‘This Brings Millions of Eye Balls to Boxing’ – WBC President Approves Logan Paul vs. Floyd Mayweather

Published 05/11/2021, 12:00 PM EDT


Floyd Mayweather has faced severe criticism from the boxing community for stepping up to fight Logan Paul in an exhibition on June 6. However, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman appears to be in his corner.

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Sulaiman has favored the matchup and has billed it promising for the future of the sport. Despite having no wins as a pro boxer, Logan Paul is a popular celebrity and can bring a lot of attention.

Hence, his nearing fight with Floyd Mayweather can be immense. Even if it lacks the boxing essence, both men will garner huge PPV numbers. That said, Sulaiman connected with Sirius XM to address his opinion.

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The WBC Kingpin said, “Yes I feel it’s good for boxing, as long as it is done in a respectful way, in a very organized and controlled manner with all the medicals in place, with all the care and concern for the integrity of them as athletes and the sport. This brings millions of eyeballs to boxing.”

Meanwhile, the fight has already made headlines for its controversial face-off in the past week. As we saw both men indulge in a physical altercation, their in-ring collision has clearly been intensified for the coming days.

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The verbal banter between them took a back seat and things went haywire as Mayweather struck Logan Paul’s brother Jake Paul after the face-off. It could have turned even vile, but the security was quick to separate both men. Here’s a deeper look into the incident.

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While Jake Paul tried to bully Floyd Mayweather throughout the press conference, the five-division champion busted out in the last. ‘The Problem Child’ tried to snatch Mayweather’s cap and run away, but had to pay the price for it.

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Floyd Mayweather hit him and bad and in short, Jake Paul has been banned from attending the boxing event in the Hard Rock Stadium. But Showtime is trying its best to build up a stacked card. Two more fights have been added to the event, and the hunt for Chad Johnson’s exhibition bout is still on.’

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Do you think Logan Paul will have any chances against Floyd Mayweather?

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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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