fbpx
Saturday, June 19, 2021
No menu items!

Paul outweighs Mayweather by nearly 35 pounds on eve of their exhibition fight

Floyd Mayweather will give up nearly 35 pounds (16 kg) to YouTube personality Logan Paul when they step into the ring for their exhibition fight at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Sunday (June 6) but that is the only thing the undefeated five weight division champion is conceding.

The “ceremonial” weigh-in on Saturday (June 5) produced no surprises with the 6 feet, 2 inches (1.88 m) Paul always going to have an advantage on the scales coming in at 189.5 lbs with the 5-foot, 8-inch (1.73 m) Mayweather checking in at 155 lbs.

If there was a surprise, it was that the often outrageous Paul played the weigh-in straight, no doubt disappointing many of his 20 million-plus YouTube followers.

Paul, whose ring record stands at 0-1 after losing an exhibition fight to a fellow YouTube personality, took only one shot at the unbeaten Mayweather (50-0) during a tame weigh-in and even that was a glancing blow that the champ laughed off.

“He’s not ready, he don’t know what to expect,” declared Paul. “And this is not the biggest fight of my life, this is the biggest fight of his life because he’s got a lot on the line, everything to lose. I’m going to have fun.”

“The fact I am even up here proves this is a simulation, none of it is real, the aliens are coming in June … just be ready … tomorrow I bring the simulation and beat the greatest boxer in the history of planet.”

Paul may label the eight-round bout a simulation but the interest and millions it is generating in ticket sales and pay-per-view buys are very real.

Even though there are no judges and no official winner, each fighter is set to pocket millions from the exhibition.

Mayweather, who is nicknamed “Money,” said he expects to make north of $50 million from the fight, which will not count against his unblemished professional record.

“I’ve been here before, I know what it takes, I’ve fought every different style you could possibly fight,” said Mayweather sounding as serious as he could. “Weight don’t win fights, fighting wins fights … at the end of the day and I can fight.”

(Production: David Grip)

Advertisement

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Biden tells NATO allies: I want Europe to know the U.S. is there

U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday (June 14) he wanted Europe to know the United States...

Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donates $2.7 bln in latest round of charitable giving

Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott announced on Tuesday (June 15) that she has donated $2.7 billion to nearly 300 organizations focused on what...

New York state skylines glow with fireworks as COVID-19 restrictions lifted

Fireworks in major cities across New York state on Tuesday night (June 15) celebrated a major milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic: the...

Suspect stopped with spike strip after lengthy chase on Beltway 8

HOUSTON - A driver running red lights has been caught after a lengthy chase overnight, according to Houston police.

Woman being questioned after man stabbed to death in west Houston hotel room

HOUSTON – Authorities have launched investigation after a man who was found stabbed in the chest in a west Houston hotel Monday...

More Articles Like This