Floyd Mayweather Says Logan Paul Fight Is Like ‘A Legalized Bank Robbery’

Published 05/31/2021, 8:40 AM EDT
ARLINGTON, TEXAS – MARCH 16: Floyd Mayweather Jr. stands in the ring before Errol Spence Jr takes on Mikey Garcia in an IBF World Welterweight Championship bout at AT&T Stadium on March 16, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)


When Floyd Mayweather announced his return against Internet fighter Logan Paul, it filled the combat world with disbelief. However, the undefeated boxer went ahead with the decision and will face ‘The Maverick’ on June 6 in a massive exhibition bout.

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Mayweather is a smart entrepreneur. Hence, he has pointed to the big financial numbers that urged him to accept the fight. Just a week ahead of the event, ‘Money’, who spoke about his opponent in a SHOWTIME Series, wasn’t very respectful towards the 26-year-old.

“I believe in working smarter, not harder. So if it’s something easy like [the Paul fight], a legalized bank robbery, I gotta do it. I have to do it,” said Mayweather.

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He continued, “[Logan and Jake Paul] are making some pretty good money from YouTube. He’s made a lot of money from YouTube, but it’s not Floyd Mayweather-type of money. When it comes to Floyd Mayweather, it’s a different level. Believe me.” (H/T:-BoxingScene)

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The eight-round exhibition headliner will be completely different from a traditional professional boxing bout. However, Paul and Mayweather are two of the biggest superstars in the USA. Hence, a fight between them would garner attention from the combat world and also the entertainment community.

Meanwhile, because of the exhibition tag, should the impossible happen to the 50-0 boxer, Mayweather would remain undefeated. Nevertheless, Logan Paul will look to become the only man to beat the five-division world champion.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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