Floyd Mayweather Details Why He Prefers a YouTube Fight Over a Professional Fight

Published 03/17/2021, 5:39 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: Floyd Mayweather Jr. addresses the media during the post-fight news conference after his unanimous decision victory against Manny Pacquiao in their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)


Even after retirement, Floyd Mayweather stays abruptly relevant to the fight world. He is one enigmatic star of boxing, who shattered countless records and cemented his legacy. Until today, he hasn’t completely left boxing and indulges in exhibition boxing bouts. In fact, he was even prepared to confront the YouTuber turned boxer, Logan Paul last month.

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However, the fight fell through because of some uncertainties. But Mayweather has assured his fans of staging this bout in the mightiest way for 2021.

In a fresh conversation with Rob Moore, ‘Money’ shed some light on why he prioritized a YouTube fighter over a professional fighter.

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He said, “I can guarantee myself 35 million. Eventually, fighting me, 50 million, right? Just a regular fighter right. Or I could meet Logan Paul or a YouTuber. We can go out and entertain and have fun and make nine figures. A $100 million or more.”

LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a left at Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

As famous as he is for his in-ring skill sets, Mayweather is equally known for his business mindset. He believes a 12-round bout with any primal boxer wouldn’t garner eyeballs like a YouTube fight or the Logan Paul fight.

Also in a full-fledged boxing contest, ‘Pretty Boy’ will have to trace a 12-round fight. Whereas, in an exhibition fight, he can secure a massive paycheck for fighting only 6-8 rounds.

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Will Floyd Mayweather really fight Logan Paul?

Despite a vast difference in their weight classes, Mayweather and ‘Maverick’ Paul both are keen to fight each other. As their clash got postponed, fans were left in a confused state, thinking about whether this fight will happen.

But, ‘Money’ answered all the questions with an Instagram post, stating that he’d fight Logan Paul and enter the ring multiple times this year.

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In fact, on his 44th birthday bash, Mayweather asserted that he pushed this bout further because they want the fans to be in the arena in huge numbers. However, nothing has been revealed yet pertaining to the official date, location, and contract for this bout.

The Paul vs Mayweather fight is one of the most talked-about events for 2021. And the fans just wish to see the duo take up the ring space.

What do draw of Floyd Mayweather’s comments?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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