Floyd “Money” Mayweather on Sunday night gave the fans a show after Logan “The Maverick” Paul lasted eight rounds at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.
“ESPN scored the bout 78-74 for Mayweather. He landed 43 total punches to Paul’s 28, per CompuBox. Of those 43 punches for Mayweather, 36 were power shots. Paul landed 21 power shots. Mayweather landed 17 shots to the body compared to just one body shot for Paul.” per ESPN.
In the first round, Paul came out setting the tone with his aggressiveness throwing right hooks while using jabs to pace himself. Body shots hurt Paul causing him to clinch and grapple Mayweather from the fourth through the seventh round.
It was a matter of Mayweather’s speed keeping up with Paul’s weight and reach going the distance to eight rounds with no TKO. However, Paul took more face shots than landed punches he threw with momentum during the eight round.
If it was a “fight to survive” for Paul, Mayweather understood he paid his dues and doesn’t owe the sport of boxing anything.
“When the money comes, we’ll see who is the real winner,” he said. “At the end of the day, I’m going into the Hall of Fame for boxing. I have nothing to prove.”
Many fighters in Mayweather’s past believed in the notion he was too small although he remains professionally retired and undefeated at 50-0. In 2017, UFC fighter Conor McGregor was defeated by TKO in the 10th Round to Mayweather.
“Of course at my age I’m not going to perform like when I was 19. I don’t supposed to. It’s all about growth and aging. You know, is my hair going to be all black forever? Absolutely not. When I get old it’s gone turn all grey,” Mayweather told BSO.
Paul stood his ground as a heavy weight and the future is bright for the YouTube star if he decides to pursue boxing long-term. Because Mayweather announced he’s officially done boxing with other important matters such as kids, health and wealth…Paul had respect for the greatest boxer of our generation who wouldn’t give him the “Part 2” rematch he entertained.
“I don’t know, you know? I’m such an infant in this sport…and regardless of the performance that was put on tonight,” Paul told media members. “This was my third fight against Floyd Mayweather. This is like my second and a half third year in the sport like what the f*** is going on? Like let me get a little good and then for sure I’ll be putting on prize fights.”
Mayweather alluded to not making eight figures from 1996-2006 beating the biggest names while signed to Top Rank. Once Mayweather became his own boss…he touched eight figures and from there on out…his decisions generated generational wealth he’s giving to his family.
The biggest takeaway of the night was Mayweather’s daughter graduating. Nothing beats that and she’s the real winner.
“I’m still smart enough…to make smart investments..and push my kids to be great. So tonight the best thing about this whole week was..it wasn’t this fight. It wasn’t the money. The best thing about this week was my youngest daughter graduating.”
This will be a fight to remember for the ages knowing both guys came to put on a show for the fans.
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