The much-anticipated fight between YouTubers Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather ended in a draw. Here’s a look at who won and who lost the boxing match.
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On June 6th, 2021, YouTuber Logan Paul and retired professional boxer Floyd Mayweather, met in an exhibition match. The eight-round bout was held at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida and was produced by Showtime PPV. Mayweather won the fight by knockout in the eighth round.
The lead up
Mayweather-Paul was one of the most highly anticipated boxing matches in recent memory. The fight was originally scheduled for February 20th, but was postponed due to COVID-19. On May 5th, the two boxers finally stepped into the ring.
Mayweather, who is widely considered one of the greatest boxers of all time, entered the match as a huge favorite. Paul, on the other hand, had never fought a professional boxing match before. In fact, he had only fought one exhibition match, against fellow YouTuber KSI, which ended in a draw.
Despite his lack of experience, Paul put up a good fight against Mayweather. However, in the end, Mayweather was declared the winner by technical knockout in the eighth round.
Floyd Mayweather’s training for the exhibition match against Logan Paul consisted of rigorous six-hour sessions, five days a week. He sparred with up to 20 partners, many of whom were young, active boxers. Mayweather also ran 10 miles a day and did plyometric and speed drills to prepare for the fight.
Paul began his training regime in the Miami Wild Card Boxing Club, under the watchful eye of world-renowned trainer, Floyd Mayweather Sr. Mayweather Sr. has previously worked with some of the biggest names in boxing, including his son Floyd Mayweather Jr., Oscar De La Hoya, and Manny Pacquiao.
On the morning of the fight, both Mayweather and Paul stepped on the scale to weigh in for the bout. Mayweather came in at 155 pounds, while Paul weighed 189.5 pounds.
The undercard for the Mayweather-Paul fight was just as exciting as the main event. In the first fight, Luis Ortiz knocked out Alexander Flores in the second round. In the second bout, Badou Jack won a split decision against Jean Pascal. In the third and final fight before the main event, Logan Paul took on former NBA star Nate Robinson. Paul won by knockout in the second round.
The ring walk
At around 9:00 p.m. EST, both Mayweather and Paul made their ring walks. Mayweather, wearing black trunks with red and white stripes down the sides, walked out to his customary rap music. Paul, wearing all black, walked out to a song by DJ Khaled.
The first round
The fight started out much as expected, with Mayweather employing his usual strategy of using his superior boxing skills and footwork to avoid engagement while picking his shots on the much larger Paul. In the first round, Mayweather seemed content to score points with jabs and straight punches while staying just out of Paul’s range.
The second round
In the second round, Mayweather was able to land some clean shots on Paul, which stunned the YouTube star. However, Paul was able to recovered and ended the round strong. In the end, the judges gave the round to Mayweather.
It’s been a few days since the big fight between Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul, and the aftermath is still being talked about. Many people are wondering who won the fight, and the answer is still up for debate.
Mayweather was declared the winner by TKO in the 8th round, but many people feel that Paul should have won. Paul dominated most of the early rounds, and even though he was eventually knocked down, he managed to get back up and keep fighting.
The fact that Paul was able to last 8 rounds with Mayweather is a testament to his skill and endurance, but in the end, Mayweather was declared the winner. This has led to a lot of debate online, with many people feel that Paul was robbed.
Only time will tell if there will be a rematch between these two fighters, but for now, we can all agree that it was an entertaining fight.