It was speculated to be a spectacle when arguably the best boxer of the final 30 years confronted a YouTuber. It wasn’t terribly entertaining, however the YouTuber survived as Logan Paul managed to go all eight rounds with Floyd Mayweather in a particular exhibition bout at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Sunday night time.
The fighters mixed to land simply 73 punches, with Mayweather touchdown the majority of them and Paul struggling mightily to seek out his goal. Once the bigger Paul realized that he would not have the ability to catch that concentrate on, he determined to tie up Mayweather as a part of a plan to stay on his ft for the eight rounds. It was an ethical victory for the 26-year-old Paul; he’ll go residence richer and have the ability to say he went the distance with an undefeated dwelling legend.
“I want anyone to tell me anything is impossible ever again,” Paul mentioned. “The fact I’m in here with the GOAT means the odds can be beaten. Everyone can beat the odds and do great things. Floyd Mayweather, it was an honor.”
Mayweather retired from boxing in 2017 after defeating MMA celebrity Conor McGregor to enhance to 50-0. “Money” vowed then to compete solely in exhibition bouts shifting ahead. His struggle with Paul was thought-about a joke by many however the stadium was stuffed with followers whereas Showtime’s servers could not deal with the pay-per-view demand and crashed all through the night time, a lot to the dismay of potential viewers.
“I had fun,” Mayweather mentioned. “You’ve got to realize I’m not 21 anymore. I had fun moving around with these guys. He was better than I thought he was. This was fun.”
Mayweather tried to land a fight-ending shot in the center rounds however Paul did an awesome job of tying up the former five-division world champion every time he drew shut. Mayweather constantly marched ahead and infrequently stung his opponent with a lead proper hand. There wasn’t a lot else that Paul may however do his finest to maintain Mayweather from blitzing him.
“I’m going to go home thinking if he let me survive. It was the coolest thing ever,” Paul mentioned.
Here’s the way it all went down (all occasions Eastern).
- Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul reside updates, highlights
- Badou Jack places Dervin Colinal down 3 times for 4th-round TKO
- Luis Arias upsets Jarrett Hurd through cut up resolution
- Chad Johnson survives knockdown and would not look horrible in boxing debut
- Mayweather vs. Paul struggle begin time
- How to look at Mayweather vs. Paul
- Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul struggle card
Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul reside updates, highlights
Result: If you are scoring at residence, Mayweather gained. But since that is an exhibition, no winner was introduced and Paul can take residence the ethical victory. Honestly, they each gained as their financial institution accounts will swell whereas taking little or no harm. Imagine that.
Round 8 (11:34 p.m.): They maintain. Mayweather presses, Paul holds once more. Good occasions. Mayweather lands a left hook, Paul holds. More holding. Lots of hugs. All varieties of affection. One minute left. Paul is trying like he’s going to outlive this factor. Logan Paul is mocking Floyd. He has simply gone the distance. Wow.
Round 7 (11:30 p.m.): Paul is throwing inconsequential punches which might be doing nothing. This just isn’t aesthetically pleasing. Short proper hand jolts Paul. Paul lands a jab. Lots of clinching. It’s not fairly however Paul wants just one spherical to outlive.
Round 6 (11:26 p.m.): Mayweather goes proper at Paul. Somehow, it appears as if Paul has shrunk a couple of inches or Mayweather is rising. Paul says one thing to Mayweather and Mayweather presses aggressively. Paul ties him up. Mayweather assaults the physique. Paul is combating like a kind of coaching dummies in a Street Fighter recreation that simply absorbs punishment. Right hand by Mayweather lands at the finish of the sixth spherical.
Round 5 (11:21 p.m.): You cannot imagine that is nonetheless going? Yeah, we won’t both. Hard left hand by Mayweather rocks Paul in the fifth. Mayweather shreds him with a mix. Paul retreats and Mayweather is strolling him down. Left and and a proper. Logan throws, Mayweather strikes away and counters. Hard uppercut by Mayweather. Lead proper by Mayweather lands. Body shot. Another mixture as the spherical ends. Jake Paul says it’s 3-2. Funny.
Round 4 (11:18 p.m.): Floyd is simply beating Logan up with ease. Nothing to see right here. Just finish it. Paul eats a proper hand and hangs on. Logan Paul is in full survival mode.
Round 3 (11:14 p.m.): Paul misses an uppercut that he put his whole soul into. Mayweather closes the distance and Paul ties him up. Mayweather stepping in likes this implies he’s able to crank up the stress. Mayweather’s stress is supposed to exhaust his opponents. Paul has no concept what to do and eats a lead proper hand. Mayweather is ripping Paul’s physique now. Paul lands a proper hand. Mayweather nonetheless coming ahead. He’s cracking Paul now. Paul is getting torn up. The third spherical ends and Paul might not have a lot time left on his clock earlier than it will get punched out.
