Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul – the Richest Exhibition Fight in Boxing History?

Published 03/16/2021, 10:00 AM EDT


The Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul bout is one thrilling battle for 2021. Earlier, the bout got set for February 20, but it somehow fell through. Ever since then, no new dates for the same have got revealed. Yet, Mayweather and Paul have both assured their fans of touching gloves with each other in a few months from now.

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In fact, on his 44th birthday, Mayweather revealed that they pushed this bout ahead so that the fans can mark themselves present inside the stadium.

Moreover, this exhibition might go down as the richest of all time, considering the stardom of both fighters.

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A couple of months back, SportingFree unveiled that both Mayweather and Paul will bag handsome paychecks on their collision. ‘Money’ was guaranteed a massive amount of $5 million, coupled with a whopping 50% of the PPV share. Whereas, the ‘Maverick’ was supposedly set to earn $1.5 million alongside a 10% share from the PPV sales.

TOKYO, JAPAN – NOVEMBER 05: Floyd Mayweather Jr. attends the press conference to announce the match on December 31 at Roppongi Hills club on November 5, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)

This will also mark the biggest payday for the Youtuber-turned boxer, whereas it will be a casual payday for the undefeated boxer.

Mayweather earned $9 million from his last exhibition outing against Tenshin Nasukawa. However, in this upcoming exhibition bout, ‘Pretty Boy’ will unquestionably see a surge in his fees.

Also, as the event is pushed further, the duo might earn an even bigger share than the above figures.

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Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul – will it stay true to the hype?

Although there’s a massive difference in the pair’s weight class and frame, this battle is sure shot expected to be a blinder.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 08: Logan Paul flexes his muscles after the official weigh-in at L.A. Live Xbox Plaza on November 08, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Also, many fans believe Paul exhibits the ability to overpower the boxing great in this fight. He himself is keen to take on Mayweather in the biggest bout of his life. Furthermore, the ‘Maverick’ wants to roll out a show worth the hype.

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That said, this fight has massive responsibilities and hype, and the PPV numbers might go sky high.

There’s no official news piece pertaining to the dates and locations for this bout. But in the coming few weeks, their corners might just release the official progresses to send the fans in frenzy.

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How excited are you to see the duo collide?

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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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