Boxing-Paul channels fictional boxer Rocky and goes distance against Mayweather

(Reuters) – YouTube character Logan Paul produced a Rocky-style efficiency going the range versus unbeaten (50-0) five-division champ Floyd Mayweather in an exhibit boxing bout on Sunday that did not have a winner.

Without any judges ringside the bout did not rely on either fighter’s record however if there was a winner on a rainy night at Miami’s Acid rock arena it would need to have actually been Paul who, with a record of 0-1, handled to make it through 8 rounds versus a fighter considered among the best of all-time.

Regardless of quiting 35 pounds (16 kg), 6 inches (15.2 cm) and 18-years, Mayweather supplied Paul with a boxing lesson however might not provide the knockout numerous had actually anticipated to see.

Rather Paul revealed he might take a punch-absorbing penalty, especially in the center rounds, as the 44-year-old Mayweather went on the attack.

Mayweather later on confessed that he had actually ignored, Paul whose just other battle was a loss to another YouTube character.

“You got to realise I’m not 21 anymore but it’s good to move around with these young guys, test my skills just to have some fun,” stated Mayweather. “A great young fighter, strong, tough he’s better than I thought he was.

“He’s a difficult rival, I’m amazed by him this evening. Hero.

“Tonight was a fun night.”

And another lucrative night for the fighter referred to as “Money” who had actually stated he anticipates to pocket more than $50 million from the exhibit.

Paul will likewise make a great payday and no doubt have actually thrilled his 20 million plus YouTube fans while doing so.

“I don’t want anyone to tell anything is impossible ever again,” stated Paul. “The fact I am in here with one of the greatest boxers of all-time proves that the odds can be beaten. Everyone has it in them and everyone can beat the odds and do great things in life.

“It is among the best minutes in my life.

“I’m going to go home thinking if he let me survive. It was the coolest thing ever.”

(Reporting by Steve Keating in Toronto. Modifying by Robert Birsel)

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.