It didn’t finish in a knockout, however the consequence was as anticipated. Floyd Mayweather Jr., the best boxer of this era, exerted little power in an exhibition bout in opposition to Logan Paul, a social media star with basically no expertise, incomes hundreds of thousands of within the course of.
Mayweather boxed in opposition to Paul for eight rounds in a wet Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., in an unofficial bout that will by no means have been a risk to Mayweather’s spotless skilled file. No winner was introduced as a result of there have been no judges within the particular occasion. But the followers craved a knockout, and started booing towards the top of the ultimate spherical.
Paul, who stands 6 inches taller and weighed in 34½ kilos heavier than Mayweather, exerted his weight on Mayweather all through the battle, hugging and leaning his larger body in opposition to the boxer’s physique.
“He’s better than I thought he was,” Mayweather stated within the ring after the battle. “I was surprised by him tonight. He knew how to use his weight and he tied me up tonight.”
It was a change in tone for Mayweather, who within the lead-up to the battle likened the competition to a “legalized bank robbery.” Mayweather has been identified for utilizing an evasive fashion somewhat than counting on knockout energy.
“It’s an honor to grace the ring with him, this is the coolest thing ever,” Paul stated after the battle. “I’m glad I made it out. He’s old but he’s tough to hit.”