Mayweather barely breaks sweat in ‘training session’ with YouTuber Paul
Floyd Mayweather naturally controlled YouTube star Logan Paul on Sunday in an eight-round exhibit battle in Miami prior to confessing might have been his last efficiency.
Mayweather, who weighed in at 155 pounds with his challenger tipping the scales at 189.5 pounds, produced a slick efficiency much to the pleasure of the crowd at Acid rock Arena in Florida, although the battle was considered a draw.
Periodic rain throughout the night stopped working to deter the 44-year-old Mayweather’s sneak preview considering that beating Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in December 2018.
With the similarity previous heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield viewing on from ringside, the 26-year-old Paul lasted 8 rounds versus Mayweather, who hardly perspired.
This was stated an exhibit, instead of a certified bout, which suggested there were no judges and the only method to victory was to stop or knock out the challenger within the 8 three-minute rounds.
While Mayweather beat Paul and provided a variety of penalizing blows, he stopped working to land a knockout punch and with no judges to keep rating, the bout was called a draw.
Mayweather had actually ended his boxing profession in 2017 with a record of 50-0 after beating UFC star Conor McGregor in Las Vegas.
Paul was participating in his 3rd battle after 2 encounters versus fellow YouTuber KSI.
Mayweather declared later on this might be his last look, stating “I wanted to give people a show and he was fighting to survive.
“This resembled a training session, actually. Simply going the range was a win for him. He can grapple and was proficient at holding. When a person that size is holding you, it’s difficult to get him off you. If they enjoy with grappling and holding for 8 rounds, that benefits them,” he said.
“I had a good time, he did too. It was cool. When the cash comes, we will see who the winner is.
“Will I make a comeback? Absolutely not. I have retired from the sport of boxing. I probably won’t do an exhibition again either.”
Paul, who attempted to use down Mayweather with his additional weight, succeeded to last 8 rounds and delighted in some moderate success however his challenger’s experience and boxing knowledge was excessive.
“I am going into the Hall of Fame, I have nothing to prove,” stated Mayweather.
“I hope the fans were pleased. I have been in this sport for so long, I was letting people see I can come out at the age of 44 and bring almost 30,000 to the stadium and bring good pay-per-view numbers.
“I am not going to carry out like I was 19, it’s everything about development and aging. I can’t battle like when I combated individuals like Gatti and individuals like that. It’s unfortunate Manny Pacquiao is coming out to combat once again.
“I could have pressed really hard but it was fun. His whole goal was to survive and that was a win for him. If he’s happy, so be it. In the history books I will always be the greatest.
“If he would have combated more, it would not have actually lasted 8 rounds.”
Paul enjoyed being in the ring with one of the best of all time, even if he was on the wrong end of too many heavy shots.
“He was slower than I believed, dad time is capturing up with him possibly,” said Paul.
“I understood if it went the range I won technically however I struck him with an excellent shot in the preliminary however making it through versus Floyd Mayweather is something and I enjoy.”
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.