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Floyd Mayweather Jr. Reportedly Views Logan Paul Fight as 'Monster Event'

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistApril 28, 2021

Floyd Mayweather stands in the ring before the IBF welterweight championship bout between Errol Spence Jr. and Mikey Garcia on Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. is set to face YouTube personality Logan Paul on June 6, and the question many people are asking is a simple one: Why?

The answer, as is generally the case, is likely money. Lance Pugmire of The Athletic reported the following:

"... Given that Jake Paul is saying he generated 1.5 million buys [in his fight vs. Ben Askren], is that this event—following all of the publicity it is about to receive by the former No. 1 pound-for-pound boxer and a social-media star—will spawn three million buys.

"'Floyd thinks this is a monster event,' an individual close to Mayweather told The Athletic on Tuesday night.

"That opinion isn't entirely shared by all involved, but Mayweather showed in his mouthy, entertaining multi-city press tour with [Conor] McGregor, he knows all the right things to say to stir up interest."

Yes, yes he does. And people will likely tune in to see him put his perfect 50-0 record on the line, especially against someone like Paul, who has never fought a true professional boxer.

What chance does Paul have? Mayweather is guessing a lot of people will pay Showtime good money to find out.     

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