Mayweather brags about $100M payday from ‘fake fight’ against Paul
Floyd Mayweather speaks on the mic following his exhibition boxing match with YouTuber Logan Paul at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. | Photo by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images
“I’m the only person that can do a fake fight and get 100Ms (millions).”
Floyd Mayweather made an obscene amount of money from his boxing exhibition match with Logan Paul earlier this month, bragging about being the only fighter ‘that can do a fake fight and get 100Ms’.
“I don’t know nobody in sports that’s my age and can still stick ’em up like that,” Mayweather said at the Gervonta Davis-Mario Barrios post-fight press conference following Davis’ 11th-round KO win this past Saturday at State Farm Arena in Atlanta (h/t Yahoo Finance). “I’m the only person that can do a fake fight and get 100Ms (millions).”
Floyd Mayweather boasting about making $100million for his exhibition with Logan Paul after Gervonta Davis’ win…
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“I could do legalized sparring and get 100 M’s,” he continued. “Am I the best bank robber? Because I don’t know nobody in sports that’s my age and can still stick ’em up like that.”
Mayweather’s opponent, 26-year-old YouTuber Logan Paul, is reported to have made a whopping $10 million after accepting a 10 percent share of the pay-per-view sales. Paul went the distance with Floyd after eight rounds of action in which no winner was declared due to the rule set. The exhibition proved to be a huge success, with both fighters making mega money and the contest generating an estimated 1 million pay-per-view buys.