Logan Paul could be considered “the winner” after his fight with Floyd Mayweather who was “half embarrassed” after the exhibition fight, promoter Eddie Hearn said.
The social media star went the distance with Mayweather in their eight-round fight last weekend, with the five-weight world champion admitting he was “surprised” by Logan Paul’s boxing ability.
But Hearn believes Mayweather, 44, was not happy with his own performance after his retirement.
“There wasn’t even a decision, it was so weird,” Hearn told Sky Sports. “But yeah, if there was a winner in the fight, it was Logan Paul, because I actually think it was bad for Floyd Mayweather.
“Any new age fan his legacy is already built, but anyone looking at that would actually think Floyd Mayweather wasn’t very good, and he’s one of the greatest fighters of all time.
“I think, even by his own admission at the press conference that followed, he was half embarrassed to say, ‘Don’t think I’ll do one of those too.’
Logan’s younger brother Jake Paul resumes his boxing career when he faces former UFC Champion Tyron Woodley in August.
Hearn admits that the hugely popular YouTubers will stay in the sport until the best possible fights are provided to fans on a regular basis.
He said: “If we don’t deliver the right fights. If the fighters, managers and promoters don’t have the right fights, broadcasters will demand a product that generates numbers.
“It generated numbers, it generated interest, so boxers now have to stand up and say, ‘Let’s have great fights, because if we don’t keep the boxing product strong, you will see more of it coming.’ “
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