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Floyd Mayweather Responds To Logan Paul's Claim He Hasn't Been Fully Paid For Their Exhibition Fight

Rory O'Callaghan

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Floyd Mayweather Responds To Logan Paul's Claim He Hasn't Been Fully Paid For Their Exhibition Fight

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Floyd Mayweather has urged Logan Paul to show some patience and says it will “take a while” for the YouTuber to receive the rest of his money for their summer fight.

Mayweather faced Paul in an eight-round boxing exhibition in June of last year, which was reported to have sold more than one million pay-per-views.

Paul recently claimed that Mayweather still owes him money from the fight, but the former five-weight world champion says that is standard in the industry.

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“This comes with the territory,” Mayweather told The Pivot Podcast.

“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. I’m still collecting checks 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.”

Mayweather’s comments come after fierce criticism from Paul.

Paul and Mayweather fought an exhibition match in June (Image: PA)
Paul and Mayweather fought an exhibition match in June (Image: PA)

“It’s honestly bull****, [having] people who aren’t a professional promotional company controlling where the money goes… we made that mistake,” Paul said.

“But it’s Floyd Mayweather, so before we fought him we were kind of willing to do whatever [and] after the fact we’re shooting ourselves in the foot because he’s a f***ing s***bag.”

Mayweather has not fought a professional boxing match since beating Conor McGregor in 2017 to extend his record to 50-0.

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The American, 44, reportedly made $280m (£206m) from the fight with the former two-time UFC champion.

Mayweather has consistently been one of the highest-paid athletes in the world since ending his relationship with Top Rank in 2006.

He paid $750,000 to tear up his contract with the promotional company ahead of a mega-fight with Oscar De La Hoya.

Explaining the decision, Mayweather added: “The ultimate goal is to go to sleep when you want to and wake up when you want to.

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“If you’re not doing that, then someone or something is controlling you. I don’t want to be controlled. I want to be my own boss.

“That’s why I paid $750,000 to get out of my first promotional contract. Because I eventually made $750m in just three fights.

“I don’t really care what people believe. No matter what you do, it’s not good enough for everyone.

“No matter what, they’re going to say what they want to say. But the history books, they will say something completely different.”

Topics: Boxing, Logan Paul, Floyd Mayweather

Rory O'Callaghan
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