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[BOXING] Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul: Eye-Watering Purse and Fight Details Revealed

Floyd Mayweather is poised to earn another handsome payday for his forthcoming exhibition bout against Logan Paul, with both combatants set to earn massive sums from the pay-per-view clash.

Mayweather v Paul

Mayweather, the unbeaten longtime four-weight world champion, is no stranger to huge money, having been featured in the two highest-grossing battles in boxing history.

And his encounter with the YouTube star agrees to pay him more than an official ring return.

The lucrative competition has been in the works for some time, with Paul persistently calling out his rival since the end of last year.

Paul has only had one competitive fight, a points loss to YouTube competitor KSI, but he stands to gain substantially more money off this fight than he expected months earlier.

Here's what you need to know about the war.

Fight specifics

On June 6, the two men will square off at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

Mayweather Promotions, Showtime Boxing, and video engagement network Fanmio are collaborating to put together the case.

Paul has a significant height and weight advantage, but as a guideline for the fight, he must weigh less than 190 pounds, while Mayweather must weigh no more than 160 pounds.
Purses

It was initially stated that Paul will get a £200,000 payment for his participation in the war, as well as a 10% cut of the PPV revenue.

However, that was some time back, and also Paul's co-host on his podcast Impaulsive, Mike Maijak, now seems a little reserved.

"Eight figures - you're not going to say it, but eight figures," Majlak explained.

Mayweather earned £9 million for his exhibition against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in 2018, but his profits from his battle with Paul would well exceed that amount.

As he spoke to the Disruptive Entrepreneur podcast last month, he revealed the full extent of their financial pulling force.

“I will battle a warrior right now and promise myself $35 million (£25 million). I would potentially make $50 million (£36 million) for just a normal battle in the long run "Mayweather said.

“Or me and Logan Paul will go out, entertain, have fun, and earn nine figures of $100 million (£72 million) or more.”

The Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul Live Stream battle will be decided by PPV views, but Paul has a 20 million-strong YouTube fanbase, while Mayweather continues to draw a worldwide audience after being effectively retired.

He was clear, though, that this did not imply he could be dormant.

"Everyone assumes that'retired' implies sitting at home with the feet up and gaining weight. “I like to go out and entertain and have fun,” he added.

“Just because I still go out and entertain and have fun doesn't suggest I want to compete for 12 rounds.

“I believe we'll have a six-round showcase. I believe it would be very exciting for the audience. I hope people would like it. There's a major gap between $35 million for 12 rounds and $100 million for six rounds."

The division of the PPV purchases is the major gap in the pair's projected profits, with Mayweather currently due to receive 50% of the total windfall, while Paul is only set to receive 10%.

Not just that, but the Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul fight is expected to crack PPV records, with a price tag of $49.99 (£36).

If you can get it, that's some nice job.

And Paul is more than willing to cede ground to 'Money' Mayweather in the pay packet stakes.

"Everyone is curious about the funding for this war. Everyone wants to know what compelled Floyd to accept this fight; was it the money?" Paul said in January.

"I'll say it again: you're far off with your estimates, and you'll never realize...

"I'd actually do this Mayweather vs Paul Fight Live for free. It's a historic moment, this is a legacy s***... I'd have done it for free.

"This is the best thing in the universe. I get to step into the ring with one of the greatest boxers of all time to try and knock his head off.

"But I didn't take it for free; I'm trying to make a decent living."


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