Does anyone here remember the hype of the most chattered combat that took place between a Youtuber star and a professional boxer at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida last year?
Yes, I am talking about the match which is coined as the “super exhibition” between famous Youtube star Logan Paul and Arguably, the greatest of all time, Floyd Mayweather.
The bout was promised as one of the most exciting and full of rush sporting events.
However, even after the eight rounds, the super-exhibition ended with no winner announced, which led to boos and hooting from the crowd.
But, why so?
On one side there is a 50-0 record holder boxing legend and, on the other side, there is a 6’2, 190 lbs famous Youtuber who is half the age of the pugilist but bigger.
Still a draw?
We all saw what happened at the bout and in today’s blog, I am going to break down that bout for you and find out what happened at the exhibition and who is the winner.
Here’s a Background
On 6 December 2020, the Youtube star with a whopping 23.6 million subscribers, Logan Paul, and retired pound-to-pound legendary boxer, Floyd Mayweather agreed to fight in an exhibition bout on February 20, 2021.
Later on, the bout was postponed to the 6th of June, 2021, and took place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Floyd Mayweather Vs Logan Paul Match Synopsis
The bout commenced between Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather with the Youtuber star hopping into the ring with 30 pounds (13.6kg) bigger and, six-inch reach advantage.
Whereas the boxing legend was seen as highly tentative and watchful, looking to analyze what Logan has brought to exhibit.
The first round of the match proceeded with Paul’s shot and Mayweather dodging & averting himself taking a clean sweep from the Youtuber star.
Toward the end of the first round, Logan Paul unleashed a wild flurry of jabs, but the 5’8 boxing legend guard blocked most of his punches.
After jumping and dodging Paul’s untether flurries tentatively and optimistically, Floyd Mayweather changed his nature and gifted some of the clean left hook jabs.
Combining with it his trademark pull counter with the right hand Mayweather shook Paul’s head.
As the game proceed, in the fourth round, paul seemed exhausted and employed his physical stature and clinched Mayweather in after every exchange making Mayweather carry his weight.
Attempting diligent jabs to undermine Mayweather’s offense, Paul would not be able to tackle the pace of the fight and encountered more cleaner and effective punches.
By the end of the eighth and final round, Paul showboated and seemed elated that he survived to hear the last bell against the greatest boxer of all time.
The bout went for a long eight-round distance and no winner was declared.
As per the CompuBox (computerized punches scoring system), the popular Youtuber has landed 28 punches out of 217 thrown (12.9 %). Comparatively, the pugilist and the boxing legend went home having landed 43 punches out of 107 throws (40.2 %).
- No official Winner Announced
- Eight, three minutes round in total
Post Match Statement By the Boxers
After eight rounds of this exhibition match between a Youtube star and all-time great boxer, the combatants commented on each other.
Quoting Espn, praising the young Youtuber, Mayweather said,” he’s better than I thought he was”. Adding, “… I was surprised by him tonight. Good work, Good little guy.”
And, if I turn the camera angle towards the 26 years old Youtuber. In his post-fight interview, He added, “Shit, man, I don’t want anyone to tell me anything is impossible ever again,” Paul said. “The fact that I’m in here with one of the greatest boxers of all time proves the odds can be beaten.”
He seemed with some doubt on his side how seriously Floyd had taken the fight. Later He said, “ I’m going to go home thinking, Did Floyd let me survive?”.
Floyd Mayweather Vs Logan Paul Stats
According to the Sporting News Sources, combinedly both the fighters concluded the exhibition match with landing only 71-73 punches. The majority of them came from Mayweather’s arena where the Youtuber celebrity found to be diligent to find his target.
Adding to the above statement, Sporting news also stated that as soon as Paul got aware of the fact that he wouldn’t be able to catch the 50-0 boxing legend. He framed his mind to take the game forward toward the tie, surviving eight rounds.
“It was a moral triumph for the Youtuber as he went home with a heavy pocket and had the mouth to say he survived eight rounds full of adrenaline opposite the greatest boxer of all time.”
As per CNET sources, due to the boxers holding onto and sticking around each other in the later rounds, procrastinating any action, the fight even drew boos and hooting from the spectators.
Quoting Sporting news,” the exhibition match between a boxing legend and Youtuber with a whopping number of subscribers was billed as an entertainment event”.
My Take on the Bout
Boxing is a profession that has a rich tradition of stunt fighting and when it comes to celebrity boxing it has its own flamboyant history.
For instance, Mohammad Ali was once tangled with the pro-wrestler Antonio Inoki. George Foreman fought five men in a single night, from Danny Bonaduce Vs Donny Osmond to Paula Jones Vs Tonya Harding.
Even Mayweather has priorly shared the ring with the UFC star Conor McGregor, WWE Wrestler Big show, and kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa.
So, as per my conscience, calling out the Logan Paul Vs Floyd Mayweather exhibition bout unorthodox or accusing the fight of sabotaging the efforts of lifting the sport will not be heretical to the business.
With the ending note, we all knew somewhere that the super exhibition bout between Floyd and Mayweather was just going to be a hyped-up battle with the purpose being only to fill up their bank accounts with good fortune.
That’s why at times, the most anticipated fight of the year between a 26-year-old Youtuber star and a 44-year-old, unbeatable boxer with a record of 50-0 attracted boos and hooting from the crowd.
As a spectator, I was also glued to my screen with the thirst to watch that rush and hurtle between the two fighters.
Some slamming punches from the young blood or a definitive finish via knockout from the legendary boxer, Floyd Mayweather Jr. But, that level of adrenaline and rush never came into the glance to the attendant and pay-per-fight viewers.
It was a win-win situation for both Floyd and Logan. The professional boxer went home with a huge fortune and his perfect record of 50-0. As well as later on, Mayweather said in an interview, “ if it was a real fight, it would’ve been a blowout in the first round.
And, as the sporting news said, “ It was a moral triumph for the Youtuber as he went home with a heavy pocket and had the mouth to say he survived eight rounds full of adrenaline opposite the greatest boxer of all time.
As well as recently, Logan Paul was found claiming that he was not paid in full for the exhibition fight and taking Floyd to the court.
Quoting Logan Paul, “No, he has not paid me in full. That is a fact. Short a few mil. We’re taking this one to court. See you in the courtroom. Congrats on going to prison, Floyd.”
Lastly, as the results are unannounced even after parading eight rounds, you must be curious to know the Logan paul Vs Mayweather results.
So, here is a clip that may help you understand the abstract of the bout as well as who is the winner.