It looks like Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather will face each other for another round, but this time it shouldn’t take place in a boxing ring.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and YouTube celebrity Logan Paul once fought in an exhibition boxing match, in front of a packed crowd at Hard Rock Stadium, in Miami Gardens, Florida. Despite the battle that saw more than a million purchases sold through pay-per-view sales, the skeptics grew tired of the fact that the battle between Mayweather Jr. and Paul had no rules or judges.
The fight took place anyway, and to no one’s surprise, no real winner was crowned, and neither participant in the fight deserved any semblance of a knockout. Less than a year later, Mayweather Jr. and the YouTube star go head to head again, but this time it could take place in a courtroom rather than a boxing ring.
During his performance at New York’s Hard Rock Hotel, Paul was asked about Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez’s loss to Dmitry Bivol after going into the fight with a 57-1-2 record. Paul states that “it sucks” for Canelo to take the loss and admits it’s a remarkably small blemish on an otherwise phenomenal boxing career. Attention then shifted to Paul’s fight with Mayweather Jr. less than a year ago, and he was asked about his payment and whether he had received it in full. Reports show that Mayweather Jr. after the fight itself made $100 million from the fight. Paul admits he still hasn’t received the promised amount of the discount and showed signs of frustration with the statement.
“We are taking him to court,” said Paul, making it crystal clear earlier that he was “completely serious” with his statement. Estimates indicate that Paul made about $10 million from the fight, a drop in the ocean compared to Mayweather Jr.’s cut, but a significant amount nonetheless. While the pokemon card that Paul wore around his neck during his entrance is worth more than $150 million for a new format, he is more concerned that Mayweather Jr. a man of his word. Paul made sure his full amount was paid and even derisively stated that Mayweather Jr. would go to jail for his injustice.
The two fought to a no-contest ruling on June 6, 2021. With no judges declaring the action and no rules to determine a score, the exhibition match went as planned and resulted in neither a knockdown nor a win for men. While neither man had their arms raised after the fight, Paul going all the way earned him a notable reputation as Mayweather Jr. made it clear that neither of them lost. Since then, Paul has challenged professional boxer Tyson Fury and appeared on World Wrestling Entertainment programming, most notably at WrestleMania 38.
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