Floyd Mayweather Jr. outclassed YouTube persona Logan Paul however couldn’t cease him inside the space.
Mayweather and Paul boxed an eight-round exhibition Sunday evening at Laborious Rock Stadium. With the bout not being scored, no winner was declared.
The 44-year-old Mayweather used the ring abilities that propelled him to world titles in 5 divisions and a 50-0 profession file to frustrate Paul with stable lead and counter photographs.
“You’ve received to appreciate I’m not 21 anymore nevertheless it’s good,” Mayweather mentioned within the ring. “He’s higher than I believed he was. Good little work. Tonight was a enjoyable evening.”
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Mayweather, who received titles within the super-featherweight, light-weight, super-lightweight, welterweight and super-welterweight divisions, has mentioned he is not going to return to aggressive boxing. As a substitute, he’ll proceed to faucet into the pay-per-view market with exhibitions like his occasion with Paul.
Publish-fight punch stats confirmed Mayweather comfortably forward on whole and energy photographs.
After the struggle, Paul celebrated the accomplishment of going the space towards Mayweather.
“Shoot, man, I don’t need anybody to inform me something is not possible ever once more,” Paul mentioned. “To get in right here with one of many best boxers of all time, proves that the percentages might be beat.
Paul weighed 189 kilos for the exhibition and tried to make use of his 34-pound benefit by leaning on the shorter Mayweather. However Paul’s lack of boxing abilities left him open to Mayweather’s brief left hooks to the top and rights to the physique.
“He used his weight and tried to tie me up,” Mayweather mentioned.
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Earlier, former Cincinnati Bengals vast receiver Chad Johnson boxed a four-round exhibition towards multi-combat sport veteran Brian Maxwell. Just like the Mayweather-Paul exhibition there was no scoring, however Johnson averted a knockout loss after he was floored with an total proper to the top within the closing spherical.
Johnson, in his first boxing occasion, survived the rest of the spherical. The 43-year-old Johnson scored with a stable proper to the top within the opening minute of the bout and landed mixtures to the top within the second spherical. However within the minute relaxation earlier than the fourth spherical, Johnson breathed closely and rested his arms on the ropes.
“This was enjoyable, I misplaced my virginity tonight,” Johnson mentioned about his maiden boxing expertise. “That is one for my bucket record. My life has at all times been about taking possibilities.”
Luis Arias received a cut up resolution over former super-welterweight champion Jarrett Hurd and former super-middleweight titleholder Badou Jack stopped Dervin Colina within the fourth spherical.