By Matt Lieberman: The pay-per-view price for Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Logan Paul 8-round exhibition match next month will be $49.99 on Showtime pay-per-view on June 6th. This is a good price for this fight.
We don’t know yet if this will be a real exhibition like Floyd Mayweather’s 2018 match against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa or one similar to the fake-looking Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr exhibition, which looked staged in the eyes of many boxing fans.
If the 44-year-old Floyd Mayweather is going to continue to do exhibition matches into his 50s and 60s, he might want to make sure this is real-looking and not a professional wrestling type of theatrical affair.
It’s widely believed the Mayweather-Logan exhibition is merely one to set up a bigger one involving Mayweather taking on the talented YouTuber Jake Paul, who has already set the wheels in motion for a clash with the 44-year-old Floyd Jr for later this year.
Jake Paul: Floyd Mayweather Doesn’t Want To Risk His Record
The 24-year-old Jake is insisting that if he faces Mayweather that it be a match that counts on the record books as a professional contest, not an exhibition.
Jake doesn’t play the exhibition stuff. He wants his fights to count, which means Mayweather will need to come out of retirement to face him. That way if Jake beats Mayweather with one of his right hands, he would be the guy that ended his 50-fight winning streak.
Becoming the first fighter to beat Mayweather would set up a lucrative rematch for Jake in a fight that would surely interest many boxing fans worldwide.
Jake angered Mayweather during last week’s press conference when he untied his shoelaces while he was on stage, and then snatched the baseball cap off his head.
It’s unclear why it upset Mayweather so much, but it could be that didn’t want fans to see that his hair appears to be thinning. Mayweather appeared to be legitimately angry about Jake snatching his cheap-looking cap off his head, and it’s surprising while he got so worked up about it.
It’s one thing if it were an expensive $1000 hat, but Mayweather’s cap looked like it was a regular $10 baseball cap.
Jake Says ‘No’ To Exhibitions
“I don’t want to do exhibitions and I think that’s the difference between Floyd and I and even my brother and I,” said Jake Paul to The Sun.
“I want legitimate pro fights that are sanctioned; And I want to build my pro record,” said Jake.
“And I don’t think Floyd would actually fight me outside of an exhibition as he doesn’t want to risk his record.
“Maybe if we can come to some kind of agreement around that, I’d fight Floyd. But I’m not doing like the circus, exhibition s—.”
As hard as Jake hits, you can’t blame Mayweather one bit for not wanting his right with him to not count as a professional match on the record books.
Jake possesses true world-class punching power at the cruiserweight level, and Mayweather hasn’t taken those punches in a fight before. If he gets hit by Jake repeatedly for eight rounds, something is going to go.