YouTube sensation-turned-fighter Logan Paul managed to go the distance against former professional boxer Floyd Mayweather in eight rounds on Sunday.
The two matched up at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami for eight three-minute rounds. Both fighters wore 10-ounce gloves, no judges were involved, no official winner was deemed, but knockouts were legal.
Mayweather admitted Paul was better than he thought. “I was surprised by him tonight,” Mayweather said. “Good work. Good little guy.”
ESPN tallied the score at 78-74 in favor of Mayweather.
Mayweather landed 43 punches, 36 of which were power shots.
Paul landed 28 punches, 21 of which were power shots.
Mayweather landed 17 shots to the body whereas Paul only landed one.
“I don’t want anyone to tell me anything is impossible ever again,” Paul said after the match. “The fact that I’m in here with one of the best boxers of all times proves the odds can be beat.”
Despite Paul’s feeling of victory, some fans were left disappointed by the performance, feeling shocked that Mayweather allowed a YouTuber to go the distance.
Regardless of fans’ feelings toward the perhaps anticlimatic fight, both Paul and Mayweather made a decent chunk of change. The spare was aired at $49.99 per view. Mayweather reportedly made between $50 and $100 million with Paul making around $250,000 and a 10% cut of the pay-per-view earnings.