Put away the tinfoil hats.
On Sunday, Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather fought to the top of eight rounds in an exhibition bout that pitted YouTube stars and boxing nice in a really “What the hell is going on?” second in 2021.
Without any judges, the combat went and not using a winner, although Mayweather “won” the matchup handily, touchdown extra and cleaner punches all through. One Mayweather counterpunch particularly appeared to have hobbled Paul, however, a Paul clinch (with some seeming assist from Mayweather) held him on his ft.
The video shocked Paul had some believing that possibly Mayweather obtained the higher of the larger fighter within the ring, “accidentally” knocking him out however holding him up to assist the combat to go the space and provides the individuals their cash’s price.
Paul took to Instagram to air his grievances on the conspiracy and pat himself on them again:
“I’m seeing this narrative going around that there’s one part in the fight when Floyd punched me and my kind of leaned on him a little bit and it looks like I kind of went limp,” Paul mentioned (by way of Yahoo Sports). “And persons are making an attempt to spin it and say that he knocked me out and caught me and stored me up to preserve the combat going to the eighth spherical, cease making an attempt to discredit what occurred final evening. …
“Make no mistake, he obtained a variety of good punches in. There are a few pictures, I did not know my face might make that form. But by no means rocked, by no means blacked out, by no means clearly obtained knocked out. He did not maintain me up. He tried to take me out and he could not. It was nice.”
Novelty exhibition bouts are a staple of boxing, so the newest forays into the ring by Paul and his brother Jake aren’t totally new. Both Paul brothers are notorious web stars by commerce, so contemplate the truth that Logan Paul made it eight rounds with one of many biggest fighters of all time a small little bit of an accomplishment.
Regardless of the end result, one outdated boxing adage stays true. People pay for fights to see one in all two issues: Fighters ship greatness or fighters get knocked out. Luckily for Paul, he hasn’t been on the receiving finish of that second half simply but.