Rumored to be one of the strangest sporting events in the history of boxing, the Mayweather vs. Logan Paul fight is something you can’t miss. It’s impossible to think that a YouTube entertainer with an all-time professional boxing record of 0-1 would even dream of taking the greatest boxer of all the time, Mayweather. Having won 50 out of 50 bouts Mayweather is arguably one of the best in this game. Right?
But, after all the things that have happened in 2020 perhaps you shouldn’t be surprised that one of the biggest mismatches in boxing history will be taking place in February 2021. But as you and I know very well, money talks hence people will buy tickets for this fight in doves. So what’s all about this fight?
When is Mayweather vs. Logan Paul Fight?
While the fight will take place on Saturday, 20th February 2020 the location is yet to be determined. But since it’s likely to be on Mayweather’s terms, it’s believed that it will be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Given that it will be streamed live on PPV service Fanmio if you want to watch it you must pay for the ticket.
When it comes to buying the ticket, the earlier you make your booking the less money you’ll pay. This means it’s better to book as early as now. As an exhibition fight, it’s just a case of fighting at whatever weight you trained your body. Scheduled early next year, this fight is expected to shatter boxing pay per view records that Mayweather is the proud owner.
How It Started
According to Paul, it all started at a random basketball charity game last year where Mayweather and Paul were playing on the opposite sides. Suddenly, Mayweather put his hands on Paul which he deemed disrespectful. He said later on that he has never forgotten nor forgiven Mayweather for this. This gave him a reason to fight back.
After initial talks and random phone calls, the next thing he knew is that he was talking bad to the greatest boxer in the world. While speaking to Mayweather he said, “I got something for you, you’ve got to fight me?” and Mayweather retorted back “If you are a good fighter, yeah”. According to Mayweather, while Paul knew who he was he doesn’t really know him.
Logan hit back that he is lying about who he is since they’ve met severally in the gym. But Mayweather answered back that the meeting doesn’t mean he really knows him. After several hit backs and arguments, Mayweather announced the fight on his Instagram page. Interestingly, even after signing the deal Paul still thinks it doesn’t make any sense.
While you can be 99.9% certain that Mayweather will cruse himself to victory in this fight, there is still that question that pops up in your mind, what if? Besides, you may easily discredit Paul because of his past defeat to KSI last year but you can’t pinpoint any physical disadvantages that he has against Mayweather.
By why do you think Mayweather took the bait in the first place? You tuber who’s also an internet sensation is not only taller than Mayweather but also has more weight thus giving you some slim belief that he might just be crowned the winner.
But wait a minute, instead of getting utterly disappointed you must tear yourself out of the fantasy world now. While Mayweather loves the dollar bill more than anything else, you can rest assured he won’t lose the fight unless he secures a sensational knockout. With the big day around the corner, we are just about to find out the story behind the fight between this boxing icon and internet sensation.
To ensure that they have face time call Paul’s management team advised him to directly meet Mayweather for a one on one meet and greet sessions before proceeding for a windup. The result of this meet up was a breakneck process that showed the Mayweather team sending a contract and the Icon announcing the fight on his Instagram page.
But even with all this, you’ve got to respect Paul for having the courage to speak that way to Mayweather. Even if you think it’s disrespectful and bad for boxing, it’s a win-win scenario for Paul. Unless Mayweather wipes him out in the first round he will exit the ring a proud man knowing that he got an opportunity to fight one of the greatest boxers in the world.
The Rumored Salaries and the huge Discrepancies
While the fight between Mayweather and Logan is an exhibition fight, if the latest talks are to be believed, Mayweather will significantly get more money. According to the first reports from Drama Alert, its claimed that Mayweather will pocket $5milion upfront and 50% of all the PPV sales while Paul will be paid $200,000 upfront and 5% of all the sales.
With his past earnings, it’s not surprising that Mayweather will be making more money. For instance, he was reportedly paid around $300 million on a $100 million guarantee for his fight with Conor McGregor. Being the bigger name to most people, it’s believed that he’s entitled to more money. You can now see why Mayweather would easily come out of his retirement for this fight, money. While he might have weight, height, and age disadvantage, he’s a real boxer with one of the most impressive experiences. It’s, therefore, not hard to believe that he’ll get straight forward victory in this fight.
From Paul’s perspective, the fight will not only allow him to earn some money but he’ll also improve his fame. But, it’s important to know that at this point we are only dealing with rumors until we get official confirmations you may treat this as mere hearsays.
How to Watch Mayweather vs Logan Paul Live Stream Online
Why is Mayweather fighting Paul? The answer is money. As an incredibly lucrative event for the two, both are expected to earn something and boost their careers. Despite the fact that he has a net worth of $560 million, Mayweather is one person who cannot miss out an opportunity to earn more money.
With a reported net worth of $19 million, Paul believes that this fight will not only boost his fame but his earnings as well by stepping into the right to fight one of the best fighters in history. So how much will the fight cost you and me to watch?
