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Mayweather vs. Paul: Tale of Tape, Fight Records and More for Both Boxers

Alex Ballentine@Ballentine_AlexFeatured ColumnistJune 6, 2021

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - JUNE 05: Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul face off during the weigh-in ahead of the June 6th exhibition boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul on June 5, 2021 at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images)
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After weeks of press conferences, weigh-ins and someone stealing someone else's hat, Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are set to put on an exhibition boxing match on pay-per-view Sunday night.

Just under two months after YouTuber Jake Paul made headlines by beating former UFC fighter Ben Askren, the other Paul brother will take on one of the most accomplished boxers in history.

It's bizarre matchmaking but shouldn't be all that surprising. Mayweather has never been one to shy away from doing something that makes money with little risk for him. Paul has proved to be willing to do a number of things to get in the spotlight.

The result is a spectacle that should provide an interesting clash of styles and hopefully some fun exchanges. Either way, both parties will walk away with even more money than they already have.

Here's a look at how both fighters measure up, as the size difference is one of the few intriguing things about the matchup.

                        

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Tale of the Tape

Floyd Mayweather Jr. 

Former world welterweight king Floyd Mayweather looks on during his weigh-in event in Miami, Florida on June 5, 2021. - Former world welterweight king Floyd Mayweather said May 4, 2021 he will face off against YouTube personality Logan Paul in an exhibiti
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Height: 5'8"

Weight: 155 pounds

Reach: 72"

Age: 44

Record 50-0

It's pretty simple. Mayweather is arguably the greatest defensive boxer of all time with one of the best records in the sport's history. He's protected the zero in his record for a long time and holds wins over some of the biggest names of his era.

Money has earned that nickname from his ability to rake in the cash. He's one of the boxing's greatest pay-per-view draws. In the prime of his career, he perfected the art of attracting and monetizing heat.

Sound familiar?

It should. That's exactly what both Pauls are doing. The difference is Mayweather has always backed it up in the ring.

Mayweather weighed in at 155 pounds for this fight, which is significantly less than Paul weighed in at (189.5). However, the experience and skill gap favor Mayweather.

                        

Logan Paul

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Logan Paul (red/white/blue shorts) and KSI (black/red shorts) exchange punches their pro debut cruiserweight fight at Staples Center on November 9, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. KSI won by decision. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-
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Height: 6'2"

Weight: 189.5 pounds

Reach: 76"

Age: 26

Record 0-1

That's not a typo, Paul's professional boxing record is 0-1. He will be fighting someone who is 50-0. Paul's lone professional fight came against fellow YouTuber KSI. He lost a split decision a year after the two fought to a draw in an exhibition fight that doesn't go on Paul's resume.

Paul's only advantages Sunday come from being 18 years younger, six inches taller and at least 34.5 pounds heavier than his opponent.

Despite that, Paul's reach advantage is just four inches. He showed off a decent jab against KSI but what came after those jabs left a lot to be desired.

                 

Prediction

Any time there's an exhibition, there are some unknowable factors that can factor in when predicting these kinds of events. The chief question is what Mayweather's intention is in this fight.

If Money wants to extend the fight a bit to give fans their money's worth, this thing could last a while. His defensive abilities allow him to determine what kind of punishment he will take and whether he will take advantage of counter opportunities he sees.

What seems more likely, though, is that this is an event set up to create more exhibitions. Mayweather has made a fortune with his boxing skills. Now he finds himself in a position where he has aged enough that the best in the game have passed him by but he can still make money with his boxing.

In that light, it's easy to see this one ending relatively early, setting up a fight with Jake Paul depending on what happens when he fights former UFC champion Tyron Woodley.

                

Prediction: Mayweather via third-round knockout.

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