Floyd Mayweather goes to struggle Logan Paul, and lots of people are most likely questioning, “Why?”
There is a quite simple reply as to why Mayweather and Paul are combating: Cash.
Whereas skilled boxing matches sometimes have some form of belt they’re combating over, exhibition matches supply up a special incentive. Generally there’s an precise purpose behind them, whether or not or not it’s beef between the 2 events or one thing to show between them. However within the case of Mayweather vs. Paul, it is largely simply in regards to the paycheck.
Paul is not any stranger to how a lot income he can generate by way of boxing. In his skilled struggle towards KSI, he pocketed $900,00 only for the struggle itself, per the California State Athletic Fee. He additionally reportedly earned cash from the PPV shares and subscriptions to DAZN (the service that aired the struggle).
Official numbers have been by no means launched on what number of PPV buys there have been for DAZN, however promoter Eddie Hearn stated, “The primary struggle did 1.2m pay-per-view buys globally. This was a lot, a lot larger this time round.” Reviews indicated there have been an extra 216,000 PPV buys within the UK on Sky Sports activities.
That is primarily only a long-winded method of claiming there’s some huge cash to be made on this struggle.
Floyd Mayweather on why he is combating Logan Paul
Mayweather was fairly simple about why he accepted a struggle towards Paul when talking on the Disruptive Entrepreneur Podcast.
“I can struggle a fighter proper now and I can assure myself $35 million,” Mayweather stated. “Or me and Logan Paul, or a YouTuber, we will exit and entertain and have enjoyable and make 9 figures. $100 million or extra.”
Whereas the cash is the primary driving power right here, Mayweather additionally advised the podcast it is one thing enjoyable he can do whereas in retirement.
“Why not? One thing totally different, one thing I do not thoughts doing,” Mayweather stated. “It is one thing that the folks need to see.”
Logan Paul on why he is combating Floyd Mayweather
Whereas showing on ESPN’s “First Take,” Paul stated he was approached with this supply and added, “it is not one thing you say ‘no’ to.”
Very like Mayweather’s response, Paul is all about bringing within the money and entertaining the folks.
“So long as it could possibly carry an viewers, Jake and I need to be the largest prize fighters on the planet. We wanna struggle individuals who will placed on a giant present, draw a big viewers and entertain lots of people. That is what we wanna do,” Paul stated. “It is a three, 4, 5, six, seven-year plan.”
Paul has additionally stated a number of instances in press runs for this occasion that he has nothing to lose by doing this.
“What occurs if I win? The world’s axis stands nonetheless, time will cease, it may be the largest upset within the historical past of fight sports activities,” Paul stated. “And what occurs if I lose? Nothing, life goes on.”