Logan Paul sends message to Floyd Mayweather on anniversary of exhibition fight

Logan Paul has mocked Floyd Mayweather for not paying him one year on from their exhibition fight.

Paul claims he is still owed several million by Mayweather after the pair went eight rounds in an exhibition clash last June. Former five-weight world champion Mayweather boasted about earning £52million for the fight whilst Paul was guaranteed a £14m payday.

The fight was also a huge success on pay-per-view, selling one million buys which likely bolstered both fighters purses. No winner was declared and Paul has joked that whilst Mayweather was hard to hit in the fight, it’s been even harder to get the money he’s entitled to.

Reflecting on the fight upon its one year anniversary, Paul wrote on Instagram : “One year ago today, I fought Moyd Fayweather. He’s hard to hit, but even harder to collect money from. Who should I fight next?”

No winner was declared after the fight, but Mayweather outlanded the YouTube star despite throwing over 100 less punches across the eight rounds. ‘Money’ replied to Paul’s pay demands by telling him to be patient and pointing to some of his past fights in which he still hasn’t been paid for.

“This comes with the territory. To them, that’s real money, and I like the YouTubers. The money on the back end though, from pay-per-view, that takes a while. Nothing comes right away,” he told The Pivot Podcast.

“I’m still collecting cheques from fights seven or eight years ago. They just hate when the table is turned. Be happy with the biggest payday you ever got in your life.”

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Paul has not stepped foot in the ring since the fight whilst Mayweather competed in another exhibition against former sparring partner Don Moore last month. Paul announced his retirement from boxing earlier this year, but has teased a return against Brazilian comedian and singer Whindersson.

Paul admitted that he doesn’t know how boxing purses are usually paid, but is sceptical of whether he will ever get the full amount he is owed. “For the longest time I bit my f****** tongue. We heard it every week, ‘The money’s coming next week, the money’s coming next week’,” he said on The MMA Hour.

“Three months in I realised the money’s not coming next week, so I’m offended and I’ve been lied to. I never thought I’d be the ‘Where’s the money?’ guy, but the only way to get this guy to move is to pipe up and embarrass him.”

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