After months of build-up, hype, and lots of drama, Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather finally squared off in an 8-round special exhibition boxing match. Here’s how the massive pay-per-view event played out.
- Logan Paul vs. Floyd Mayweather fight goes all eight rounds.
- YouTube star wore his super-rare $150k Charizard card into the ring.
- Free, full fight replay is available in UK.
Paul vs Mayweather as it happened
The YouTuber had an advantage over Mayweather in terms of both his height and weight, and that was clear from the get-go.
As well as being 34.5 pounds heavier than the five-time world champion, Logan, who weighed in at 189.5 pounds in comparison to Mayweather’s 155 pounds, also towered six inches above the champion boxer. However, it soon became clear that size definitely didn’t matter.
While Paul and Mayweather danced around each other for the first couple of rounds, Logan especially struggled to land a punch. The fight shifted in the second half, as Floyd got down to business with counter-attacks of his own.
As the fight continued Paul continued to struggle to land a punch. However, according to his brother, fellow boxer and YouTuber Jake Paul, the YouTuber was well on his way to victory (a victory would only occur if Logan managed to knockout Mayweather).
It was clear that Mayweather was in control, throwing punches when he felt like it, but despite his clear superiority Logan managed to go the distance and stay in the ring for all eight rounds. In the end, the exhibition fight ultimately finished without a result after the eighth round, with neither side able to strike that pivotal KO blow.
Although the stats for the fight aren’t counted, it is worth noting that Mayweather landed 40% of his punches while Paul only managed to land 13%. According to CBS Sports, the unofficial scorecard was 79-74 to Mayweather.
“He’s better than I thought he was,” Mayweather said in a post-match interview. “He’s a tough, rough competitor. It was good action. Had fun. Good little work. Good guy. I had fun.” Paul added: “I don’t want anyone to tell me anything is impossible. The fact I’m in here with one of the greatest boxers of all time proves the odds can be beat.”
Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather full fight replay
If you want to rewatch the fight in its entirety, you can do if you ordered the PPV.
Though, if you didn’t order the PPV and are in the UK, a full replay is currently available on the Sky Sports Boxing YouTube page. It’s embedded below, as well.
Paul vs Mayweather undercard results
Like most pay-per-view boxing events, Logan Paul vs. Floyd Mayweather featured several preliminary fights leading up to the main event.
It boasted some incredible fighters, including former WBC super-middleweight and WBA light-heavyweight champion Badou Jack, former unified light middleweight champion Jarret Hurd, and more.
Jean Pascal, the current WBA (Regular) light-heavyweight champion, was supposed to defend his title against Badou Jack. However, he failed a drug test and was removed from the card, leaving Badou to take on another fighter.
The final list of the schedule was as follows:
- Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul
- Badou Jack vs. Dervin Colina
- Jarret Hurd vs. Luis Arias
- Chad Johnson vs. Brian Maxwell
Chad Johnson vs. Brian Maxwell
Former NFL star Chad ‘Ochocino’ Johnson started off strong against Brian Maxwell. The wide receiver, who trained with boxing duo Jermell and Jermall Charlo, got some impressive footwork and early jabs in early on, but ultimately paled in comparison to Maxwell.
While Johnson was undoubtedly the celebrity of this match, what Maxwell lacked in notoriety he definitely made up for in credence – his record includes 2-3 in MMA fights and 0-3 in Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship.
As an exhibition fight, there are no official winners, but Maxwell achieved the only knockdown of the fight and floored Johnson in Round 4. For all intents and purposes, it was a draw – but the winner was clear.
Final match numbers:
- Johnson landed 4-of-10 jabs and 10-of-35 power punches for 14-of-45 hits total.
- Maxwell might have missed all 16 jabs he attempted, but he did manage to land 17-of-52 power punches, leading to a 17-68 hit total.
Jarret Hurd vs Luis Arias
In a highly controversial ten-round split decision, Luis Arias (19-2-1, 9 KOs) was ultimately named the winner in his fight against former unified 154-pound champion Jarrett Hurd (24-2, 16 KOs). The win marks the biggest one of Arias’ career so far.
Although time was briefly called in Round 2 and Round 9 due to the growing downpour, the two were pretty evenly matched during the fight, with the final scores coming in at 95-94 for Hurd, and 97-93, 96-93 for Arias.
Badou Jack vs Dervin Colina
Two-division champion Badou Jack faced the unbeaten Dervin Colina at the eleventh hour after his original opponent, Jean Pascal, lost the opportunity to defend his title after failing a drug test.
It was clear from the outset that the fight was mismatched – by the fourth round, Jack had floored Colina three times. At the third knockdown – a right hand to the body – the fight was called.
Colina’s stats are now 15-1, 13 KO, while Jack’s is up to 24-3-3, 14 KO. After the fight, Jack said what everyone was thinking: “I’m a much better boxer than him.”
Logan vs Floyd rules
There was a unique set of rules for the bout:
- Eight 3-minute rounds
- No judges
- No official winner read
- Knockouts legal
- KO up to ref discretion
- No headgear
- 10 oz. gloves
It’s estimated that Floyd made around $80 million in total from the fight – a nice payday for just eight rounds of fighting. After Logan, Mayweather has also said that he will be open to fighting his brother, Jake Paul.