Boxing legend Mike Tyson is throwing in his two cents about the recent Logan Paul vs. Floyd Mayweather fight. On Monday, Tyson took to Instagram Live to speak with Zab Judah about the exhibition fight between the boxing champ and Youtube sensation.
During the interview, Tyson went on the record to say that he was impressed with Paul’s performance against Mayweather, who currently holds a 50-0 record. Tyson then added that he believes Paul’s next opponent should be professional boxer, Badou Jack. Jack is a former two-time division champion who has a 24-3-3 record.
“I’m trying to get Logan Paul to fight Badou Jack,” Tyson said during the interview. “I wanna see what he says about that.”
Moreso, Jack competed on the Paul vs. Mayweather card. He went head-to-head with Dervin Colina and won the match with a TKO. Jack is also a former WBC super-middleweight champion and former WBA light heavyweight champion.
Mike Tyson Offers Logan Paul A Nod After Exhibition Fight
Although Tyson gave Paul props for a strong performance, Mayweather held his own most of the fight. Mayweather was more accurate with his punches during their time in the ring and avoided Paul’s combos.
“I don’t want anyone to tell me anything is impossible ever again,” Logan Paul said after the match. “The fact that I’m in here with one of the greatest boxers of all time proves that the odds can be beat. “It’s an honor to grace the ring with him. I don’t know, this is the coolest thing ever. I’m happy I made it out. He’s tough to hit.”
There was no winner decided because there were no judges because it was an exhibition bout. By the end, fans were anything but happy with the results. However, Mayweather said he was glad to get in the ring with Paul. “I had fun,” Mayweather said after the fight.
“You got to realize I’m not 21 anymore. But it’s good to move around with these young guys. … He’s better than I thought he was. He’s a tough, rough competitor. … He knows how to use his weight and tied me up tonight.”
ESPN is declaring Mayweather the victor in the fight, with 78-74. In total, he landed 43 punches, and 36 of those were power shots. In comparison, Logan Paul landed 28 total punches with 21 power shots. Despite this, both Mayweather and Paul walked away happy, considering the money they earned. According to multiple outlets, Mayweather likely earned at least $50 million while Paul earned at least $5 million.