The fight between Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul ended in a tie on the night of Saturday to Sunday in Miami. A revenge between the boxing legend and the social media star seems possible but is absolutely not guaranteed. However, the financial aspect could also play an important role.
While waiting for the beauty between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder on July 24 in Las Vegas, the most anticipated fight of this beginning of the year 2021 was undoubtedly the duel between Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul on the night of Sunday to Monday in Miami in Florida.
The clash between the legend of the rings and the YouTuber star finally gave birth to a poor show and angered some fans of the noble art.
After a fight where “Money” Mayweather failed to fold his rival, the idea of a revenge between the two men does not excite many people. And in particular the fans who spent nearly 50 dollars (41 euros) to buy a pay-per-view which was ultimately quite disappointing.
Mayweather held in check and rather disappointing
Winner of Conor McGregor in his last event fight in 2017, Floyd Mayweather was mostly content to dodge the blows of Logan Paul. At 44, the man with 50 victories in 50 professional fights (including 27 by KO) fought with mastery but did not seem really domineering.
“I wanted to give people a show and he was fighting to survive,” Mayweather explained after that night of boxing. He was the bigger guy and his background was in wrestling so he was good at catching me. “
Surprised by the level of his opponent of the day, who had only two fights in the legs before this opposition, “Money” tried to justify his relative failure.
“Just going the distance was a victory for him. He knows how to manage and he was good at hanging on,” continued the former king of the ten world titles. “When a guy of this size holds you, it is hard to bring him down. I had fun, too. It was cool. “
Logan Paul not against a rematch
Taller, heavier than Floyd Mayweather, Logan Paul paid for his lack of experience in the ring. Happy and proud to have stood up to the legend, the social media star even opened the door to another duel.
“It was one of the greatest moments of my life,” said the 26-year-old American. Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul II? I don’t know. Maybe I could finish it next time. “
Mayweather: “I probably won’t do an exhibition anymore”
We still have to convince Floyd Meaweather to treat himself to one last dance in the ring. Everything but won if we trust the statements of the Michigan 44-year-old.
“Am I going to make a comeback? Absolutely not, guaranteed the ring legend after his fight. I retired from sports and boxing. I will probably not do more exhibitions either,” explained the American in comments relayed by the Daily Mail. […] I have the chance to build a legacy and make a fortune out of it. I have made wise investments and it all pays off. We did what we had to do tonight. “
Very lucrative fights ahead?
The money, that’s what could still push Floyd Mayweather to put on the gloves for a possible revenge against Logan Paul. Despite the show offered this weekend, commercially this show remains a real success for both fighters. Even before cashing in the gains related to the sale of the pay-per-view, the boxing legend assured to have touched nearly 25 million dollars (20 million euros) via his sponsors. Considering the price of the PPV from which it will reap 50% of the profits, “Money” would reach nearly 20M € for one million viewers, 40M € for two million… according to estimates across the Atlantic.
By doing at least as well as during his duels against McGregor and Manny Pacquiao (respectively 4.3M and 4.6M PPV sold), Floyd Mayweather would therefore pocket a huge jackpot. What make him want to give a revenge to Logan Paul or even to offer a duel to the brother of the Youtuber star Jake, whose qualities of boxer seem a tone above. It will surely be necessary to make him an offer impossible to refuse.
Some detractors of Floyd Mayweather have even started to pitch the idea that the former champion has held back his punches to allow Logan Paul to increase his odds before his next fight. A future in boxing whose promoter could well be… Floyd Mayweather.
In the other tracks put forward for the sequel, the hypothesis of a confrontation “Money” and Jake Paul also makes sense. Especially after the episode of the cap torn from the head of Floyd Mayweather by the youngest of the siblings Paul. And who knows, if the hype around the Paul brothers does not fade, the two men, with some 35 million cumulative fans on Instagram, could even afford a fratricidal fight. Asked about it on Monday, the elder left the door open.
“We love each other. But we also love to organize big events. Maybe later, Logan Paul quoted by ESPN. Again, give us some time to get acclimated to the sport. […] I’m 26, the kid is 24. What will happen when I turn 30? Where will I be? Where will he be? Let us get good at this sport. Let us progress a little more. We’re just getting started. ”Both exciting and perhaps a little disturbing for the boxing world as well.