There was a certain degree of hype and excitement heading into the over-the-top exhibition fight between undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather (50-0) and viral online personality Logan Paul on Sunday night at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. And while Mayweather landed a few big punches on the much larger Paul over the course of eight rounds, neither man was knocked down.
With no judges to score the fight, it officially went down as a draw.
There were some strong reactions from athletes across the sports spectrum, celebrities and social media influencers, from how the fight played out to the significant paydays both men were likely to receive for their efforts.
— Canelo Alvarez (@Canelo) June 7, 2021
Man this look like Mike Tyson punch out! 🤣🤣🤣
— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 7, 2021
As I said it had to go rounds, made sense. And Floyd was half right, it wasn’t exciting but it was Easy Money. #MayweatherPaul
— Teddy Atlas (@TeddyAtlasReal) June 7, 2021
Hats off to Logan Paul. He went 8 rounds with greatest boxer ever. Not a good look for Floyd.
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) June 7, 2021
— Mercedes Varnado (@SashaBanksWWE) June 7, 2021
Once it gets to certain point of “skill”, size makes a huge difference. I thought Floyd would get a couple KDs and then the KO. But once they were in there you see the size difference and Paul being able to tie him up once in range with Floyd to use his long arms.
— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) June 7, 2021
Floyd sparred 8 rounds with an amateur light heavyweight – he walked him down and Paul grabbed on for dear life –
I think Mayweather didn’t want to knock him out –
— John Cusack (@johncusack) June 7, 2021
There are two winners tonight:
Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather.
They just made so much money.
— Jack “CouRage” Dunlop (@CouRageJD) June 7, 2021
Wow … he carried him … Fun night !!
— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) June 7, 2021
That was a lot of hugging. Mayweather #TBE
— Louie Vito (@louievito) June 7, 2021
It’s crazy to think that Logan Paul (0-1) just made $20M on a boxing exhibition.
WHAT ARE WE DOING WRONG? 🤔
— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) June 7, 2021
Logan Paul thinks he won because he survived
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) June 7, 2021
@FloydMayweather is 🐐 💯 for reason lol
kids stay at 🏠 or #YouTube 😜
— Jusuf Nurkić (@bosnianbeast27) June 7, 2021
😂😂😂😂😂 Ok @FloydMayweather it’s time to get him 😂😂😂 don’t let him land heavy! Lumber jack looking mf 😂😂
— Claressa Gwoat Shields (@Claressashields) June 7, 2021