Another boxing spectacle for 2021 is in the books. Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul fought eight full rounds, which based on the modified rules, means there is no official winner.
The two men, however, are both taking home quite a chunk of pageantry money. The undefeated Mayweather reportedly could net around $100 million while the 26-year-old Paul, who’s had one professional fight on his record, could bag around $20 million.
Mayweather vs. Paul once again highlighted the huge disparity in fighter pay between boxing and mixed martial arts. It is something that reigning UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou decided to point out as he was likely watching everything take place.
“The Predator” went on Twitter and had this to say.
It's crazy to think that Logan Paul (0-1) just made $20M on a boxing exhibition.— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) June 7, 2021
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Ngannou last fought at UFC 260 in March, when he knocked out Stipe Miocic to win the heavyweight crown. He reportedly took home $580,000 for the fight, which included his $50,000 Performance Bonus.