Floyd Mayweather to earn five times as much as Logan Paul for fight
YouTube star Logan Paul will earn a reported $A26m (£14million) for his exhibition fight against Floyd Mayweather next month, but it’s a drop in the ocean compared to the boxing legend.
The YouTube sensation will receive less than a fifth of Mayweather’s reported purse, which is said to be a lucrative $A132m (£72m).
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Speaking to TMZ, Paul revealed the fight – which will take place in Miami on June 6 – could generate around $US100 million.
During the “‘Inside Mayweather vs. Paul” hype show, Mayweather said “my nickname is Money for a reason.
“I worked extremely hard for years and years to get to a certain level. A level where we can start calling everything an event.
“I believe in working smarter, not harder.
“So if it’s something easy like (the Paul fight), a legalized bank robbery, I gotta do it. I have to do it.”
It does make sense with Mayweather – widely regarded as the best boxer of his generation – retired from the sport with a perfect 50-0 record while Paul is in his third bout in a boxing ring, the other two coming as a mix of amateur and professional contests.
With that pay packet, no wonder he’s smiling.Source:AFP
The 26-year-old drew an amateur fight against fellow internet star KSI in 2018, before turning pro and losing their rematch the following year.
The American’s clash with Paul will not go down on his professional record as it is an exhibition.
In the first press conference for the fight last week, Mayweather and Logan’s brother Jake – who is a 3-0 pro boxer – got involved in a brawl.
Jake grabbed Mayweather’s hat off his head, an act which prompted Mayweather to try and retaliate, but the melee of people managed to break it up.
When asked about the altercation, Logan said: “When you have a guy with the resources and the wealth that Floyd Mayweather has and the connection and the network and he’s saying s**t, ‘I’mma kill that motherf***er’ — kill?! Death?!
“You’re gonna kill my brother over a f***ing hat?! Yo, we take that s**t seriously man!”
Logan Paul will still make bank from the fight.Source:Getty Images
Mayweather has been linked with a fight against Jake after he takes on Logan.
And Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather promotions, has refused to rule out the possibility.
He said: “Who knows? Who knows what the future might hold.
“But right now we have a huge, huge event, it’s the biggest event of the year in the sport of boxing and we’re just really, really excited.”
This story first appeared in The Sun and was republished with permission.
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