Floyd Mayweather officially retires from boxing after exhibition with Logan Paul

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Last night we saw the boxing exhibition between Floyd Mayweather (50-0) and Logan Paul (0-1). The two men stepped foot in the squared circle and went eight rounds with each other. There were a lot of big shots thrown, but no knockdowns occurred during the boxing matchup.

Logan Paul held his own, but Floyd Mayweather landed more punches throughout the exhibition. Since the fight was not officially sanctioned, there was no winner declared after the eight rounds was over. However, if there would’ve been one, Floyd Mayweather would’ve gotten the nod.

However, it was a huge moral victory for Logan Paul to have gone eight full rounds with the boxing legend. Mayweather hit Paul with some big shots throughout the night, but Logan Paul was game and never backed down.

Throughout the last week, Mayweather left the door open for more boxing matches. He even mentioned that he would be interested in another boxing matchup against former UFC champion Conor McGregor. However, Mayweather changed his tune after last night’s matchup.

Mayweather retires from Boxing

When asked about a future return to boxing, Mayweather said, “Absolutely not, I’m retired from the sport of boxing. I said this before, it’s not easy. I mean even for this fight. Train a day, take a couple of days, train a day, take a couple of days off because of the age and the wear and tear.”

With those comments, it’s safe to say that the 44 year old won’t even entertain a boxing exhibition in the future. Mayweather cashed out with a cool $100 million for his matchup with Logan Paul last night.

Last night was far from a bad night for Mayweather. He was only hit clean once or twice, but you could tell he wasn’t the same guy. The speed really wasn’t there and things were not as crisp. However, that’s to be expected when you’re 44 years old.

If a prime Floyd Mayweather was boxing last night, Logan Paul would’ve likely been finished. However, that’s not what we saw. We saw one of the greats go out there and compete in boxing, but it was clear that he’s not the same guy he used to be.

Boxing Recap: Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul go the distance

Tonight we saw the boxing match that has had the world buzzing. One of the greatest boxers of all time, Floyd Mayweather (50-0), returned for an exhibition matchup against internet celebrity Logan Paul (0-1).

Floyd Mayweather hadn’t been in a boxing ring since he defeated Conor McGregor back in 2017. Mayweather retired after that matchup, but when the opportunity came up to make potentially nine figures to box Logan Paul, Mayweather couldn’t say no.

This matchup was not sanctioned and there were no judges scoring the fight. The obvious reason why this boxing matchup was not being sanctioned was due to the massive size difference.

Floyd Mayweather is 5’8 and weighed in at 155 pounds. Logan Paul is 6’2 and he weighed in at 189 pounds for this matchup. Obviously, Mayweather’s boxing pedigree speaks for itself, but the same couldn’t be said about Logan Paul entering tonight.

Paul is athletic, strong, and he’s young. However, he’s only boxed twice with only one bout being official. In that one official fight, he lost to another celebrity, KSI. The only reason why there was a maybe in the result of this boxing matchup is the size difference.

Boxing Recap

Round 1

The boxing exhibition opened with a touch of the gloves. Paul moved forward with immediate pressure. A jab to the body starts the action from Logan Paul. Mayweather had his guard high as he started to download the movement of Logan Paul.

Paul kept throwing the jab as he held the center of the ring. Mayweather was against the ropes and Paul threw a nice hook to the body. Logan Paul swings with a massive right and Mayweather easily evades. Mayweather lands a nice right hand over the top as he circles.

Good check left hook from Mayweather and he’s getting his timing down. More pressure from Logan Paul and he leaps forward with a left hook. The two come together and Logan Paul starts swinging wild power hooks. More and more shots from Logan Paul and the round comes to a close. Likely 1-0 Logan Paul after one here in the boxing exhibition.

Round 2

Paul used a ton of energy at the end of the first round of this boxing matchup. More pressure from Logan Paul to start the second as he works the jab to the body of Mayweather. Mayweather comes forward with a jab up top.

Nice jabs land for Logan Paul and Mayweather smiles. A couple of jabs to the body land for Mayweather. Logan Paul throws a couple of power shots, but all he hits is air. A little pressure from Mayweather as he works his way inside. Mayweather smiles as Paul whiffs on another power shot.

Jab and right hand lands for Logan Paul. Mayweather comes forward with a jab, but he’s a bit out of reach. Paul comes forward with a left hook, but misses again. Not a ton of action here in the second and Logan Paul threw more, but missed a lot here in the second of this boxing exhibition.

