Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul: what have they said about their fight?
Boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr controlled his exhibition fight against Logan Paul, but the YouTuber stayed the course in Miami.
Floyd Mayweather Jr dominated Logan Paul in the pair's exhibition fight on Sunday, but the YouTuber went the full eight rounds with the boxing legend in Miami.
All eyes were on Hard Rock Stadium, where all-time great Mayweather and YouTube-star-turned-prizefighter Paul sensationally shared the ring.
The exhibition bout featured eight three-minute rounds, with no judges and no official winner, though knockouts were legal.
In the bizarre cross-over-fight, there were concerns for Paul – who had lost his only other bout heading into a blockbuster showdown with Mayweather, who retired with a flawless 50-0 record in 2017.
Mayweather "surprised" by Paul
Mayweather – typically patient – controlled the fight against a visibly tired Paul, who had a huge height and weight advantage and managed to unleash a flurry of punches though they barely troubled the 44-year-old.
"I'm not 21 anymore but it's good to run around with these younger guys," Mayweather said afterwards. "He's a tough competitor, it was good action, had fun, I was surprised by him. Good work."
Mayweather added: "I had fun, I'm pretty sure he had fun and hopefully fans enjoyed it."
Paul: "An honour" to fight Mayweather
Paul, 26, said: "I don't want anyone to tell me anything is impossible ever again. The fact that I'm in here with one of the best boxers of all times proves the odds can be beat.
He continued: "Floyd Mayweather it was an honour, I hate being a d******** I love you guys."
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