The YouTuber who pocketed about USD 18 million was proud of enduring the entire fight and admitted that perhaps the former boxer forgave him on the ring.
Unsurprisingly, former boxer Floyd Mayweather dominated YouTube star Logan Paul Sunday night in an eight-round exhibition fight at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium. But since there were no judges to determine a winner, the contest ended without result, so they both celebrated.
In his third fight after two against fellow YouTuber KSI, Paul was predictably outmatched by the 44-year-old former fighter, who barely broke out in a sweat and delivered a series of disciplinary blows to prevent his American opponent from pushing. Despite everything, he was able to endure all eight rounds on his feet, and that was reason enough to be proud.
"I don't want anyone to tell me that something is never impossible. I just fought one of the best boxers of all time. I am the new boxer, the unorthodox one. It's an honor to fight you, Mayweather; I love you and everyone. I'm very happy," he declared excitedly at the end of the fight.
In front of more than 12 thousand spectators, the fighters gave a show that did not leave too much agreement with the public, who even booed at the end because they had paid their ticket to see a knockout. That's why there was even a wave of memes on Twitter. But Paul explained that it is not easy to face Money.
"You never know what can happen to this puncher. I'm going to think if he let me survive or if it was me. It's one of the coolest things I've ever done in my day. It is difficult to hit him, he is old, but it is difficult. I think now I'll go to the beach, to the water, maybe there will be a rematch. I don't know; maybe I can fight better next time. "
Last month, Mayweather and Logan did their best to heat their show during a photoshoot that turned into a widespread pseudo-battle in front of the media. More and more promoters and boxers are ready for creative formulas to take advantage of Internet figures' attention like the Paul brothers receive.
According to the fight rules, there were no official judges, and none of the fighters was declared the winner.
The world champion of five different categories has been on a wave of returns that last November brought former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, 54, back into the ring against fellow fifty-year-old Roy Jones Jr. that same night. Jake Paul knocked out former NBA player Nate Robinson in an evening that grossed more than $ 80 million in television sales. After Mayweather, the next legend who wants to step into the ring is the Mexican-American Oscar de la Hoya at 48 years old.