Round 3

The two touch gloves to start the third round of this boxing matchup. Logan Paul is drenched in sweat and he’s breathing a little heavy to start in the third. Giant whiff on big uppercut from Logan Paul. Mayweather pushing forward here .

A lot of clinching here in the third with little throwing. Mayweather works his way in and Paul misses on several more big shots. Not a lot of action going on here in the third round as Mayweather continues to push forward.

A big smile on the face of Mayweather as he lands a right hand. Massive shots to the body lands for Mayweather and Paul is looking tired. Huge counter right lands for Mayweather and a clean uppercut lands. Money is coming on strong here in the third and Logan Paul is fading. All Mayweather here in the third round of this boxing matchup.

Round 4

Entering the fourth and Mayweather moves forward. Logan Paul is looking exhausted and boxing’s best is looking extremely confident. Mayweather is just touching Paul as Logan Paul is breathing heavy.

A couple of nice body shots land for Floyd Mayweather. Nice jab and right hook lands for Logan Paul. Mayweather looks annoyed by the shot and he starts plotting forward. Huge counter right lands for Floyd Mayweather.

Mayweather with a massive left hook that snaps Logan Paul’s head back. Logan Paul is looking exhausted and Mayweather is taking over here. The fourth round comes to a close and it’s likely 2-2 here at the boxing exhibition.

Round 5

The second half of the fight starts and it’s all Mayweather right now. Logan Paul starts throwing his jab to start the striking here. Pressure from Mayweather and the two clinch. A 1-2 from Logan Paul hits nothing but glove. Huge left hook lands for Floyd Mayweather and Paul is against the ropes.

Two rips to the body land for Mayweather. Mayweather is pushing forward and Paul is recovering against the ropes. Mayweather takes the center and he lands a big counter right as Paul moves forward. Massive uppercut lands for Floyd Mayweather.

Mayweather pushes forward and the two clinch. Uppercut lands for Mayweather. Right hand lands for Mayweather and Logan Paul looks exhausted. Lead left hook for Mayweather then more body shots. The boxing exhibition’s fifth round closes and Paul is on the ropes.

Round 6

The sixth round starts with more pressure from Money Mayweather. Paul throws a sloppy jab that misses. Left hook and right hand lands for Mayweather. Mayweather moves forward and Paul hugs him.

The two separate and Mayweather goes right back to the pressure. Logan Paul is doing nothing but clinching here in the sixth round. Mayweather is feinting, but not throwing as Logan Paul clinches him again.

Good body shot lands for Mayweather and Mayweather is working the body here. The two clinch again and there is very little action here. Good lead left hook lands for Mayweather. Pressure from Mayweather as the sixth round goes the distance.

Round 7

Entering the seventh round of this boxing exhibition and time is running out for a knockout. Logan Paul throws two jabs to start the striking here. More clinching to start the seventh round from Logan Paul.

I will say, Paul is throwing more here in the seventh as Mayweather is just defending and moving forward. Two minutes left in the round the two clinch once again without any shots landing. No shots being thrown by Mayweather in the seventh.

The two clinch again the crowd is becoming a little frustrated. A jab lands for Logan Paul and there’s 30 seconds left in the round. Mayweather moves forward, but again, he’s not throwing. The round comes to the end and it was probably the most underwhelming of the boxing exhibition.

Round 8

The crowd was booing entering the eighth round of this boxing exhibition. Mayweather plots forward and Logan Paul counters with a jab to the body. More jabs from Logan Paul in the first thirty seconds.

Mayweather pushes Paul against the ropes, but he eats a counter left hook. Good short left hook lands for Mayweather. Lots of booing from the crowd here and fans are starting to leave. The two men clinch again with less than two minutes to go.

Logan Paul blitzes and the two clinch again. The two clinch again before any punches land. One minute to go and nothing is happening, but clinching. No punches land before another clinch and more boos from the crowd. Good left hook lands for Mayweather with ten seconds left. The fight ends and there will be no winner in this one. Nothing but boos from the crowd here.

Boxing Preview: Floyd Mayweather – Logan Paul

Tomorrow night, the world will see the boxing match that has everyone buzzing. One of the greatest boxers of all time, Floyd Mayweather (50-0), is returning for an exhibition matchup against internet celebrity Logan Paul (0-1).

We are in such a weird time in combat sports and this boxing matchup might be the weirdest thing that’s occurring. Nevertheless, the exhibition is going down tomorrow night and there’s a ton of heat with this matchup.

Floyd Mayweather hasn’t been in a boxing ring since he defeated Conor McGregor back in 2017. Mayweather retired after that matchup, but when the opportunity came up to make potentially nine figures to box Logan Paul, Mayweather couldn’t say no.

