New Report Suggests Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul Surpassed 1 Million PPV Buys

Published 06/10/2021, 5:24 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


The highly anticipated exhibition bout between Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather went down on Sunday. Nobody expected this bout to go the distance. But to everyone’s surprise, the tussle went till the final bell and left the fans entertained. Moreover, the bout fared exuberantly well on fans’ expectations and it reportedly hit over 1 million PPV buys.

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Mike Coppinger reported the same on his official Twitter handle. He wrote, “Sources: The Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul exhibition generated over 1 million buys on pay-per-view. The PPV was available via Showtime and Fanmio at $49.99. There’s no precise PPV number available yet, but the show will at least exceed 1 million in buys.”

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A few days back, it was reported that the Mayweather vs Paul event failed to generate the expected 1 million PPV buys. However, with the recent signs of progress, it’s clear that this fight stood tall on everyone’s expectations.

The fight began on a pleasant note for the underdog, Logan Paul. Right from the first gong, he went all out against the boxing legend. In fact, in round one itself, he caught ‘TBE’ with wild shots. However, the latter defended those well by employing his slick defense.

As the fight moved ahead, it was all about Floyd Mayweather. He controlled the ring and kept ‘The Maverick’ on his toes. Despite that, the YouTuber turned boxer responded well and survived Mayweather’s thunderous hits.

Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul – What was the uniqueness of this fight?

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The Mayweather vs Paul fight was special in many ways. Firstly, it was the comeback of boxing’s greatest of all time, Floyd Mayweather. Moreover, ‘Pretty Boy’ challenged himself by going up against the lankier and heavier Logan Paul.

The fact that Mayweather was 50-0 and ‘The Maverick’ was 0-1, made this matchup unique and intriguing for combat sport and entertainment fans.

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Despite having its detractors, the numbers per Coppinger’s tweet show that such events have value and are here to stay for a while.

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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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