Why You Should Not Watch Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul ?

Published 01/10/2021, 8:30 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 26: Floyd Mayweather Jr. walks to his corner while taking on Conor McGregor during their super welterweight boxing match on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


Ending a hiatus of over two years, Floyd Mayweather will lace up the boxing gloves to encounter Logan Paul in a special exhibition clash on February 20 at the Tokyo Dome. The news might not excite hardcore fight fans as it’s clearly a mismatch.

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Floyd Mayweather is an unbeaten five-division world champion with a pro record of 50-0. Meanwhile, Logan Paul is a YouTuber turned boxer who lost his maiden and only fight in the professional circuit. So, fight fans don’t consider them to be legitimate opponents since Mayweather will have an immense advantage.

However, Logan Paul stands at 6’2” and weighs around 200 lbs. So, he will have a size and reach advantage over 5’8” Floyd Mayweather. But boxing is a sweet science that Mayweather has honed all his life. So, he will still be the superior puncher over ‘Maverick’ inside the ring.

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Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather will still grab attention from casuals. That said, it might not justify the hardcore fight fans to watch the contest. While there are several reasons to see two of the popular celebrities go against each other, here’s why you shouldn’t watch the special exhibition clash.

Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul- There’s nothing for true fight fans

Although Logan Paul is preparing to unload a battle, it isn’t easy to take out an elite opponent like Mayweather. It’s true, anything can happen in boxing, but it’s hard to picture Mayweather losing against Logan Paul. ‘Money’ has overcome the challenge of an elite fighter in the form of Conor McGregor previously.

LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 04: Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates his unanimous-decision victory over Robert Guerrero in their WBC welterweight title bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 4, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The PPV Price?

According to ESPN, Fanmio will be telecasting the fight. The first million paying customers can avail of the PPV for $24.99 Following that, the PPV will reach $39.99. That said, the PPV will cost $59.99 next and February 11 might see it touch almost $70.

It’s a high margin for a fight that has no boxing value to it. It isn’t even a fight for the active or ongoing roster. So, applying the amount for a celebrity fight might be bizarre for several fans.

WBC junior lightweight title fight

While Mayweather will face Logan Paul on February 20, Miguel Berchelt will defend his WBC junior lightweight strap against Oscar Valdez on the same day. So, it makes sense to watch an active title fight rather than following a mere celebrity battle. Although Mayweather will have more star power on his event, Berchelt vs Valdez will be a proper boxing fight.

Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul- More entertainment, less boxing

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Do you recall Mayweather facing WWE star Big Show at WrestleMania? A fight against Logan Paul might exhibit a similar vibe as their boxing skills are way different. Mayweather’s fighting IQ and defensive ability make him one of the best.

Logan Paul might have a hard time to plant a punch. Meanwhile, if Mayweather connects it will be over for ‘The Maverick’. Thus, there’s not much fight value added to the event. Hence, fighting purists can justify skipping this event.

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However, Mayweather has some loyal fans who would like to see him return to action. That said, are you excited for Money’s return to the boxing world?

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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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