Mike Tyson Says Logan Paul’s ‘Little Punches’ Hurt Floyd Mayweather

Published 07/17/2021, 12:30 PM 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


Floyd Mayweather arguably had the worst bout of his fighting career against a 6’2” tall Logan Paul, which lasted till the final bell and ended in a draw. Luckily, it was an exhibition and didn’t affect Mayweather’s unscratched 50-0 record. However, it put a dent in his inevitable image, and former heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson, felt ‘Money’ got hurt.

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Speaking about the differences in the weight, Tyson commented on how Paul’s deadly punches were camouflaged as jabs. Although they didn’t seem devastating, Tyson claimed to have seen Mayweather get hurt.

“Floyd stopped, but listen those little punches that he [Logan Paul] and Floyd [shared], I know they hurt. They don’t look like they hurt, but they hurt. Because he [Paul] is 50 pounds heavier,” said Mike Tyson.

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The fight might have been a reality check for ‘TBE’ himself, who is now 44-years-old. While he had claimed that he would appear in several exhibition fights this year, a draw against Logan Paul could have changed his opinion. After the fight, Mayweather hesitated to approve his future in the sport. But a lucrative payday can bring him back any day.

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Despite a below-average performance against a YouTuber turned prize fighter, Mayweather earned over $100 million in one night. It was a massive boost to his already massive net worth. So, all things considered, Floyd Mayweather had a pretty successful fight against Logan Paul, which might have ended his fighting career now.

What’s next for Floyd Mayweather?

Mayweather is one of the wealthiest boxers ever to walk on the planet, and arguably the greatest boxer of all time. He has held championships in five weight classes, beating 50 all opponents. Notably, most of his opponents were world champions. Following such a successful run, he doesn’t need to come back to prove anything.

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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

As he is reported to have a net worth of $450 million, ‘TBE’ can retire for good. Furthermore, he is also a successful promoter and has several youngsters to guide from Mayweather Promotions. So, what’s next for Mayweather is ultimately Mayweather’s call.

Do you think Floyd Mayweather should continue fighting?

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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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