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The Moment Floyd Mayweather Tells Coach That His Tactic Against Logan Paul Isn't Working

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The Moment Floyd Mayweather Tells Coach That His Tactic Against Logan Paul Isn't Working

Footage has emerged of a frustrated Floyd Mayweather admitting it was 'hard to hit Logan Paul with the jab' during their eight-round exhibition fight in Miami.

Mayweather claimed he earned a nine-figure paycheck to fight Paul, who surprised many when he took the unbeaten, former boxing pound-for-pound king the distance on Sunday night.

Despite the draw, it was a relatively straightforward evening for the 44-year-old fighter, although he did struggle at times to find his jab.

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Mayweather, who gave away four inches in reach and six inches in height against the American YouTuber, managed to land a total of 43 shots on his opponent.

And despite connecting with 7 of his 14 jabs on Paul, the retired five-weight world champion told trainer Gerald Tucker that the punch was far from easy.

In the below footage posted on Logan Paul's Instagram page, Tucker begins by saying: "Hit him at the top of the forehead with a jab, just step off your back foot."

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Mayweather then responds, saying: "It's hard to hit him with the jab."

To his credit, Mayweather praised Paul for his efforts in the exhibition bout.

"I had fun. You've got to realise I'm not 21 anymore," he said after the fight. "But it's good to move around with these young guys. Test my skills. Just to have some fun.

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"A great young fighter. Strong, tough. He's better than I thought he was. He's a tough, rough competitor. It was good action.

"I was surprised by him tonight. A good guy. Even though he doesn't have much experience, he knew how to use his weight and he knew how to tie me up tonight."

Paul, meanwhile, hinted at a potential rematch in his post-fight press conference and claimed that "father time" was catching up with Mayweather.

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"He was slower than I thought, father time is catching up with him perhaps," Paul said.

The 26-year-old also showed a humble side after the fight as he insisted that it was an "honour" to step in the ring with the boxing legend.

Featured Image Credit: Showtime

Topics: Logan Paul, Boxing, YouTube, Floyd Mayweather

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