This matchup is not being sanctioned and there are no judges scoring the fight. With that in mind, there will be no official winner crowned in this matchup. The obvious reason why this boxing matchup is not being sanctioned is due to the massive size difference.

Floyd Mayweather is 5’8 and will weigh around 150 pounds. Logan Paul is 6’2 and will weigh around 200 pounds when these two meet in the squared circle. Obviously, Mayweather’s boxing pedigree speaks for itself, but the same can’t be said for Logan Paul.

Paul is athletic, strong, and he’s young. However, he’s only boxed twice with only one bout being official. In that one official fight, he lost to another celebrity, KSI. The only reason why there is a maybe in the result of this boxing matchup is the size difference.

Boxing Match Prediction

When it comes to the boxing match tomorrow night, I don’t know how anyone could bet on Logan Paul. That said, he doesn’t have the smallest of chances to pick up the win tomorrow. He’s going to be slower and he’s going to have far-worse technique.

That said, he will have a massive size and strength advantage in there. If Mayweather is caught slipping at all, Paul could land a haymaker that could do some serious damage. Mayweather is 44 years old and I guarantee you that Logan Paul is physically stronger than anyone he’s ever boxed.

That said, even at 44 years old, I don’t see Floyd Mayweather slipping. Mayweather is an extremely proud person and I think he’s going to have Paul throwing at air all night. I see Mayweather doing a ton of damage to Logan Paul’s body in this one.

With the size disadvantage, I’m expecting Mayweather to get in and out while working the body. He will land up top, but the body work will add up. Come the later rounds, I think Logan Paul will be tired with a beat up body and I expect Mayweather to finish the job and win the boxing match.

Prediction: Floyd Mayweather by TKO – Round 6

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Celebrity Boxing Roundup: Jose Canseco Loses To Barstool Intern

This week featured a large amount of action in the celebrity boxing realm. Arguably the greatest boxer of all time dropped a hit list featuring several high profile names. The week also featured a bout between former MLB Star Jose Canseco and a Barstool Sports Intern that left Canseco on the mat in seconds. This led some to believe the 56-year-old Canseco took a dive in order to collect a check. So with all the action, here is your celebrity boxing roundup.

Mayweather Wants The Pauls & 50 Cent

Floyd Mayweather (50-0) was slated to face Youtuber and Podcaster Logan Paul (0-1) in a bout on February 20th. However, due to what both sides are claiming as “COVID and Business Issues,” the fight has been postponed. Mayweather originally planned to fight Paul before heading to Japan to continue his exhibition slate there. Now, according to his Instagram, he has two other fights he wants following the Paul bout before he heads to Japan.

Mayweather addressed the postponement of the bout with Paul before going on to call out to other celebrities. The first challenge was thrown out to Jake Paul (2-0). Jake, the younger Paul brother, has taken the boxing world by storm to this point with, most notably, his knockout of former NBA star Nate Robinson on the Tyson v Jones undercard. Jake is slated to fight former MMA Star Askren on April 17th in what will be Askren’s boxing debut. Following that, though, it looks like Mayweather wants to take both Pauls out as he stated, “and if Jake can get past his next opponent Ben Asken, I will have an exhibition with him as well.” Mayweather went on in another post to take shots at the younger Paul and the way he treats African Americans.

Aside from the Pauls, Mayweather also issued a challenge to popular rapper Curtis Jackson better known as 50 Cent, who has had disagreements with Mayweather in the past. With the two taking verbal jabs at one another about reading capabilities and size. 50 Cent has no known professional boxing experience, but he trains with boxing often and boxed when he was a kid.

Mayweather is evidently looking to capitalize on the lure of celebrity boxing in order to make significant money, as recent payperview trends have proven that it is a viable alternative to other less lucrative bouts he could take. All three of his intended bouts shouldn’t give Mayweather too much of a challenge if he ultimately decides to fight each.

Jose Canseco’s Money Grab

On this past Friday night, at Barstool Sports boxing event, Rough N Rowdy, the headline bout was former MLB star Jose Canseco against Barstool Intern William Cotter, better known as Billy Football. The intern is a former college football player who has spent a bulk of his time in college working for Pardon My Take, a Barstool podcast. In the bout, Billy ambushed Canseco knocking him out in the first ten seconds. This led to many speculating Canseco took a dive and threw the bout, given he said he has had a shoulder tear for 3-4 months. Canseco has been a part of speculation about throwing bouts for money in the past, and this has furthered that even more.

