Floyd Mayweather made an obscene amount of money from his boxing exhibition match with Logan Paul earlier this month, bragging about being the only fighter ‘that can do a fake fight and get 100Ms’.
“I don’t know nobody in sports that’s my age and can still stick ’em up like that,” Mayweather said at the Gervonta Davis-Mario Barrios post-fight press conference following Davis’ 11th-round KO win this past Saturday at State Farm Arena in Atlanta (h/t Yahoo Finance). “I’m the only person that can do a fake fight and get 100Ms (millions).”
Floyd Mayweather boasting about making $100million for his exhibition with Logan Paul after Gervonta Davis' win…— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) June 27, 2021
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“I could do legalized sparring and get 100 M’s,” he continued. “Am I the best bank robber? Because I don’t know nobody in sports that’s my age and can still stick ’em up like that.”
Mayweather’s opponent, 26-year-old YouTuber Logan Paul, is reported to have made a whopping $10 million after accepting a 10 percent share of the pay-per-view sales. Paul went the distance with Floyd after eight rounds of action in which no winner was declared due to the rule set. The exhibition proved to be a huge success, with both fighters making mega money and the contest generating an estimated 1 million pay-per-view buys.