Being staged by Fanmio the pricing for this exhibition fight is set as follows.
- If you buy one of the first one million tickets you’ll pay $29.99
- This price will rise to $39.99. However, this only applies if you book before December.
- If you book after December 29, you’ll have to part with $59.99
- If you purchase the ticket on or after February 11 you may have to pay an eye-watering $69.99
As one of the most anticipated fights, there are a number of channels you can log in to watch the fight. Even if the content does not promise to be outstanding, it’s expected that it will a big pay per view draw given that both of them have a massive social media followers.
Some of the places you can stream the fight include Netflix, Amazon prime video, Hulu,Sling TV,, CBS All Access, HBO Max and ESPN.
So, if you want to watch this fight it makes a lot of sense to buy the ticket now. The only reason that may prevent you from doing this is if you believe the whole fight is a sham hence you might not be refunded if it’s canceled at the last minute.
Mayweather vs. McGregor fight Result
Mayweather vs. McGregor fight is one fight that proved that known fight can still be interesting and even exceed expectations. With the dismissal of Conor McGregor at T-Mobile Arena, Mayweather moved to 50-0. Apart from the historic hype, it turned out to be a Mayweather affair.
After a few surprising opening rounds, Mayweather put McGregor on elusive gassing thus forcing the referee to finally call it off. This round 10 fight was worn as 87-83, 89-82, and 89-81 before Mayweather being stopped.
As one of the best fighters, Mayweather started by feeling out of the competition. He then adopted and wiped the competition while being more accurate. This ended up in early stoppage and series disparity in the scorecards.
Next, McGregor outpaced him using power punches but only hit on about a fourth of them. This is less as compared to Mayweather’s 58 percent. The only things that favored McGregor were perhaps the first rounds. Mayweather then took his time again to figure out McGregor while hoping that the star will give in. This also stirs up the fans with a hope that there is a chance he leaves at 49-1
The first few rounds of the fight were perhaps the most entertaining. As compared to the similarly hyped fight between him and Pacquiao, this fight was different. Everything went well for McGregor always pushing forward and giving the best approach. Even though Mayweather wasn’t taking a lot, the quantity and the disparity was just enough to skew the scorecards.
According to Mayweather, his game plan was to take his time and take him out down the stretch. But since McGregor admitted that Mayweather was composed, most people believe that the stoppage was justified. He wasn’t even defending himself before the referee. At that point, Mayweather was in an all-out hunting path looking for a knockout.
While the breakdown can be seen in most Mayweather fights, McGregor did better than Pacquiao and even other fighters who have faced Mayweather in the past. While he’s just starting out, McGregor has a viable career as a boxer. Believed to be a historic fight, the general reaction to this fight has been overwhelmingly positive.
Logan Paul vs. KSI Fight Result
Meant to crown the toughest internet personality KSI vs. Logan Paul fight was perhaps one of the most interesting fights. Boasting a combined 40 million followers and grudge that date back several years, this fight drew a huge crowd to the Staples center and got the main event status before delivering the best entertainment.
At the end of the sixth round and by split decision, KSI became the winner of the fight. This was brought about by Jack Reiss 2-point deduction on Paul for hitting KSI while still down. While two judges scored it for KSI at 57-54 and 56-55 the third judge gave Paul 56-55. Known as Olajide or JJ, the 26-year-old KSI was out-landed overall. However, he landed bigger shots throughout the fight save for a wild fourth round.
Paul, a 24-year-old actor from Westlake Ohio badly hurt KSI with a right uppercut and as he fell down he continued to hit him more. The judge then jumped in to separate them so as to allow KSI time to recover. He ultimately ruled that 2 points will be deducted from Paul. Given that Paul is tall he got a height advantage throughout the fight.
Popular Twitter Posts about Mayweather vs. Logan Paul
With the fight almost around the corner, several popular Twitter posts have been posted by both the fans and fights. For instance, check out this post by Mayweather “These YouTube guys should look for better dolls to play with becuase I’m not meant to play with kids. 3 years back a UFC fighter called me for a fight and I had to put keep a stop to this” This post got up 53K comments with most tweets indicating that they’re just about to watch one of the most popular fights on the internet.
While replying to Mayweather @DavidPereda said that Logan is dead now. He went ahead and said @loganpaul can get the same treatment before he goes to conquer Japan again. Furthermore, Jack while replying to Mayweather commented that if Floyd lost to Logan Paul… his legacy would be ruined. With several posts out there supporting either Paul or Mayweather, the jury is out. Who’s going to win the fight?
So what’s the deal and is this fight really serious? Do you think Paul is going to win? No. But, you’ve got to respect him for deciding to get into one of the most absurd scenarios in sporting history. As the boxing debate team gets back together for another virtual showdown the question is who’s going to take the crown?