Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather’s highly-anticipated fight finally took place this weekend, but many fans were let down by the lack of boxing action.
Though the YouTuber avoided getting knocked out by the undefeated boxing champ, both of the contenders got slammed online for spending most of the fight reportedly clinching, HuffPost reports. (Clinching is a defense technique meant to stop your opponent’s momentum and saves energy. It’s only allowed for a short period before the referee will break it up.)
Mayweather after hugging a youtuber 30 minutes#MayweatherPaul pic.twitter.com/2fOtvsPoNR— Jairo (@jaiirohw) June 7, 2021
Logan Paul after round 4 be like...#MayweatherPaul pic.twitter.com/FPgz5x4UBF— PSG Specter (@PsgSpecter) June 7, 2021
Logan and Floyd every 5 seconds #MayweatherPaul pic.twitter.com/3wQRaQDgLb— lia ♥ (@imllilia) June 7, 2021
Logan paul hugging black guys since long— Paras Shivtarkar (@IamParasOnly1) June 7, 2021
proud BLM supporter 🤩🤩🤩#MayweatherPaul pic.twitter.com/irLezbv1KF
A summary of rhe Floyd Mayweather vs logan paul fight 😂😂 #MayweatherPaul #loganPaulVsmayweather pic.twitter.com/EN6tVSYzIa— EAnews.co (@EAnews_co) June 7, 2021
Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather after fooling the whole world who paid to watch the fight:#MayweatherPaulpic.twitter.com/F6LcHTVCAz— PARANOID! (@BrunoUetela) June 7, 2021
In the fourth round, the two, almost 20 years apart with Mayweather at 44 and Paul at 26, exchanged a decent amount of hits on one another:
Mayweather and Logan Paul traded some big shots in the fourth round 🥊— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) June 7, 2021
(via @ShowtimeBoxing) pic.twitter.com/FznRvO4P5U
Per the New York Post, Mayweather “outclassed” his challenger in the eight-round bout in the score-less match. Meaning, there was no winner dubbed by the end of their bout at Hard Rock Stadium in Florida.
“You’ve got to realize I’m not 21 anymore but it’s good,” Mayweather said in the ring. “He’s better than I thought he was. Good little work. Tonight was a fun night.” Mayweather said he will not return to competitive boxing and will continue to tap into the pay-per-view market with exhibitions like his event with Paul.
“Shoot, man, I don’t want anyone to tell me anything is impossible ever again,” Paul said. “To get in here with one of the greatest boxers of all time, proves that the odds could be beat.”
Paul weighed 189 pounds for the exhibition and attempted to use his 34-pound weight advantage by leaning on the shorter Mayweather. But Paul’s lack of boxing skills left him open to Mayweather’s short left hooks to the head and rights to the body.
“He used his weight and tried to tie me up,” Mayweather said.