UPDATE: Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. and social media star Logan Paul were both standing at the end of their exhibition bout in Miami. The two clashed for the full eight rounds in front of a raucous crowd at Hard Rock Stadium. Mayweather landed 40% of his total strikes to just 13% for Paul.
In fact, the only thing that got knocked out last night in the exhibition fight between Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul was Showtime’s streaming service.
Showtime’s pay-per-view service was down for some viewers after 8 p.m. Eastern Time. The glitch scrambled things before the start of the undercard matches. The problem cleared up before the main event between 15-time world champ Mayweather and YouTube star Logan Paul. The eight-round exhibition at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens wasn’t scored and no winner was declared…an no one was knocked out. Well, maybe Mayweather helped out Logan Paul.
Floyd Mayweather actually knocked out Logan Paul, but held him up during the fight to carry it through 8 rounds 👀 pic.twitter.com/Y4JSimELIr
— FootBasket.com (@Foot_Basket) June 7, 2021
Fans were booing at the end but the boys made millions.
Also on the card, former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson made his debut and also went the distance against Brian Maxwell. Johnson was knocked down in the fourth and final round.
(Miami Gardens, FL) — Boxing legend Floyd “Money” Mayweather will take on YouTube star Logan Paul tonight in an exhibition boxing match.
Paul is heavier than Mayweather, weighing in at about 189 pounds compared with Mayweather’s 155. He’s also six inches taller and has miles more reach.
But, Mayweather says “size don’t matter” because he is faster and has better fighting skills. He’s the undisputed World Champion!
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) June 5, 2021
After weighing in, the champ said, “Height don’t win fights, weight don’t win fights – fighting wins fights.”
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) June 6, 2021
There’ll be four undercard fights before the match, including an exhibition fight between former NFL star Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson and bare-knuckle boxer Brian Maxwell.
The fights go down tonight at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens and Paul is promising to “beat the greatest boxer in the history of the planet.”