Boxing-‘Weight don’t win fights’ says Mayweather as prepares to face Paul

(Reuters) – Floyd Mayweather will quit almost 35 pounds (16 kg) to YouTube character Logan Paul when they enter the ring for their exhibit battle at Acid rock Arena in Miami on Sunday however that is the only thing the unbeaten 5 weight department champ is yielding.

The “ceremonial” weigh-in on Saturday produced not a surprises with the 6 feet, 2 inches (1.88 m) Paul constantly going to have a benefit on the scales can be found in at 189.5 pounds with the 5-foot, 8-inch (1.73 m) Mayweather monitoring in at 155 pounds.

If there was a surprise, it was that the typically outrageous Paul played the weigh-in straight, no doubt frustrating a number of his 20 million-plus YouTube fans.

Paul, whose ring record stands at 0-1 after losing an exhibit battle to a fellow YouTube character, took just one chance at the unbeaten Mayweather (50-0) throughout a tame weigh-in and even that was a glancing blow that the champ chuckled off.

“He’s not ready, he don’t know what to expect,” stated Paul. “And this is not the biggest fight of my life, this is the biggest fight of his life because he’s got a lot on the line, everything to lose. I’m going to have fun.”

“The fact I am even up here proves this is a simulation, none of it is real, the aliens are coming in June … just be ready … tomorrow I bring the simulation and beat the greatest boxer in the history of planet.”

Paul might identify the eight-round bout a simulation however the interest and millions it is producing in ticket sales and pay-per-view buys are extremely genuine.

Despite The Fact That there are no judges and no main winner, each fighter is set to pocket millions from the exhibit.

Mayweather, who is nicknamed “Money,” stated he anticipates to make north of $50 million from the battle, which will not count versus his unblemished expert record.

“I’ve been here before, I know what it takes, I’ve fought every different style you could possibly fight,” stated Mayweather sounding as major as he could. “Weight don’t win fights, fighting wins fights … at the end of the day and I can fight.

“Something I can do I can battle. I have actually been at the leading level for 25 years so I understand what it takes.”

(Reporting by Steve Keating in Toronto. Modifying by Marguerita Choy)

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.