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Logan Paul Finally Responds To Conspiracy Theory That Floyd Mayweather Refused To Let Him Go Down

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Logan Paul Finally Responds To Conspiracy Theory That Floyd Mayweather Refused To Let Him Go Down

Logan Paul has denied the claim that Floyd Mayweather actually stopped him from being knocked out by holding him up while he was groggy.

When the dust finally settled on a wild event, conspiracy theorists believed that the duo had clearly reached a mutual agreement that the bout would go the distance

Now some eagle-eyed fans have done some digging and appear to have come up with the moment that seemingly proves their theory correct - or so they believe.

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In the clip which is circulating around social media, you can see Mayweather land a clean strike to Paul's temple which wobbles him slightly.

Then, as any fighter should do, Paul engages in a clinch to avoid more damage.

But internet sleuths believe that Mayweather was actually holding the groggy Paul up to avoid him hitting the deck in a heap.

Paul has has now rubbished those claims, responding to his critics in a video posted on Instagram.

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"I'm seeing this narrative going around that there's one part in the fight where Floyd punched me and I leaned on him and it looks like I kind of went limp," Paul said.

Credit: Instagram
Credit: Instagram

"People are trying to spin it and say he knocked me out and caught me, and kept me up to keep the fight going to the eighth round.

"Shut the f**k up. Just shut the f**k up. Stop trying to discredit what happened last night.

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"Make no mistake, he got a lot of good punches in. I got f**ked up on a couple of shots. I didn't know my face could make that shape.

"But never rocked, never blacked out, never obviously got knocked out. He tried to take me out and he couldn't. It was great."

Even during Mayweather's post-fight press conference, he gave no indication that he was holding back in his punches.

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"I wanted to give the people a show, and he was fighting to survive, as you guys could see," Mayweather said. "Every time he would punch, he would clinch. He was the bigger guy, and a little awkward.

"But his background was in wrestling, so he was good at tying me up. A guy that came in over 200 and some pounds (90kg). I came in at 155 (70kg), but no excuses. I had fun tonight.

"As you guys could see, he was putting his leg on the rope. He was fatigued. He's a great grappler. But I've been in this sport for so long, and tonight was letting the people see that I'm able to come out at my age, at 44, and sell out 30,000 and still do crazy numbers to where I can make Showtime crash.

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"So I'm truly blessed, and I'm not here to bash anyone. Of course, at my age, I'm not going to perform like when I was 19. I'm not supposed to. It's all about growth and ageing."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@loganpaul

Topics: Instagram, Logan Paul, Boxing News, Boxing, Australia, Floyd Mayweather

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