Logan is a character in the film Logan Paul can brag about going the distance with one of the era's best boxers.
At Sunday's pay-per-view event, which took place at Hard Rock Stadium and televised on pay-per-view, the YouTube celebrity beat Floyd Mayweather to the final bell in eight-round exhibition combat. Because there were no judges in the special rules competition, no winner was recognized.
Paul's best work came in the opening round when he took the center of the ring and proceeded to walk down the 44-year-old Mayweather, who seemed content to be the less aggressive fighter in the round. During the waning seconds of round one, Paul threw a barrage of blows while Mayweather hid.
From that moment forward, Paul began to wane due to exhaustion, while Mayweather increased his pressure as time passed. Mayweather came down Paul, smirking and talking trash, and landed massive shots to the body and head for the rest of the fight.
Surprisingly, Paul did manage a few clean strikes of his own along the process, though he generally chose to clinch and slow the action against Mayweather. Mayweather connected flush to the body and head time after time, demonstrating Paul's tenacity and a terrific chin.
Mayweather dominated the final six rounds of the fight and landed the great majority of the better shots, but he was unable to knock down or stop the much younger Paul. The 26-year-old was also much bigger going into the fight, weighing in at 189.5 pounds on Saturday's weigh-ins, while Mayweather weighed in at 155.
After the fight, Mayweather commented, "I had fun." “You have to understand that I'm no longer 21 years old, but it's fun to hang out with these young people and put my talents to the test. A fantastic young fighter. Tough and powerful. He's a lot better than I expected.”
Mayweather last fought professionally in 2017, winning a 10th-round TKO over former UFC champion Conor McGregor to improve his career record to 50-0. He remained tight-lipped regarding future exhibition competitions, but he didn't rule them out after a "great night."
“We don't know what the future holds,” Mayweather said. “But I'll talk it over with my team and see where we go from here.” “You have to understand, I've been in this sport for 25 years, and I'm not 21. I'm not 25 years old. But I had a good time tonight.”
Meanwhile, the divisive Paul stated he had a good time and believes that simply entering the ring with an all-time great was enough to prove his value.
Paul declared, "I don't want anyone to ever tell me anything is impossible again." “The fact that I'm in here alongside one of the all-time great fighters indicates that the odds can be overcome. I'm the outcast. When they turn left, I turn right. I'm the one who deviates from the norm. I'm the self-sufficient one, and I believe that everyone has it in them to overcome obstacles and achieve great things in life, and I want everyone to know that. That is the message I am conveying.
“It was an honor to meet Floyd Mayweather.”