- Legendary US boxer Floyd Mayweather has praised his recent opponent Logan Paul after beating him on Sunday night
- Veteran boxer Mayweather engaged in an exhibition fight with the YouTube star, Paul, in a bout that was staged in Miami, Florida
- According to Mayweather, Paul is a rough competitor and said that he never thought the budding professional would be so tough in the ring
Veteran boxer Floyd Mayweather emerged as the winner when he defeated YouTube star Logan Paul on Sunday night. The fight was an eight-round exhibition fight at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida and the United States of America-based star claimed the victory.
Mayweather weighed in at 155 lbs with his opponent tipping the scales at 189.5 lbs and went on to produce a typically slick performance, much to the delight of a substantial crowd at the Miami Dolphins home.
According to eNCA, the fight was marred by intermittent rain that lasted throughout the evening but it failed to put a damper on Mayweather’s first performance since beating Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in December 2018.
The fight was watched by legends such as former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, who watched on from ringside, where internet sensation Paul produced a few moments of menace, yet no way near enough to trouble Mayweather.
Mayweather, who is also a businessman, brought an end to his boxing career in 2017 with a record of 50-0 after beating UFC star Conor McGregor in Las Vegas.
This was declared an exhibition rather than a licensed, professional bout, which meant there were no judges and the only way to triumph was to knock-out the opponent within the eight scheduled three-minute rounds.
Paul, who was taking part in his third fight after two encounters against fellow YouTuber KSI, was predictably outclassed by the 44-year-old Mayweather who barely broke a sweat and delivered several punishing blows to stop his American opponent from making any headway.
Looking at CBSSports, Mayweather was clearly the better fighter, as was expected, but Paul utilised his huge height and weight advantage to lean on Mayweather and avoid taking more than one or two clean shots at a time from the former multi-division world champion.
Said Mayweather after the fight:
"I had fun. You've got to realise, I'm not 21 any more but it's good to move around with these guys. He's better than I thought he was. As far as with the big guys, the heavyweights? It's going to be hard. But he's a tough, rough competitor."
Mayweather shows off mansion
Meanwhile, Briefly News previously reported that Mayweather had shown off his exotic £8 million (R167 million) mansion, which is fitted with two large swimming pools as well as an underground garage fit enough to take 20 cars.
Clips showing the apartment have surfaced online thanks to 21-year-old Devin Haney, who shared several videos during a tour of the legend’s house in Las Vegas, SunSport reports.
Haney was given an incredible walk around the house by the 43-year-old boxing legend and the first clip showed Mayweather’s wardrobe for shoes.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!