Though Logan Paul had a major measurement benefit over Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Sunday night time, not many pundits anticipated the YouTuber to go the space in opposition to one of many biggest boxers of all time.
Mayweather tried to place Paul away within the later rounds, however Paul utilized his grappling to nice impact, basically shutting down Floyd’s offense by tying him up within the clinch.
Though it was solely an eight-round exhibition match, most followers anticipated extra from the bout and expressed their disappointment on social media. Mayweather admits that he ‘wished to provide the individuals a present’ however claims Paul ruined the spectacle by ‘combating to outlive’.
“I wished to provide the individuals a present, and he was combating to outlive, as you guys might see,” Mayweather mentioned following the combat at Laborious Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida (h/t MMA Preventing). “Each time he would punch, he would clinch. He was the larger man, and slightly awkward. However his background was in wrestling, so he was good at tying me up. A man that got here in over 200 and a few kilos. I got here in at 155, however no excuses. I had enjoyable tonight.”
“He can grapple,” Mayweather added. “He’s good at holding. He’s superb at holding. … When a man over 200 kilos is holding you, I’m making an attempt my greatest, although I’ve obtained numerous expertise, it’s arduous to get a heavyweight off you. I combat at welterweight, combating a heavyweight.”
Paul has referred to as for a right away rematch, however Mayweather doesn’t appear . The 50-0 boxing legend turned 44 in February and admits that it’s unlikely we’ll see him contained in the boxing ring ever once more.
“There’s nothing actually I might do,” Mayweather mentioned. “As you guys might see, he was placing his leg on the rope. He was fatigued. He’s an incredible grappler. However I’ve been on this sport for thus lengthy, and tonight was letting the individuals see that I’m in a position to come out at my age, at 44, and promote out 30,000 and nonetheless do loopy numbers to the place I could make Showtime crash. So I’m actually blessed, and I’m not right here to bash anybody. In fact, at my age, I’m not going to carry out like after I was 19. I’m not speculated to. It’s all about progress and getting older.
“Is my hair going to be all black eternally? Completely not. After I get outdated, it’s going to show all gray. I perceive that. That’s part of life. Am I going to have the ability to combat like I fought Diego Corrales and Arturo Gatti? Completely not, and I perceive that.”
Logan’s youthful brother Jake Paul handled the exhibition as a victory for Logan, claiming that Logan ended Mayweather’s 50-fight win streak.