It may be unclear who walked away as the winner during the Mayweather vs. Paul exhibition fight, but Floyd Mayweather’s bank account says otherwise.
Boxing champ Mayweather went head-to-head with the Youtube star in a boxing exhibition match on Sunday and afterward, away with a sizeable amount of cash.
According to a recent study by Pickswise, Mayweather’s chunk of change for taking on Paul ended up earning him a total of $232,558 per punch. Although it makes our jaws drop, it’s actually not the most money Mayweather has accumulated in a fight. When Mayweather took on Conor McGregor in 2017, he earned over $1.6 million per punch. In comparison, McGregor earned nearly $800,000.
As for Logan Paul, he didn’t do too shabby either. By the end of the night, he earned $8,929 per punch, in addition to all of his pay-per-view revenue as a result of his partnership with Showtime.
The final card shows that Mayweather was able to land 43 punches while Paul landed 28. Mayweather threw 107 punches, and Paul managed to double that with 217.
However, according to ESPN, officials determined no winner since the Florida State boxing commission didn’t officially sanction the fight due to the significant disparity in height, weight, and experience levels.
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Although no victor was named, Mayweather gave Paul a congratulatory nod. “He’s better than I thought he was,” Mayweather said of Paul. “… I was surprised by him tonight. Good work. Good little guy.”
As for when fans can expect to see Mayweather in the ring again, During an interview, Mayweather said he did have fun but couldn’t give a straight answer on when that will be.
“We don’t know what the future holds, but I’ll talk it over with my team and see where we go from there,” the undefeated boxer said. “You’ve got to realize, I’ve been in this sport 25 years. And I understand that I’m not 21. I’m not 25. But I had fun tonight.”
Reporters also asked Floyd Mayweather whether or not he’s open to getting in the ring for another exhibition bout, to which he said, “Probably not.”
Throughout his career, Mayweather has retired a total of three times. His last professional fight was in 2017, when he took on Conor McGregor. A year later, he faced off against kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in a three-round bout, which he finished under two and a half minutes.