Logan Paul’s battle vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. is set to earn the YouTube star enough cash to retire on– which he very well could do.
The senior Paul’s sibling, 0-1 in his expert boxing profession, is set to handle “Cash” in an exhibit bout on Sunday in Hard Rock Arena (Miami Gardens, Fla.).
” I’m going to knock (Mayweather) out and end up being the best boxer in the world. Then I’m going to retire and not offer Floyd the rematch. He does not know who he’s getting in the ring with,” Paul stated Saturday (through Showtime). “He thinks I’m a YouTuber. He thinks I’m a phony fighter.”
Paul’s lone professional battle was a split-decision loss to fellow YouTuber KSI, whom Paul had beaten formerly in an exhibition match. Mayweather, on the other hand, is 50-0 all-time with 27 knockouts. His last fight was in August 2017, a 10th-round TKO of UFC legend Conor McGregor. “Cash” likewise made fast work of kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in a Dec. 31, 2018, exhibit match.
Despite who wins on Sunday, both fighters are expected to make some serious money for their exhibition. Here’s whatever you require to learn about their match:
Mayweather-Paul has no prominent payment figures, though both fighters have commented on just how much money they believe is on the table with the $49.99 pay-per-view membership.
According to a report from sportingfree.com, Paul is expected to get a $250,000 base pay, plus 10 percent of pay-per-view shares. The YouTube star recommended in a May 11 interview with TMZ that he could make as much as $20 million from the fight. Based upon his estimate and SportingFree’s report, that would suggest the fight rakes in at least $200 million in PPV dollars.
SportingFree reported Mayweather was guaranteed $10 million in base pay and 50 percent pay-per-view shares– a considerable amount more than Paul is anticipated to make. Like his challenger, Mayweather likewise hypothesized on the quantity of cash he stood to make in a March 15 interview with the Disruptive Entrepreneur podcast:
” I can fight a fighter today, and I can guarantee myself $35 million,” Mayweather stated. “I can eventually probably make $50 million for simply a routine battle. Or Logan Paul and I can head out, entertain, have fun and make nine figures, $100 million or more.
“$ 35 million for 12 rounds or $100 million for six rounds– huge distinction.”
Subtracting his reported guarantee of $10 million, that would suggest Mayfield anticipates the battle to make roughly $180 million in pay-per-view dollars– not too away from Paul’s estimation.
None of the battle wages on the Mayweather-Paul card is public knowledge. The Badou Jack-Jean Pascal was set to be an enticing and financially rewarding co-main event, though it has been held off considering that Pascal failed a PED test and revoked the fight.
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