Piers Morgan impressed by Floyd Mayweather over $100m exhibition fights

Floyd Mayweather has yet another admirer, with Piers Morgan describing the former professional boxer as a “smart, sharp, funny and very rich guy,” following his clash with social media star Logan Paul which netted Mayweather a reported $100m.

Following the exhibition boxing match, which took place last weekend in Miami, Morgan tweeted admiration for Mayweather, who retired from professional boxing with an unblemished record of 50 wins and 0 losses.

“Love Floyd Mayweather,” the former Good Morning Britain presenter stated.

“He beat everyone there was to beat in the pro boxing game, and now he does exhibition sparring sessions for $100m a pop. Smart, sharp, funny and very rich guy.”

Mayweather faced YouTuber Paul in an eight-round exhibition boxing match last weekend and while the former Olympian was expected to knockout Paul without breaking much of a sweat, the contest went the full eight rounds.

Due to the bout’s unique ruleset, no winner was declared and while some claimed Paul had claimed the moral victory, others argued Mayweather wasn’t trying at all and could’ve ended the fight whenever he wanted.

In fact, following the event, many boxing fans pointed to a moment at the end of the sixth-round where Mayweather connected with a counter-right hand.

The shot appeared to rock Paul, who immediately grabbed hold of his opponent, with many viewers even claiming that Mayweather was holding the YouTuber up to prolong the contest.

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The short clip, which more likely shows Mayweather attempting to prevent Paul from clinching instead of holding his unconscious opponent up, went viral on social media. Many fans claimed they wanted their money back and felt robbed of the knockout they were desperate to see.

The morning after the fight, Paul posted on Instagram and totally denied the accusations to his 20m followers.

“Shut the f*** up, like just shut the f*** up,” the YouTuber said.

“Stop trying to discredit what happened last night.”

"[I was] never rocked, never blacked out, never obviously got knocked out, he didn't hold me up, he tried to take me out and he couldn't. It was great."

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