From Allan Fox: Floyd Mayweather Jr will move in $ 50 million to $ 100 million for today’s show against YouTuber Logan Paul at Showtime Pay-Per-View at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Garden.
Some fans believe Mayweather sold his soul to money and no longer cares about the product he is selling to fans. Today’s fight is bought by the gullible who actually believe Logan’s got a chance.
This is excellent for 44-year-old Mayweather, who is old, slow, and totally shot as a fighter. The hand speed that Mayweather once had has completely disappeared by this point.
Mayweather is like a magical genius who has lost his power. Let’s be honest. Floyd sees the 60-year-old closer than the 40-year-old, and you have to wonder how much longer he’ll be able to get fans to buy his fights.
How long will fans be buying Mayweather events?
When will fans stop buying Mayweather events? Will they stop if he comes out with a walker or stick to sell his circus mismatches?
It’s interesting how the fight’s promotion seemed to use a photo of Mayweather taken well over 10 years ago when he was still in his 30s.
Believe me, Mayweather doesn’t look anything like the promotional photo of him on the poster. Mayweather must have been in her early 30s when this photo was taken.
All that remains is an old, grizzled Mayweather who uses his name to battle a young YouTuber star in Logan Paul.
It can be argued that most of the money comes from PPV and ticket sales from Logan’s YouTube fans, many of them teenagers with no interest or knowledge about boxing. They stand up to Logan and admire him to the point where they’re willing to spend $ 50 to see him fight a classic car.
I mean, there’s a good reason Mayweather is now fighting YouTubers. That’s all Floyd can beat at this point in his career. When Mayweather faces a real boxer, he will be beaten even if he carefully chooses someone.
The problem is, Mayweather would have to fight a top boxer to make money and he’s too old to take down real fighters, so that’s what we’re seeing from him now. Mayweather can beat YouTubers and MMA guys, but that’s about it.
Fighters Predict Mayweather vs. Logan Paul
“I’m going with Logan Paul. He’s going to shock the world, ”Zab Judah told Fighthype. “And I’m not saying he’s going to beat Floyd, but he’s going to look better than people think he’ll look.”
“I’m giving him a great chance to win this thing,” Shannon Briggs told Fighthype when talking about Logan Paul. “I trained the guy. He is strong. I don’t like this fight for Floyd. I’m serious. I stay with you for real.
“He’s fighting crazy and that threw him off,” Briggs said of Logan, who lost to KSI in 2019. “He fights better with guys who don’t have that style. KSI was unorthodox.
“I don’t like this fight for Floyd. With the way Floyd fights, he has to move forward. If he goes forward, this man [Logan] will be right there with that long push, ”said Briggs.
“Logan thinks his size will make a difference in this fight, but in the ring he will be like a fish out of water,” Antonio Tarver told Fighthype.
“So many things happen in there in a split second and if you don’t have any experience it’s hard to land. A painter [Logan] realizes that he cannot land the blow he wants to land, reality will set in.
“This is an exhibition so I can’t get too deep into it. That said, I can’t see it as a real fight. This is Floyd’s stage and he will try to control everything that is going on in the ring, ”said Tarver.
Tarver and Judah clearly see today’s show for what it is, and they are unwilling to go to Fantasyland to predict a victory for Logan.
Anyone who has seen Logan’s professional debut against KSI two years ago knows very well that he has no chance of winning against Mayweather. Logan has no boxing skills.
Yes, Logan is tall, muscular, and young, but he’s uncoordinated, slow, and his stamina is poor, so this author is wondering if he’s had a good cardio check-up.
Logan seems to be holding his breath when he hits, and that could be one of the reasons he’s gassing out so quickly.
Logan Paul has no chance of winning – says Malignaggi
“I wouldn’t call this a good fight. I would call it a fun event, ”Malignaggi told The Schmo about the Mayweather vs. Paul match tonight. It’s more of an event. It piques people’s curiosity.
“Logan Paul is taller, probably has no chance of winning, but most of the people who watch the fight don’t know that. That’s why I call it a ‘fun event’. At a boxing event, you have more boxing heads that are matched to the fight.
“This is just a regular fun event because the people watching the fight are likely to be out of tune with the fight or the fighting game.
“You come with a little hope that Logan Paul will win. I don’t think he has a prayer, but it’s an exhibition. To survive the distance alone would be a moral victory.
“At least Jake [Paul] fights real fights. You go to his official file. I remember something Dana White said. He said that YouTubers who are becoming the most popular boxers say a lot about boxing. Yes
“You know what? It says something about martial arts in general, because the fact that YouTubers are [Jake Paul] earn their money fighting MMA fighters also says something about MMA.
“It’s a new wave of boxing, a new wing of boxing, but it refuses to involve boxers” [except in the case of Mayweather vs. Logan Paul].
“So they got these YouTubers to make progress in boxing matches, but they refuse to fight boxers,” Malignaggi said.
It’s so obvious that Logan has no chance of winning that it’s not even funny. This match is pathetic, and shockingly, Mayweather is actually selling this slop to the public. It’s like going into a restaurant and being told that they sell rotten steak and still enjoy buying it.
YouTubers have found a niche in this stupid generation
“Obviously if they fight boxers it won’t end well for them,” said Malignaggi.
“So you’re creating a niche, and it’s a big niche, because we live in the stupidest generation humanity has ever made, because you have to be the stupidest generation to make that kind of thing popular.
“Listen, it was cool in the beginning, I think the Paul brothers did the job, but now you’re starting to get these other YouTubers and these other Tiktokers.
“Everyone realizes that ‘if I have a fan base, I can have a boxing match and people will see it.’
“The reality is that more people see this type of fights than people who have boxed their entire lives and have the credentials says more about how stupid the generation is than about boxing than anything.
“At least with celebrities, they know what it’s about. You’re not trying to present yourself as a fighter.
“I don’t even have that big a problem with the Paul brothers. They put the work in, and they put years of work into it. I have a problem with everyone else just showing up, ”said Malignaggi.
The Paul brothers have millions of subscribers on their YouTube channels to sell their celebrity boxing matches to their fans. They could sell anything and their loyal fans would still buy it. Mayweather uses its popularity to make quick money.
This cannot go on forever, however, as fans quickly tire of these mismatches and the Paul brothers and Mayweather will see diminishing returns.
Until then, we will see a lot more of these non-athletic fights and it will be a race to the lowest level in terms of quality.