“‘What? He Was the Best Ever?’”- Eddie Hearn Says Floyd Mayweather Looked ’Terrible Against Logan Paul

Published 06/09/2021, 2:00 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


Floyd Mayweather might have had the worst fighting experience of his career against Logan Paul, as he failed to secure a win. The eight-round battle went to the distance, and we saw the YouTuber get violent on Mayweather several times. Although ‘Money’ earned a lucrative payday, several boxing pundits, including Eddie Hearn, have ridiculed his stance.

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The Matchroom Chairman expressed concern for the unbeaten boxer in a chat with DAZN. Eddie Hearn said, “The person this looks worse on than anybody – and he probably don’t care – is Floyd. Because I thought Floyd looked quite terrible. If you’re a young fan, you look and go, ‘What? He was the best ever?’”

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Meanwhile, Floyd Mayweather didn’t take it as a scratch in his boxing journey. He appeared pleased to have earned over $100 million in one night. ‘Money’ also hailed Logan Paul for his efforts on Sunday.

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It wasn’t his best night, but Floyd Mayweather also had his moments. Despite having a sheer disadvantage in height and reach, the five-division champion outworked ‘The Maverick’. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to keep the critics away.

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What’s next for Floyd Mayweather?

Earlier this year, Mayweather had vowed to appear in several exhibition bouts. He even verified a potential rematch with UFC star Conor McGregor during the fight week for his latest appearance against ‘The Maverick’. However, 26-year-old Logan Paul could have been a reality check for the boxing superstar.

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Following a 50-0 record, Mayweather has found success inside and outside the ring. As he remained undefeated throughout the journey, he also became one of the richest athletes in the land with his smart investments and business ventures.

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While he can still make millions by appearing in exhibition fights, it can also endanger his dominance as a boxing persona. That said, Mayweather has hinted at hanging up the gloves, thus walking away from exhibitions for good.

Do you think Floyd Mayweather should continue fighting? What did you make of Eddie Hearn’s take on his fight? Let us know below.

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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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