Showtime Sports and Fanmio presented its own version of the “Beat the Clock Challenge” on Sunday night as Logan Paul went the distance with Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The exhibition fight that drew equal amounts of disdain and curiosity throughout the promotion of the fight, culminated with the Sunday night pay-per-view from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida.
The rules of the exhibition included no judges and therefore, no scores would be read if they went the distance through eight rounds. At Saturday’s weigh-in, Paul was 34.5 pounds heavier than Mayweather with the YouTube star that has one boxing fight on his record stepping on the scale at 189.5 pounds.
Sunday’s contest was largely panned as Paul lasted eight rounds with Mayweather with the 0-1 fighter Paul absorbing several punches that he was able to withstand and easily achieved the moral victory by lasing the distance.
The fight only generated 71 total punches between the two with many disappointed that Mayweather did not turn it up in the later rounds and finish Paul.
As soon as the fight ended, Logan’s brother Jake Paul was capitalizing on the bragging rights on behalf of his brother’s ability to last with the 50-0 Mayweather:
MY BROTHER JUST BEAT FLOYD MAYWEATHER
— Paul Paul (@jakepaul) June 7, 2021
The true success of this fight will be determined by its performance on pay-per-view and if the Logan Paul audience was enticed to purchase the $49.99 fight that was promoted by Showtime Sports and Fanmio.
The circus-like presentation included a graphic highlight of Mayweather’s past “exhibitions” noting his WrestleMania 24 match with Paul “Big Show” Wight in March 2008 where Mayweather won by knockout using brass knuckles.
The Paul phenomena within the sport will continue in the coming months when Jake Paul is set to fight former UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley, in a professional boxing fight on Showtime.
At the very least, Sunday’s fight will supply eight rounds worth of oxygen into the Logan Paul experiment courtesy of the top boxer of the past generation.