Round 2 (11:10 p.m.): Round 2 begins. Mayweather begins shifting ahead. Jab to the physique by Mayweather. Paul fires a gradual mixture. Mayweather avoids it. Mayweather with one other jab to the physique. Paul fires off a three-punch mixture. He misses. Duh. Not quite a bit occurring. Mayweather simply ready for his alternative to fireside. Paul throws punches however Mayweather isn’t near being in hassle. End of Round 2.
Round 1 (11:05 p.m.): Mayweather giving Paul a bunch of various appears. Paul throws an ultra-slow jab. And one other ultra-slow jab. Oh, boy. Paul virtually lands a proper hand. Paul poses in entrance of Floyd. Left hook to the physique by Mayweather. Logan didn’t like that in any respect. Paul appears horrible. Mayweather can finish this at any time. Paul simply lacking after which begins winging punches. Mayweather avoids every little thing. End of the spherical.
11:02 p.m.: Fighter introductions are executed and it is time to see a struggle.
10:57 p.m.: Mayweather lastly makes his option to the ring with Moneybagg Yo strolling him out. Logan Paul has been in the ring for a great 10 minutes ready.
10:54 p.m.: Migos are performing earlier than Mayweather heads to the ring. Logan Paul was pressured to look at an impromptu live performance and Mayweather has but to emerge. He’s making him wait.
10:46 p.m.: First to the ring is Logan Paul. He heads to the ring in a gold gown, arms raised and seemingly having enjoyable. He’s additionally carrying a gold-plated Pokemon chain. I suppose you’ll too in the event you had been paid tons of cash for a struggle you should not be in.
10:40 p.m.: It’s time for the important occasion! Of course, we’ve to get the nationwide anthem earlier than we proceed with the festivities.
Badou Jack places Dervin Colinal down 3 times for 4th-round TKO
Result: Colinal did not have an opportunity from the opening bell and Jack ravaged him with physique punches to shut the present in the fourth. The solely offense Colinal acquired in was a bunch of holding and he paid for it with a two-point deduction. It did not matter, although. It was one-way visitors and now we’re heading to the important occasion.
10:19 p.m.: Colina’s nook is yelling at Colina to cease holding. What does Colina do to start out the third? You guessed it: maintain. The referee docks Colina one other level. This is terribly terrible. Jack opens the fourth by placing Colina down with a proper hand after which sinks him once more with a physique punch. Colina hangs on for pricey life however is shipped to the canvas once more by a physique shot. It’s over. Thankfully.
10:15 p.m.: Jack wastes little time going after Colina and Colina is doing nothing extra however holding on. The referee has had sufficient and docks Colina some extent in the second spherical. This is not a really enjoyable struggle.
9:57 p.m.: Logan Paul offers an curiously calm interview, which is smart if you find yourself making a ton of cash for a struggle you actually haven’t any enterprise being in. As for Mayweather, he declined to do an interview in his locker room. That most likely means he’ll annihilate Paul and is planning his escape route by the streets of Miami.
9:54 p.m.: Up subsequent is Badou Jack vs. Dervin Colinal. Jack was initially speculated to struggle Jean Pascal however Pascal determined to ingest each banned substance recognized to man and get himself yanked from the struggle. Colinal has stepped up on quick discover to maintain Jack on the card.
Luis Arias upsets Jarrett Hurd through cut up resolution
Result: Scores are 97-93, 96-93 and 94-95 for Arias. The cut up resolution is considerably shocking contemplating that Arias seemingly outworked Hurd for a majority of the struggle, however in the finish, the judges acquired it proper by giving Arias the resolution.
9:40 p.m.: The struggle is over and it seems that Arias goes to drag off a surprising upset over Hurd. Arias lastly damage Hurd with an uppercut in the tenth. Hurd survived after holding on however Arias continued to go to work till the remaining bell. Unless the judges give Hurd a present, Arias is leaving with the largest win of his profession below irregular circumstances.
9:35 p.m.: Let’s add to the goofiness of this present. The rain soaks the canvas and Arias slips in the starting of the ninth spherical. The ring crew makes an attempt to dry the canvas and so they resume motion. Arias slips once more as Hurd throws a punch and the referee calls it a . . . knockdown? Yup. This is ridiculous. Arias has fought a hell of a struggle so hopefully this does not price him as a result of he is been giving Hurd all he is acquired.
