Floyd Mayweather explained why he was unable to knock out Logan Paul

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source: nytimes.com

Floyd Mayweather explained why he was unable to knock out Logan Paul and did not rule out more exhibition fights in the future.

The former multiple boxing champion referred to the eight-round fight he had with the YouTuber at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

"I am no longer 21 years old. This type of fights and going to many rounds with these young people show my abilities" was the first thing that Floyd Mayweather expressed, who at age 44 was just as competitive in the exhibition that he starred in before YouTuber Logan Paul.

"With the heavyweight, it will be difficult for him, but he is a tough fighter, a competitor. I saw that he had fun and the truth, I was surprised. He's a good kid," Money acknowledged about Logan Paul, who at the age of 26 made history by fighting with the boxing legend. The Youtuber only had a precedent in the sport of fists and was defeated by points in 6 rounds, in a non-unanimous decision, against another YouTuber, the Englishman Olajide William Olatunji (KSI), in November 2018.

The former multi-time boxing champion, who posted an exceptional 50-0-0 record with 27 KOs, clarified that he had fun and thanked fans for contributing to the show. In this sense, he did not rule out continuing to carry out this type of exhibition. 

"I'm here to have fun, and I want to thank all the fans who came. You're incredible, PPV buyers, thank you very much."

"I had fun with this heavy opponent, even though I didn't have much experience. I knew it was going to be difficult. I enjoyed it, I'm sure he enjoyed it too, and I hope the fans Enjoyed it, "The Money continued.

 Meanwhile, about the future and a hypothetical fight even with Jake, also the YouTuber, actor, and brother of Logan Paul, said: "I don't know what awaits me for my future, but I'm going to talk about it with my team. Let's see what's next. I did this sport for 25 years. I repeat, I am no more 21, but today I had a lot of fun".

Floyd Mayweather was coming off two other super-million dollar bouts: with UFC star Conor McGregor, whom he technically knocked out in 10 rounds in August 2017, and another against kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, whom he quickly knocked out in December 2018.

For this fight, Mayweather already had a bag of USD 10 million insured, but also in his contract, it appears that he also kept 50% of what was generated by PPV (the "pay-per-view" system very common in the United States and in other countries).

Estimates indicate that more than 2 million Americans would pay $ 49.99 to see the event, and another million would also do the same in different parts of the world. That is why it is estimated that Money's profit would be around USD 100 million, regardless of the result.