Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul battle outcomes, highlights: ‘Cash’ impresses as exhibition goes the space

The Showtime pay-per-view battle between Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul was known to have no winner announced if the show went the distance. That probably won’t take away anything from Paul who can claim a moral victory after managing all eight rounds with one of the greatest boxers of all time on Sunday night at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Mayweather was clearly the better fighter, as expected, but Paul used his huge size and weight advantage to lean on Mayweather and avoid taking more than one or two clear shots at a time from the former multi-division world champion.

“I was having fun,” Mayweather said after the fight. “You have to realize that I’m not 21 anymore, but it’s good to move around with these guys.”

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Mayweather was very careful at the beginning, trying to figure out what brought Paul into the ring and also trying to avoid clean shots of the YouTube star. Paul entered the ring well over 30 pounds taller and with a six-inch range advantage.

After Mayweather had played almost exclusively on the defensive in the second round, Mayweather finally turned the offense in the third and opened with some clean left hooks that rocked Paul’s head back and occasionally interfered with the overhand right.

Although “Money” was beginning to find room to land clean shots, whenever Mayweather seemed to get his offense on track, Paul would clinch, choke, and lean, causing Mayweather to carry his weight.

“He’s better than I thought,” said Mayweather. “As for the big ones, the heavyweights? It’s going to be tough. But he’s a tough, tough competitor.”

Paul seemed to get tired on the track, losing the crack he had in his punches to open the competition, and pouring sweat as he performed jabs that Mayweather could mostly easily avoid while the boxing icon picked points to To score points.

Although it would have been a definite loss if the judges had been present, Paul was delighted after walking the distance.

“Shit man, I don’t want anyone telling me anything is impossible ever again,” Paul said. “The fact that I’m here with one of the greatest boxers of all time proves that the odds can be beat.”

The fight drew intermittent boos from the crowd, with those in attendance seeking a final knockout finish, but that level of action never came and neither appeared to be seriously injured at any point in the clash.

Paul seemed to share some of the fans’ questions about how seriously Mayweather approached the fight.

“I mean, you never know with this guy,” said Paul. “I’m going to go home thinking, ‘Did Floyd let me survive?’ It is an honor to adorn the ring with him. This is the coolest thing ever. “

Mayweather, 44, commented afterward that he is definitely no longer fighting professionally and “probably” won’t have another show.

“Your children can’t eat inheritance. They can eat from the currency. I believe in building generational wealth. That’s important to me,” Mayweather said.

“This may be the last time we’ll see him in the ring. Whether you liked the show or not, OK or not, give this man his flowers today,” said Stephen Espinoza, President of Showtime Sports the fight.

Elsewhere on the map, Badou Jack scored a knockout in the fourth round against Dervin Colina in a light heavyweight contest co-main event. Jack overwhelmed the Venezuelan-born who made his US debut on short notice after Jean Pascal was forced to step down for four positive tests for banned substances. Jack hopes the win can get him back into the competition at 175 pounds or maybe move up to cruiserweight.

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Combat card, results

  • Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul ends in a draw (contract issue)
  • Badou jack def. Dervin Colina on the knockout in the round of 16
  • Luis Arias def. Jarrett Hurd on Split Decision (94-95, 97-93, 96-93)
  • Chad Johnson vs. Brian Maxwell ends in a draw (Contract issue)

Mayweather vs. Paul Unofficial Scorecard, Live Coverage

Mayweather

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10

10

10

79

Paul

9

10

9

9

9

9

9

9

73