The fight between Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul was anything but a knockout – even if one may have happened.
While Mayweather vs. Paul was billed and sold as an exhibition between one of the greatest of all time and an Internet celebrity, the fight itself seemed a bit more scripted than a WWE match. (Which Mayweather would know a thing or two about.)
During the fight, however, Mayweather may have strayed from the script: Mayweather landed a flush counterstrike that hobbled and dazed Paul.
Floyd Mayweather actually knocked out Logan Paul but stopped him during the fight to carry him through 8 rounds pic.twitter.com/Y4JSimELIr
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Mayweather, nailing Paul to the ear with a right hand, tripped Paul into Mayweather, who appears to be stopping him. Mayweather probably wanted to help him across the finish line. No winner was declared in the fight, although Mayweather landed more punches and defeated Paul in the fight.
While show fights are nothing new in boxing – after all, Muhammad Ali fought pro-wrestling legend Antonio Inoki in an exhibition fight in the 1970s – the blatant nature of these fights is not exactly a hit.
In the end, Mayweather and Paul knew exactly what they were doing: To play against fans in an eight-round match that was nothing more than a huge payday for both fighters.
After all, “Money” said so much after the fight:
“When it comes to legalized bank robbery, I’m the best,” Mayweather said.
Well, no lies were discovered.