Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul Could Be Forced to Refund Fans After Crashing

Published 06/07/2021, 5:29 AM EDT
Jun 6, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Floyd Mayweather Jr. (Green Trunks) fights Logan Paul (Yellow Trunks) during an exhibition boxing match at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vin love-USA TODAY Sports


Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather and ‘The Maverick’ Logan Paul clashed in a special exhibition bout last night. The event took place at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, Florida. Mayweather vs. Paul was live-streamed on SHOWTIME PPV for the fans. Unfortunately, the stream crashed multiple times during the fight.

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Both Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul put on a good show and enjoyed their eight-round exhibition fight. However, it wasn’t the same case for the fans as they were facing technical difficulties while watching ‘TBE’ box the YouTuber.

Jun 6, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Floyd Mayweather Jr. (Green Trunks) fights Logan Paul (Yellow Trunks) during an exhibition boxing match at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The well-known boxing platform faced a lot of backlash on social media as plenty of fans tweeted about the issues they faced. After SHOWTIME found out the issue, they first released a statement on Twitter, saying that they would resolve it in 10 minutes.

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However, considering the PPV price, fans were outrageous as they could not enjoy the event. Hence, many fans demanded a refund. The channel’s support account put out a statement to pacify the fans, claiming that they could put in a request for the same.

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Did the Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul PPV face technical difficulties on other streaming platforms?

The SHOWTIME PPV was only accessible for USA viewers. So there were other live streaming platforms for viewers around the globe.

The event was live-streamed by Sky Sports Box Office in the UK. It cost about £16.95 for UK viewers. There were no issues on the Sky Sports Box Office PPV for the UK fans. 

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For viewers around the globe, the event was live-streamed on the Fanmio website. Even on Fanmio, there were no issues for the viewers to get access to the live event. 

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Hence, it seems that only the USA viewers who purchased the PPV faced technical difficulties. As of now, there is nothing to suggest that the fans faced any issues on other PPV platforms for the Mayweather vs. Paul event.

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Arman Khan

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Arman Khan is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He began following combat sports when Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor competed in 'The Money Fight' in 2017. 'The Notorious' attracted Arman to the UFC and he became an ardent fan of professional fighting as he could draw parallels with the action from his combat sports experience and break down techniques such as striking and striking defense lucidly for the casual fans.

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