Mayweather sees little threat in Paul
By Amy Tennery
(Reuters) – Floyd Mayweather’s exhibit match versus YouTube star-turned-amateur fighter Logan Paul on Sunday might total up to bit more than a simple income for the unbeaten previous world champ, who leveled a withering evaluation of his challenger’s chances on Thursday.
“I’m fighting a YouTuber who thinks he’s a real fighter and I’m getting crazy money for it,” Mayweather informed press reporters at Versace Estate in Miami Beach, including he had actually currently made $30 million in the leadup to the battle.
“This is not a real fight for me. It’s a real fight for him.”
Mayweather, who was world champ in 5 weight departments, last came out of retirement in 2017, when he beat combined martial arts rival Conor McGregor.
“I retired from boxing but I didn’t retire from entertainment and I didn’t retire from making money,” stated Mayweather.
The eight-round battle at Acid rock Arena in Miami, where tickets were being provided for well into the 5 figures on the online resale market StubHub, will have no judges and no main winner however a knockout is enabled.
A bold Paul, 26, informed press reporters that he might hold his own versus 44-year-old Mayweather, who boasts a beautiful 50-0 record in his 25 years of expert boxing.
He is the sibling of fellow YouTube figure and fighter Jake Paul.
“There’s a moment that goes through every fighter’s mind, everyone we spar, everyone Jake’s beaten, when we hit them and they realize ‘Oh, he might not just do YouTube,'” stated Logan Paul. “I think we’re going to see Floyd’s eyes light up the first time I hit him.”
Paul’s record stands at 0-1 after losing an exhibit battle to a fellow YouTube character.
“For Floyd’s sake let’s hope it doesn’t get physical,” stated Paul, who at 6 feet, 2 inches (1.88 m), has actually consistently promoted his size benefit over the 5-foot, 8-inch (1.73 m) Mayweather.
(Reporting by Amy Tennery in New York City; Modifying by Matthew Lewis)
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.