Another boxing spectacle for 2021 is on the books. Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul fought eight full rounds, which under the changed rules means there is no official winner.
However, the two men take home a fair amount of luxury. The unbeaten Mayweather reportedly raked in around $ 100 million, while Paul, 26, who had a professional fight on his balance sheet, raked in around $ 20 million.
Mayweather vs. Paul once again highlighted the enormous inequality in pay for fighters between boxing and mixed martial arts. It’s something reigning UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou stressed as he was likely watching everything.
“The Predator” went on Twitter and had this to say.
It’s crazy to think that Logan Paul (0-1) just made $ 20 million from a boxing show.
WHAT ARE WE DOING WRONG?
– Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) June 7, 2021
Ngannou last fought at UFC 260 in March when he defeated Stipe Miocic to win the heavyweight crown. He reportedly took home $ 580,000 for the fight, including his $ 50,000 performance bonus.