd has never fought a cruiserweight before, and that’s what he’ll be dealing with tonight against the huge 6’2″ Logan.
If Mayweather had punching power like Canelo Alvarez, it wouldn’t matter that he’s giving away so much size. Mayweather doesn’t punch with power, and he may end up having to go the distance with Logan.
Prograis betting big on Logan Paul
Tonight is the night. Mayweather is going to lose. Logan Paul is over 30lbs bigger. They make weight classes in boxing for a reason. I’m putting up 50K that Logan will get the KO. You heard it here first
— Rougarou (@RPrograis) June 6, 2021
It’s a risk on Prograis’s part to be putting so much money on Logan, but maybe he knows something we don’t. It’s possible that Prograis has sparred with cruiserweight in the past, and he knows how hard they hit.
If there’s any consolation about Mayweather polluting the sport, he won’t be able to do it for much longer. Fans aren’t going to want to pay to see an old grandfather fighting YouTubers and MMA guys with no boxing ability.
Mayweather watering down the sport
“Floyd Mayweather, he made over a billion dollars, and now he’s taking on a guy that has lost one professional fight,” said Michael Bisping to MMA Today.
“It would be karma if he went out there and knocked out Floyd Mayweather. He deserves it because he’s watering down the sport of boxing all in the name of making money.
“Of course, there’s nothing wrong with making money and chasing money, but he’s got enough of it. He’s only watering down his own brand trying to get paid.
“When you get to a certain level of sport, there has to be an honor to it. There’s no honor to this spectacle,” said Bisping.
You’d get many boxing fans who would agree with Bisping about his comment about Mayweather watering down the sport.
The impression that Mayweather gives is that he doesn’t care what happens after him. He wants money at all costs, and he’s not thinking about what he’s doing to the sport.
Floyd looked weak on the pads
“To see him getting knocked out or battered by Logan Paul, who is considerably bigger, he’s a lot bigger, he’s got the longer reach, he’s heavier weight, the frame, and he’s going to be hungrier,” Bisping said.
“The only danger for Mayweather is if he’s coasting. ‘This guy got beat by a YouTuber.’ I saw Mayweather hitting the bags this week, and there was no power there.
“Can you imagine if Logan Paul goes whap and lays him out? Everyone is expecting him to outbox him, run circles around him and be so elusive, and make him hit fresh air and counter.
“That’s not going to be anything great to watch. If Logan Paul batters him in the corner, we’re going to be going, ‘Holy s***.’
“Logan is taking on a tiny guy. Floyd Mayweather isn’t a big guy. Logan Paul is a decent-sized guy. He’s 6’1″ or 6’2″, something like that,” said Bisping.
Mayweather looked both weak and very, very old in working on the mitts and heavy bag.
Even if Mayweather purposefully taking it easy in his workout, there’s no overlooking how old he’s gotten since his fight against Conor McGregor.
Floyd has aged terribly in the last four years, and he looks 15 years older than he was last time he fought.
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