Boxing exhibition between Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul is postponed

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

The boxing exhibition between Floyd Mayweather (50-0) and Logan Paul (0-1-1) has been postponed. Paul announced the news on his podcast, Impaulsive, yesterday. The matchup was set to take place on February 20th. 

While there seemed to be a lot of hype around the boxing exhibition when it was first announced, interest has seemed to die off. When the news started to leak that the boxing match was off, many wondered if the lack of interest was the reason.

However, Logan Paul denied these yesterday on his show. Paul said that the boxing match with Mayweather had broken ever pre-fight PPV sales record and was tracking to be a massive success on PPV. Of course, we don’t know if that’s actually true.

Logan Paul said that the boxing match was being postponed for a number of reasons. He said that the two sides ran into some business issues at the last minute. There is also the desire to have a packed arena for this matchup. There was no timetable given on when the match will be rescheduled for.

Will the boxing match happen?

Logan Paul was pretty adamant on his show that the match will still take place. He said that the two sides just had to land some details and a new timeline, but the match is going to still take place.

Outside of a confirmation, there has been no word from the Mayweather camp on future plans. It seems like the sides are sure that the boxing match will still take place, however, the vagueness surrounding the postponement doesn’t sound promising.

Mayweather hasn’t boxed since he returned to face Conor McGregor back in 2017. Floyd Mayweather is one of the greatest to ever do it and he’s a much smaller man than Logan Paul. However, Mayweather was still a massive favorite considering Paul’s skillset.

Logan Paul is not a scrub in the boxing ring by any stretch, but he’s also not an elite boxer. Despite the massive size advantage, nobody was really giving Logan Paul a chance in this exhibition. I’ll be interested to see if this boxing match gets put back together.

Dana White bashes boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul

UFC, Dana White

The world of boxing got some interesting news over the weekend. It was announced that one of the greatest of all time, Floyd Mayweather Jr, would be returning to the squared circle. He’d be doing so in an exhibition against Logan Paul. 

Yes, you read that right. Floyd Mayweather Jr is going to be boxing YouTube celebrity Logan Paul on PPV. A little bit of a head scratcher, however, you already know that the exhibition match is going to do extremely well on PPV.

First and foremost, Mayweather is the cash king when it comes to boxing. Floyd Mayweather owns every single PPV record there is to hold in the world of boxing. He’s built a fortune on his perfect record.

Logan Paul has become a massive star through YouTube and other social media outlets. Paul has gained a massive following and he’s stepped into the boxing ring a couple of times against fellow YouTuber, KSI.

Worth noting that the lone professional matchup against KSI, Paul lost a split decision. However, he had lost two points in that matchup. Now, he’s going to be boxing one of the best to ever do it who is a much smaller man.

UFC President Dana White is a big boxing guy. In fact, there’s been talk between White and Mayweather about doing something together ever since Mayweather boxed UFC champion, Conor McGregor. Let’s just say that Dana White isn’t a fan of the matchup.

Boxing freak show or legit exhibition?

While laughing, White told The Nelkboys this yesterday regarding the exhibition, “When people ask me ‘What’s the state of boxing right now?’ That’s where it’s at. Didn’t that kid (Paul) get beat up by the video game kid from England (KSI)? Now he’s going fight Floyd Mayweather.”

I mean I’m pretty sure we all thought the same thing when the boxing match was announced. One of the greatest to ever do it is actually going to step into a boxing ring with a YouTube celebrity.

This seems more WWE than legit boxing. However, on that note, Mayweather did take on The Big Show in WWE over a decade ago and netted himself a nice paycheck. My guess is that Floyd is going to make some serious money for this boxing exhibition.

At the end of the day, this is not a serious match. This is strictly a money-maker for Floyd Mayweather. Mayweather has made a career out of taking smart fights that net him a giant return. A match with Logan Paul is going to get him a very nice return.

Manny Pacquiao confirms boxing match against UFC’s Conor McGregor

Yesterday, the world received some interesting news. Former UFC champion Conor McGregor made the claim that he would be boxing Manny Pacquiao for his next combat sport venture. It took a lot of people by surprise.

McGregor posted that tweet along with a few others including screenshots with UFC President Dana White. McGregor showed the fans that he was desperately trying to stay active when it comes to the UFC in 2020.

However, fights never materialized, and a frustrated McGregor said that he was walking away from the sport. However, recently, Dana White said that the UFC was working on something fun for McGregor. Although, he didn’t say what that something fun was.

It became increasingly clear that this potential boxing match with Pacquiao could be that something fun. This morning, Manny Pacquiao’s team confirmed the news with ESPN Ringside. His team said he would be taking on the former UFC champion next year.

