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The Numbers Behind The Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather Boxing Exhibition Are Mindblowing

Josh Lawless

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The Numbers Behind The Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather Boxing Exhibition Are Mindblowing

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Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather's earnings from their exhibition bout in Miami have been revealed and both fighters have had a handsome payday.

The pair fought a draw at the Hard Rock Stadium, with no official winner declared after the unofficial eight-rounder.

There wasn't too much action in all truth and it likely won't be one that fans rewatch in the future. But the numbers from the fight are quite something, with The Mirror reporting that was $50m generated from pay-per-view sales.

Image: PA
Image: PA

The contest was shown live on Showtime and Fanmio in the United States and did a whopping one million pay-per-view buys.

To put that in perspective, Tyson Fury's incredible WBC world heavyweight title win over Deontay Wilder was watched by 800,000 people.

For his second exhibition fight, Mayweather is said to have collected $25 million from pay-per-view sales after ensuring he took a 50 per cent share.

That figure follows up his $10 million flat fee. The 50-0 fighter also claims he raked in an extra £30 million due to sponsors on his shorts during the slugfest - meaning he will make at least $65 million.

"They say 'it's not all about the money'. Well, your kids can't eat legacy," Mayweather said after the bout, following widespread criticism for sharing the ring with Paul.

"Patches on my trunks are worth $30 million alone, so who is the smartest man in boxing really?

"If you guys don't want to see me fight exhibitions then don't come, don't watch! When it comes to... legalised bank robbing... I'm the best.

"I don't care if y'all write good stories, if y'all write bad stories, at the end of the day, I will always have the last laugh."

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Mayweather, nicknamed 'Money' for a reason', inevitably took home the bigger purse by some way but Paul, 0-1 professionally, didn't do too badly at all.

He's reportedly banked an initial $250,000, on top of a $5 million fee having agreed a 10 per cent share of pay-per-view sales.

In total, with "significant sponsorship" taking into account, 'Maverick' could well end up earning $10 million from his dance with Mayweather.

Topics: Logan Paul, Boxing, Floyd Mayweather

Josh Lawless
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