Put away the tinfoil hats.
On Sunday, Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather fought to the tip of eight rounds in an exhibition bout that pitted YouTube star and boxing nice in a really “What the hell is occurring?” second in 2021.
With none judges, the struggle went and not using a winner, although Mayweather “received” the matchup handily, touchdown extra and cleaner punches all through. One Mayweather counterpunch particularly appeared to have hobbled Paul, however a Paul clinch (with some seeming assist from Mayweather) held him on his ft.
The video of the surprised Paul had some believing that possibly Mayweather bought the higher of thie greater fighter within the ring, “by chance” knocking him out however holding him as much as assist the struggle go the gap and provides the individuals their cash’s price.
Paul took to Instagram to air his grievances on the conspiracy and pat himself on the again:
“I am seeing this narrative going round that there is one half within the struggle when Floyd punched me and I form of leaned on him just a little bit and it appears like I form of went limp,” Paul mentioned (through Yahoo Sports activities). “And persons are making an attempt to spin it and say that he knocked me out and caught me and saved me as much as maintain the struggle going to the eighth spherical, cease making an attempt to discredit what occurred final evening. …
“Make no mistake, he bought lots of good punches in. There’s a few photographs, I did not know my face may make that form. However by no means rocked, by no means blacked out, by no means clearly bought knocked out. He did not maintain me up. He tried to take me out and he could not. It was nice.”
Novelty exhibition bouts are a staple of boxing, so the newest forays into the ring by Paul and his brother Jake aren’t completely new. Each Paul brothers are notorious web stars by commerce, so think about the truth that Logan Paul made it eight rounds with one of many best fighters of all time a small little bit of an accomplishment.
Whatever the end result, one previous boxing adage stays true. Folks pay for fights to see one in all two issues: Fighters ship greatness, or fighters get knocked out. Fortunately for Paul, he hasn’t been on the receiving finish of that second half simply but.