Paul on Mayweather: It’s the most necessary fight of his life 0:26
(CNN) – Floyd Mayweather mentioned he “had enjoyable” buying and selling punches with Logan Paul throughout their eight-round exhibition fight Sunday.
“I had enjoyable… It’s higher than I assumed,” Mayweather mentioned after Sunday’s fight, saying Paul knew how to make use of his weight to his benefit. “He’s a troublesome and difficult competitor… He stunned me tonight.”
The pay-per-view occasion, which aired Sunday on Showtime from Arduous Rock Stadium in Miami, was deemed a tie.
The assembly was not with out technical difficulties. Some folks mentioned they’d hassle broadcasting the extremely publicized fight.
“We’re conscious that some clients have had hassle accessing the Pay Per View occasion tonight on SHOWTIME.com,” a Showtime spokesperson instructed CNN in an electronic mail assertion Sunday night time throughout the occasion. “We’re working diligently to resolve the subject and can compensate clients appropriately.”
This was not the first time that Paul was in the ring. He twice fought rapper and vlogger Olajide “KSI” Olatunji. The primary fight resulted in a draw and the second with the victory of KSI.
Mayweather, who was undefeated in his profession with a 50-Zero report, is taken into account certainly one of boxing’s all-time greats.
He retired in 2017 after defeating Conor McGregor, a fight that Forbes estimates generated greater than $ 550 million in income. Mayweather earned $ 275 million, a sum generated each from his roles as a wrestler and as a promoter.
Mayweather instructed CNN en Español’s Raúl Sáenz final yr that he was “100% positive” that he would by no means fight boxers once more. He introduced in 2019 that he would “come out of retirement in 2020.”
Mayweather additionally mentioned that he was curious about going through Paul’s brother, Jake Paul, sooner or later in the future.
In April, Jake Paul defeated former MMA fighter Ben Askren with a first-round TKO. He additionally knocked out former NBA participant Nate Robinson in November 2020.
CNN’s Ben Morse and Alaa Elassar contributed to this report.