Boxing’s Pacquiao vs UFC’s McGregor

The fight will mark the second time that Conor McGregor has made his way over from the UFC to the world of professional boxing. The first time was McGregor’s money fight against Floyd Mayweather back in 2018.

McGregor showed that he wasn’t just a UFC fighter that night, and even won some rounds against the great Floyd Mayweather. In the end, McGregor succumbed to a 10th round TKO, but he netted a massive payday for the fight.

McGregor returned to the UFC earlier in 2020 finishing Donald Cerrone in the first round at UFC 246. However, it was the last time the promotion could book McGregor. Now, as McGregor has been waiting, a new opportunity has risen.

Pacquiao hasn’t boxed in over a year, but he’s the reigning WBA Super Welterweight Champion. He’s won three straight fights since dropping a controversial decision to Jeff Horn back in 2017. Pacquiao has long been known as one of the best in boxing.

This will be another massive event that will pair the UFC against Boxing. This fight will not be nearly as big as Mayweather/McGregor, but it will definitely be a big event that should generate a ton of money.

Should the UFC censor fighters’ trash talk?

Over this past weekend at UFC Vegas 11, Colby Covington defeated Tyron Woodley. However, a topic of discussion this week has been centered more around what Covington said after the fight as opposed to his dominant performance.

Covington labeled Woodley a communist in his post-fight press conference and mentioned tribal smoke signals in a back and forth with UFC welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman. Of course, there have been many up in arms about what Covington had to say.

Many in the media have come out and said that the UFC needs to intervene. Dana White has responded saying that the UFC has never and won’t censor what their fighters can say before a fight. It should be known that this is not something new in the fight game.

In boxing years before they fought, Floyd Mayweather came under fire after he said to Manny Pacquiao, “Make me a sushi roll and cook me some rice.” Mayweather did later apologize for the racist comment towards the Filipino boxing champion.

Conor McGregor also came under fire during his promotional tour with Floyd Mayweather. The former UFC double champion asked Mayweather and his crew to dance, but used the term, monkeys. That was again in the headlines as a racially decisive comment.

What should the UFC do?

Let me be clear about my opinion. I don’t think it’s okay for anyone of any race to say anything offensive towards another individual simply because of the color of their skin. No matter what the situation, it’s not okay. If I was running a business, I wouldn’t let it happen because there’s no place for it.

However, this situation is different. We are talking about the UFC and fighting here. This is the one arena in life where your words can truly come back to bite you. I’ll remind you that Kamaru Usman broke Colby Covington’s jaw last December. It’s not like he got away with what he was saying.

The UFC welterweight champion seemed calm and composed during his exchange with Covington. Fighting is a very personal game, and even if the words are offensive, they are part of the story of the build up. Right now, we live in a very unique time where the country is extremely divided.

Racial relations are at a bubbling point in the US. I can definitely understand where folks are coming from in encouraging the UFC to step in. My only counter argument is that it’s the fight game. At the end of the day, you have to back up everything you see in the arena of combat.

Fortunately, I’m not running the UFC and I don’t have to make that choice. Because of the arena, I would say that the promotion should let fighters be to a point. I think the UFC should draw a line of where their fighters can go. It’s a touchy subject, but I don’t think the UFC should do anything different as of now.

UFC and Mayweather Promotions co-promotion could be in the works

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

The UFC and this generation’s greatest boxer could be close to working together once again. According to Dana White, there have been active talks with Floyd Mayweather about a co-promotion and a fight is, “Very Possible.”

The UFC and Mayweather Promotions most famously co-promoted the fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather. A boxing match that produced over four million PPV buys.

What does it mean for the UFC?

There are so many questions around what it could mean for the UFC. The first thing that I thought about was the potential rematch between McGregor and Mayweather. However, White halted those talks right away.

“Conor McGregor is retired,” White said to TMZ. “When I’m doing things right now and running business, I don’t even think about Conor. Conor is retired.”

With that being said, we really don’t have a great idea of what a co-promotion could mean for the UFC. I have always believed that Mayweather wasn’t completely done with the UFC.

Both sides really enjoyed doing business with each other when they were promoting The Money Fight. This came after years of Mayweather and White going back and forth through the media.

After the fight ended, the two have never said a bad word about the other. In fact, White has said many times that he’s wanted the UFC to work with Mayweather once again. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

What do you think the co-promotion could consist of? Will another UFC fighter take on Floyd Mayweather in a boxing ring or is Money Mayweather going to try out the four ounce gloves inside the octagon? Time will tell.