Logan Paul went all Eight rounds with Mayweather


Written by B. Keith Crear | SFL Photo-Journalist 

During an entertaining exhibition boxing match on Sunday night at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Logan Paul (6-foot-2, 26yrs) and Floyd Mayweather (4-5, 44yrs) went at it for eight rounds. 

"He's better than I thought he was," Mayweather said of Paul.

Due to the large disparity in size and experience level, the Florida State Boxing Commission did not sanction the fight, though it provided Samuel Burgos as referee. The fight, which will not appear on either man's professional record, was promoted by Mayweather Promotions and distributed by Showtime.

While Paul had an uneventful first round, he found his groove in the second, landing a clean right hand. In the third round, Mayweather started to open up a bit with several hard right hands and a big left hook. Throughout the fourth and fifth rounds, Mayweather landed single hard shots and a few combinations, and Paul hung in despite the damage.

Mayweather did not completely capitalize on Paul's tiredness in the sixth round. In the seventh and eighth rounds, Paul used his bigger size to neutralize Mayweather's speed.

The bout was billed as a "Bragging Rights" match, meaning Mayweather would have the chance to showcase his boxing ability against Paul, a social media star who started boxing as part of the Jake Paul campaign. The boxing legend announced earlier this week that he is no longer competing, but he is still an entertainer.

There were obvious benefits to Paul's fight with Mayweather, the biggest pay-per-view draw in the history of boxing.

"I don't want anyone to tell me anything is impossible ever again," Paul said. "The fact that I'm in here with one of the best boxers of all times proves the odds can be beat."

Erik Drost, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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