The Paul brothers are beginning to become staples in the boxing segment of the sports entertainment business, with their fame and financial success coming from the social media world. Logan Paul feels fiscally frustrated about his exhibition against Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. last summer.
Yeah because the dirty little rat hasn’t paid me yet lol. It’s been 6 months.
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) January 2, 2022
Pay Your Bill
According to Logan Paul, he has not been compensated by Mayweather, who he recently called a “weasel.” Paul claims that the self-proclaimed “TBE” did not pay him for their exhibition bout.
The influencer took to his Instagram Stories to shame Mayweather and state his animus.
“Pay me my Money u f*****g corny weasel of a human @floydmayweather,” Paul posted.
He wrote the message over an edited image of Mayweather from a recent trip to Russia, adding some disrespectful flair.
Mayweather has yet to respond. Instead, he has continued his usual world tour of business affairs. However, the fight did well on pay-per-view and should have been a windfall payday for Paul, by all indications.
According to reports, the event garnered one million pay-per-view buys and made a potential $50 million from the television viewers. Logan Paul was reportedly guaranteed $250,000 plus 10 percent of the pay-per-view take, or $5 million.
Keep That Same Energy
Paul was more optimistic during the post-fight press conference.
“I don’t want anyone to tell me anything is impossible ever again,” said Paul. “The fact that I got in here with one of the greatest boxers of all time, it proves the odds can be beat. Anyone can beat the odds and do great things in life. This is one of the greatest nights of my life, I’m happy.”
The “Money” Fight
In the June bout, Mayweather displayed his typical patient and clinical boxing style. He felt out Paul in the opening round before allowing Paul to come forward with a flurry of power shots at the end of the round; Mayweather mostly blocked the shots from his signature defensive style.
Mayweather began to find a spot to land numerous power shots on Paul’s head and body as the fight wore on.
Despite sustaining punishment in the middle rounds, Paul used his over 30-pound weight advantage to frequently tie Mayweather up and avoid being stopped or sent to the canvas.
The “Money” Moves
“Even without much experience, he knew to use his weight to tie me up tonight,” said Mayweather at the post-fight press conference.
Mayweather’s last professional fight was against former UFC double champion Conor McGregor in 2017. The KO win made Mayweather 50-0, and McGregor saw the biggest payday of his life. The fight earned him the most successful MMA fighter in history title based on revenue.
“Money” Back Guarantee
Additionally, Mayweather owns one of boxing’s most successful promotion companies, making his protégé Gervonta “Tank” Davis a multi-millionaire champion.
Typically, state athletic commissions have the purse money already in an escrow and give the check to the fighter after the bout in the locker room. Whether Mayweather Promotions or Showtime pays Logan Paul his reported PPV payout is unclear, but the two companies seem very financially solvent.
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) December 29, 2021
The payment details that Paul discusses weren’t readily available, however, he is setting up a trilogy fight against social media star KSI to make up the difference.
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