Logan Paul Claims He ‘Busted’ Floyd Mayweather’s Eardrum During Their Fight

Published 06/11/2021, 10:26 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 Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


For Logan Paul, fighting Floyd Mayweather is possibly the most enthralling experience of his life. The 26-year-old recently described what it was like to share the ring with one of the all-time greats on his podcast, ‘Impaulsive’.

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Speaking with his brother Jake Paul, he shared that he instantly figured out that landing on Mayweather won’t be easy. But as the fight progressed, ‘Maverick’ began feeling more confident in his abilities.

“This man is hard to hit. I am long and I got him with a couple good jabs… Every time I hit him, my confidence just went up, ‘Oh, he’s just a man’,” Paul said.

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Further detailing the fight, he also shared that he apparently ruptured Mayweather’s eardrum. “My chest pumps out a little and I feel ‘I can do it He is a human’, granted tough ass fucking guy. I busted his ear like I busted his ear. I heard from behind the scenes. Guess what, in the fight I didn’t know. And he kept coming at me,” he told his younger brother.

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Mayweather’s boxing skill and acumen were clearly intact even as the veteran is out of active professional competition. In Logan Paul, he took on a much younger and bigger opponent. Someone clearly outmatched Paul in terms of boxing skills. Mayweather was able to secure 8-9 rounds on many unofficial scorecards.

However, ‘The Maverick’ had his moments in the fight. Paul’s few barrages of punches in the earlier rounds seemed to find their home.

He lauded his opponent’s boxing skills during the podcast. “His relentlessness to just keep coming forward is admirable,” Paul said.

Even though physicality was in favor of Paul, which he himself acknowledged during the fight, most didn’t expect him to sustain Mayweather’s calculated attacks. Paul’s grit also was impressed Mayweather during the fight. “Great young fighter. Strong, tough. He’s better than I thought he was,” Mayweather said during his post-fight interview.

UFC commentator Joe Rogan also commended Paul’s effort after the fight.

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Although no official winner of the contest was declared, both parties won from the fight financially.

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Akshit Pushkarna

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Akshit Pushkarna, who has a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication, is an MMA writer for EssentiallySports. Before his current role, Akshit worked on the Urban Development beat at the Urban Update magazine. However, combat sports always called out to Akshit, who pursued both boxing and wrestling at a regional level before shifting his focus to MMA journalism.

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