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Mayweather vs. Paul Weigh-In: Results and Reaction for Pre-Fight Event

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVJune 5, 2021

Floyd Mayweather, left, and Logan Paul, right, face off during a press event, Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Miami Beach, Fla. Mayweather will fight Paul in an exhibition boxing match at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. Sunday. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
AP Photo/Lynne Sladky

The circus-like atmosphere leading up to the exhibition boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Logan Paul continued at the weigh-in Saturday.

Paul came in at 189.5 pounds, while Mayweather is 155 pounds, the type of massive weight advantage that would never make it through a professional boxing match if it weren't for Mayweather's massive experience advantage.

The former pound-for-pound king seemed uncharacteristically subdued in his comments, expressing a quiet confidence he won't face much of a challenge.

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"Height don't win fights. Weight don't win fights. Fighting wins fights at the end of the day, and I can fight," Mayweather said. "Once again, I'm not worried about a hat. I don't worry about what nobody say. One thing I can do, I can fight. I've been at the top level for 25 years, so I know what it takes when there's a fight of this magnitude."

Few expect anything short of sheer domination from Mayweather, who was 50-0 as a pro before retiring after defeating Conor McGregor in 2017. Paul is a YouTuber with an 0-1 record who isn't even the best boxer in his family; it's his brother, Jake, who has taken the boxing world by storm.

That said, Paul's heavy underdog status didn't stop him from issuing a wild quote about what to expect.

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"This is not the biggest fight of my life. This is the biggest fight of his life," Paul said. "Cuz he's got a lot on the line, and he got everything to lose. I'mma go in there and have fun. The fact that I'm even up here proves this s--t is a simulation, none of it's real, the aliens are coming in June, just be ready. Tomorrow, I break the f--kin' simulation and beat the greatest boxer in the history of the planet."

Well, that is...certainly one way to build hype for a fight! Let's hope those aforementioned UFOs don't come before Paul's able to prove he can "break the simulation."