Sunday night saw perhaps one of the most unusual sporting events ever as undefeated, former world champion and one of the best boxers ever Floyd Mayweather Jr took on YouTuberLogan Paul.
In what many will be calling an upset, Paul, despite his limited experience in the ring, managed to go the distance against Mayweather and lasted all eight rounds until the final bell.
The exhibition fight was no quite the spectacle that many had hoped with Mayweather landing just 43 punches, compared to Paul’s 28, as neither man could really commit to opening up and leaving themselves vulnerable.
Trading blows in round 4 💥👀 #MayweatherPaul https://t.co/jrAn0Vzo9R— SHOWTIME Boxing (@SHOWTIME Boxing) 1623035947
The bout ended in boos from the audience who were perhaps hoping to see Mayweather take Paul to town and knockout the controversial YouTuber, who has recently made the jump to boxing.
Regardless it was impressive from Paul’s perspective even if there was a lot of ‘hugging’ involved.
Logan Paul got more hugs in one night from Floyd Mayweather than he got from his dad during his entire childhood— Ethan Klein (@Ethan Klein) 1623042971
Logan Paul was like “I’m a lover not a fighter. Let’s hug it out bro” during the fight— ThatGyal (@ThatGyal) 1623044666
In need of one of these type of hugs fr https://t.co/RUyx3nHCQe— Josue (@Josue) 1623038300
logan paul got more hugs in 8 rounds than i have this whole year 😭— NDL Ringside (@NDL Ringside) 1623037916
Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather https://t.co/MgFNtMA04H— Omar Galicia (@Omar Galicia) 1623040845
Mayweather and Logan paul in the locker room after the fight. #FloydvsLogan #loganPaulVsmayweather https://t.co/aYE9SzBL9O— Abir H. Titas (@Abir H. Titas) 1623042234
Sometimes tennis players hug like Logan Paul hugs Floyd Mayweather 😉 @ThiemDomi | @dieschwartzman | #MayweatherPaul https://t.co/FFXEuuTl62— ATP Tour (@ATP Tour) 1623043100
I knew that shit looked familiar #Mayweather #loganpaul https://t.co/aoPOzVR9sB— 🐉 (@🐉) 1623044522
Even before the fight, the pair had the internet talking for their walk-on attire with Mayweather sporting an Only Fans baseball cap while Paul had a rare Charizard Pokemon card around his neck.
2 dude walked into the ring, one wearing a charizard around his neck, the other walking in with an only-fans hat 😂😭💀 https://t.co/q23XD170Nr— Jackson (@Jackson) 1623034765
Logan Paul with the $300,000 holo Charizard chain 😂🤣 https://t.co/jWpNLSrLwH— TmarTn (@TmarTn) 1623034088
Does Mayweather get to keep the Charizard when he wins ?— Max (@Max) 1623034109
Logan Paul wearing the Charizard he paid $150,000 for on a necklace. https://t.co/bafXSDFLck— Darren Rovell (@Darren Rovell) 1623034192
Yes, there were plenty of memes from people who were unhappy with the fight.
Logan Paul tryna hit Floyd Mayweather went like: #MayweatherPaul https://t.co/x9uiiB6aJX— 𝘽𝙧𝙪𝙣𝙤.𝙐𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙖 (@𝘽𝙧𝙪𝙣𝙤.𝙐𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙖) 1623047457
When you watch Logan Paul survive 8 rounds with Floyd Mayweather. https://t.co/4wLxyEZIi5— Spike Cohen (@Spike Cohen) 1623041268
Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather after fooling the whole world who paid to watch the fight: #MayweatherPaul https://t.co/F6LcHTVCAz— 𝘽𝙧𝙪𝙣𝙤.𝙐𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙖 (@𝘽𝙧𝙪𝙣𝙤.𝙐𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙖) 1623046472
This is how the Floyd Mayweather Vs Logan Paul fight went 🤣 #MayweatherPaul #paulmayweather https://t.co/XPoNpN4WGH— World Sports ⑦ (@World Sports ⑦) 1623045102
there were more punches in the Mexico vs USA game than in the Logan Paul vs Mayweather fight😭😭😭 https://t.co/vxVOa0fIIb— Inactive (@Inactive) 1623043829
https://t.co/2g5dr0RTRE— LeBron James (@LeBron James) 1623035001
Yes, that last one is from LeBron James.
Paul’s fellow YouTuber, KSI who he had twice fought in boxing matches, winning both, joked that he was now the ‘best boxer in the world.’
Just woke up, what I miss?— ksi (@ksi) 1623037248
So…You’re saying I’m now the best boxer in the world?— ksi (@ksi) 1623037716
WWE wrestler Sami Zayn, who had previously been aligned with Paul on television, also suggested that he had some part to play in the YouTuber’s success.
I’ll say this, @LoganPaul no doubt worked his ass off and proved a lot of people wrong, but if he never meets Sami… https://t.co/oZLUMDmJF3— Sami Zayn (@Sami Zayn) 1623037907
Whether we’ll see Paul get into the ring with the likes of Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua or even Mayweather again remains to be seen but he certainly proved a lot of doubters wrong on Sunday evening.
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