Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul
June 6, 2021 11:45 pm EDT
The Line: Floyd Mayweather -1200 / Logan Paul +775
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Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul fight Sunday at the Hard Rock Stadium in an exhibition boxing match.
Floyd Mayweather enters this bout with a 50-0 record that includes 27 knockouts. Mayweather last fought Conor McGregor in 2017, which was a knockout in the 10th round. Now 44 years old, Mayweather stands at 5’8” and has a 72-inch reach. These are the only fights you’re going to get from Mayweather moving forward, easy money grabs to pad his bank account.
In his prime, Mayweather was a defensive technician who dodged punches with ease and never took a beating. Mayweather would win a decision and go catch a basketball game the next day with a clean face. Not known for his offensive attack, Mayweather worked behind his jab well, had terrific hand speed and cut angels off with the best of them. Many put Mayweather in the conversation with the best boxers ever.
Logan Paul is a 26-year-old Youtuber and Internet personality who just started dabbling in boxing. Paul’s only other fight was in 2019 against KSI, a bout he lost by split decision. He’s not nearly as accomplished as his brother Jake Paul and there’s not a ton of film to go off of to judge his skill set.
The intriguing part about Paul is that he stands at 6’2” and has a 76-inch reach. Paul is not a small guy by any means and he has the potential to sit on something and land a power shot. In his boxing debut, Paul fought a lot with his hands by his waist and looked uncomfortable. That should improve with more reps, but Paul clearly has a ways to go before being respected in this sport.
There’s a case to be made for Paul, as he’s 40 pounds heavier, younger and six inches taller. If Paul loads up for a power shot, he only needs to land one to pull off the upset of the century. However, that’s about his only chance. Even with his age, Mayweather is still quick and his boxing IQ is through the roof. There’s no way in hell Mayweather loses a fight to somebody who has just one bout and didn’t look great in it.
This is simply a money grab for all parties involved, but Mayweather still has a reputation to keep and a record to protect. He’s not losing. Expect Mayweather to play around for a few rounds and pick things up in the later rounds to potentially score a finish.
The line isn’t cheap, but it should be even steeper if we’re being honest. Mayweather cruises. Easiest money you’ll make in your life.