9:28 p.m.: Hurd stuns Arias in the sixth spherical and appears to be constructing momentum, however a pair of low blows in the seventh put a halt to all of that. Arias is slowing down however Hurd hasn’t precisely taken benefit. Oh, it seems the Showtime app is working once more. Fans have solely missed 90 minutes of a $49.99 pay-per-view. Oops.
9:19 p.m.: Arias is combating at a ridiculous tempo proper now and Hurd hasn’t discovered a option to maintain him off of him. Arias simply cannot miss together with his proper hand whereas Hurd tries to go to the physique to gradual him down. He does so briefly however it simply hasn’t been sufficient. It’s attainable that Hurd is down massive heading into the sixth spherical.
9:12 p.m.: Arias has been giving Hurd hell by three rounds. Hurd is a notoriously gradual starter however Arias is touchdown some enormous proper arms. Hurd goes to have to select up the tempo quickly or else he may discover himself on the unsuitable finish of an upset.
9:03 p.m.: Rain has come to affix the social gathering in Miami and it is coming down onerous. The water, mixed with the wind, has turned the canvas into an enormous slip-and-slide. Luis Arias almost slipped seconds into the second spherical and the motion wanted to be stopped whereas the ring crew tried to dry the canvas. Yup, it is that sort of night time. Oh, now the clock is not working. This is unimaginable.
8:50 p.m.: Arias heads to the ring first. He began his profession 18-0 (one no-contest) after which went 0-2-1. He hasn’t gained a struggle since 2017 and suffered losses to Daniel Jacobs and Luke Keller whereas additionally going to a draw towards Gabe Rosado. Can he get again on monitor? Hurd follows and appears to get again to his championship methods. The former WBA (Super) and IBF junior middleweight champion misplaced his titles in a surprising defeat to Julian Williams in 2019. He bounced again with a call victory over Francisco Santana in January 2020 and goals to show again Arias and problem for a world title once more.
8:43 p.m.: Well, that was enjoyable. Johnson did not completely embarrass himself, in order that’s a win.Up subsequent is an actual struggle as former champion Jarrett Hurd faces Luis Arias in junior middleweight motion.
Chad Johnson survives knockdown and would not look horrible in boxing debut
8:35 p.m.: Johnson appeared good in the fourth spherical till he ate an enormous proper hand by Maxwell that put him on the canvas. Johnson was damage so badly that he jumped up and tried to provide his opponent a fist bump. He clearly was discombobulated however survived the remaining 30 seconds and the struggle. There are not any official scores however Johnson will be pleased that he had his first struggle.
8:31 p.m.: We lastly have a visible! Chad Johnson is in the third spherical towards Brian Maxwell and it seems that Johnson just isn’t essentially horrible. Both he and Maxwell are swinging for the fences.
8:23 p.m.: Apparently, Chad Johnson is on his option to the ring. But we won’t inform as a result of the Showtime app nonetheless is not working and there are an entire lot of individuals upset that they cannot see Johnson’s boxing debut. We suppose.
8:12 p.m.: Nearly quarter-hour into the broadcast and servers are nonetheless down throughout Fanmio and Showtime. We ought to have seen this coming as a result of the boxing gods should not be pleased that this occasion is going down.
8:04 p.m.: Let the ridiculousness start! Oh, wait. The Showtime servers have crashed. Perhaps because of the overwhelming demand? We’re not off to a great begin.
Mayweather vs. Paul struggle begin time
- PPV begin time: 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT
- Mayweather-Paul important occasion: Midnight ET/9 p.m. PT
The Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul boxing card will happen Sunday, June 6. The pay-per-view broadcast on Showtime begins at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT). Expect Mayweather and Paul to make their ring walks round midnight ET.
How to look at Mayweather vs. Paul
- PPV: Showtime (U.S.), Fanmio (U.S. and worldwide)
- PPV price: $49.99
The Mayweather vs. Paul struggle is a Showtime occasion that’s obtainable through pay-per-view by many cable and satellite tv for pc suppliers; verify together with your native supplier for extra information.
In addition to conventional cable and satellite tv for pc companies, the Mayweather vs. Paul struggle will be streamed through sho.com in the U.S. whereas Fanmio will carry the rights to the PPV in the U.S. and internationally.
Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul struggle card
- Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul go the distance (no official resolution).
- Badou Jack def. Dervin Colinal through 4th-round TKO (2:57).
- Luis Arias def. Jarrett Hurd through cut up resolution (97-93, 96-93, 94-95).
- Chad Johnson and Brian Maxwell go the distance (no official resolution).