Jeff Mayweather Gets Real About Floyd Mayweather: “Floyd Is Still Fighting for the F***ing Money”

Published 05/03/2021, 11:00 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 13: Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. poses on the scale during the official weigh-in for his bout against Canelo Alvarez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 13, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fighters will meet in a WBC/WBA 154-pound title fight on September 14 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Floyd Mayweather has competed against several combatants, putting himself against MMA fighters, kickboxers, and even WWE superstars. However, the undefeated pugilist has never faced a YouTuber, and Logan Paul will be the first from the community to have a crack at the five-division champion.

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50-0 as a professional, Floyd Mayweather, who has enjoyed a Hall-Of-Fame-worthy career, has nothing more to prove. He is arguably the best boxer of all time. Hence, facing a YouTuber might not suit his legacy. However, Jeff Mayweather revealed why ‘Money May’ is taking the step.

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On The Mayweather Channel, Jeff Mayweather said, “It is about the f*** money, that’s the same thing. Why do you think Floyd is fighting? Floyd is still fighting for the f**** money. So why the f*** Logan Paul [is fighting?] because Floyd has way more money than f**** Logan Paul dude.”

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He added, “He is fighting for money because he like the money. Just like Logan like the money.”

LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 09: Referee Jack Reiss deducts 2 points from the score card of Logan Paul (red/white/blue shorts) after he punched KSI (black/red shorts) after a knock down in their pro debut fight at Staples Center on November 9, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. KSI won by decision. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

There’s no denying Logan Paul is a popular personality and can grab a lot of attention. Hence, Mayweather seems to be allured by the idea of staging an epic PPV event. He last appeared in 2018 and fought Tenshin Nasukawa. Now, three years later, boxing fans will look forward to seeing him return to action in a massive crossover that may shake many PPV records.

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The exhibition matchup will take place on June 6 at the Hard Rock Stadium in the USA and will be available live on PPV via Fanmio and Showtime. However, the matchup seems bizarre to the fight fans for the obvious reasons. Logan Paul, who has appeared only in 1 pro fight, ended up on the losing vertical against KSI. Hence, he doesn’t fall in a similar bracket with Floyd Mayweather.

 

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While Mayweather’s fight against McGregor reportedly made $4.3 million PPV buys, it would be interesting to see whether Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather can bring a bigger number.

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Who do you think will win? Floyd Mayweather or Logan Paul?

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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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