There was no doubt of the better boxer in the eight-round exhibition boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul, but Paul pulled off a massive moral victory by going the distance with the boxing legend.
There were no judges, so Mayweather’s strategic dominance couldn’t be certified, per the rules of the exhibition match. But knockouts were allowed, and Mayweather wasn’t able to knock out Paul on Sunday at Hard Rock Casino in Miami Gardens, Fla.
Paul, who weighed in at 189.5 pounds, 34.5 heavier than Mayweather, used his size to negate his infinitely more experienced opponent’s technical skills. As the fight wore on, the damage of repeated body shots of Mayweather could be seen in his lowered hands and grimacing face. But he survived, and that was more than anyone expected.
Here’s how the pros reacted to the Mayweather vs. Paul boxing match.
why am I laughing this hard— Claressa Gwoat Shields (@Claressashields) June 7, 2021
GOTCHA FUCKING CAREER— Paul Paul (@jakepaul) June 7, 2021
Floyd gonna win but he gonna be sore ash after this fight Logan big as hell, lol now here come JAKE— Claressa Gwoat Shields (@Claressashields) June 7, 2021
♂️— Canelo Alvarez (@Canelo) June 7, 2021
I know some boxers a fuming right now. ♂️— Sodiq Yusuff (@Super_Sodiq) June 7, 2021
It's crazy to think that Logan Paul (0-1) just made $20M on a boxing exhibition.— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) June 7, 2021
WHAT ARE WE DOING WRONG?
@jakepaul you are straight bitch too you pussy if I ever see you in the street Iima slap the taste out of your mouth— U R I A H H A L L (@UriahHallMMA) June 7, 2021
Say what you want that was a big win for Logan— Sodiq Yusuff (@Super_Sodiq) June 7, 2021
50-1— Paul Paul (@jakepaul) June 7, 2021
MY BROTHER JUST BEAT FLOYD MAYWEATHER
Anyone entertained the fights tonight are a bunch of fakes, @FloydMayweather just set back boxing back to the 2000s— Mitch Gagnon (@MitchGagnonUFC) June 7, 2021
you can’t sell PPV’s— Paul Paul (@jakepaul) June 7, 2021
I would eat you alive https://t.co/oo4qiufrZS
Just so y’all know they got y’all again to order that dumb ass fight they got you suckers Not me though I have my friends to do it.— U R I A H H A L L (@UriahHallMMA) June 7, 2021