Well that was … different.
We’re not sure what everyone who tuned into Floyd Mayweather’s fight against Logan Paul was expecting, but things pretty much went to plan as the boxing legend had no troubles against the 26-year-old YouTube star.
The fight ended on an underwhelming note. There was no knockout and because the exhibition bout took place without judges, no winner was crowned.
Paul flew out of the gates early, throwing wild haymakers that barely landed.
Mayweather began to take control as Paul slowly gassed out, with the 44-year-old skipping around the ring and avoiding copping any major damage, apart from the occasional Paul hook that landed.
Mayweather evades Paul with ease.Source:Supplied
Proof fight was an absolute fizzer
When it comes to the official numbers, they certainly don’t paint a pretty picture — for anyone.
Paul landed seven of 73 jabs (10 per cent) and 21 of his 144 power strikes (15 per cent), and in total connected only a worrying 28 times from 217 attempts (13 per cent).
As for “Money” Mayweather, he threw significantly less punches but with more accuracy. He’s never been the most active fighter in the spot, preferring to dance his way around opponents rather than bulldoze his way through them, and it was more of the same against the YouTube sensation.
Mayweather only threw 14 jabs and tagged Paul with seven of them (50 per cent) along with 36 power strikes from 93 thrown (39 per cent), connecting with only 43 punches from 107 (40 per cent).
They were hardly inspiring numbers.
HAHAHAHA imagine paying for this…#MayweatherPaulpic.twitter.com/0b9Md3755e
Atrocious “fight”. #MayweatherPaulpic.twitter.com/oeEJZ6hAks
Fans had to cough up their hard-earned cash for the pay-per-view, but plenty are wishing they didn’t throw their money down the drain.
Plenty of punters were questioning what they’d sat through as the fight sank to some seriously sad levels.
I fell asleep during the #MayweatherPaul fight… woke up, and discovered that I didn’t miss anything. 😴
Everyone wants their money back 🙃 #MayweatherPaul
#Boxing fans lost tonight. #MayweatherPaul
It saddens me what has happened to boxing.
To anybody who paid for this PPV, I’m sorry. #MayweatherPaul
Olympic gold medallist Henry Cejudo tweeted: “These two pump chumps just saved the sport of golf.”
UFC featherweight fighter Sodiq Yusuff posted: “I know some boxers a fuming right now.”
😂😂😂😂 why am I laughing this hard 😂😂
GOTCHA FUCKING CAREER
What Floyd said
The 50-0 boxing star praised Paul, but also reminded boxing fans he isn’t the spring chicken he used to be.
“You gotta realise, I’m not 21 anymore,” said Mayweather.
“But it’s good, to move around with these young guys, test my skills, just to have some fun.
“Great young fighter, strong, tough, he’s better than I thought he was.
“He’s a tough, rough competitor.
“I was surprised by him tonight. Oh yes, I had fun.”
When quizzed about his future, Mayweather remained coy.
“We don’t know what the future holds, but I’ll talk it over with my team and see where we go from here,” Mayweather said.
“I’ve been in this sport 25 years, I understand I’m not 21, but I had fun tonight.”
Mayweather connects with a right hook.Source:AFP
What Paul said
YouTube star Paul was visibly proud of himself after the fight.
“The fact that I’m in here, with one of the greatest boxers of all time, proves that the odds can be beaten,” Paul said.
“I’m the maverick … I’m the unorthodox one, I’m the independent one, and everyone has it in them.
“S*** man, I don’t want anyone to tell me anything is impossible ever again.
“The fact that I’m in here with one of the greatest boxers of all time … this is one of the greatest moments of my life.
“It’s an honour to grace the ring with him. This is the coolest thing ever. He’s tough to hit!”
When pressed on what happens next, Paul was unsure, but did make one suggestion that will have fans rolling their eyes: “Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul 2?”
Paul miraculously went the distance with the boxing legend.Source:Getty Images
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