Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather’s exhibition hasn’t been met with common reward, however they’d a fan in former two-time heavyweight champion George Foreman.
The 72-year-old was impressed with what he noticed from the pair on Sunday night time in Miami saying the struggle was ‘thrilling’ and he even went so far as to say that Paul ‘dominated’ Mayweather along with his jab.
“It was an thrilling night time for me,” ‘Massive’ George instructed USA At this time, explaining he wasn’t anticipating to be as entertained.
“Consider me; some guys would say, ‘I’m turning this off now.’ I might not depart the tv as a result of, at any second, I believed Mayweather would possibly take him out, then the child begins leaping round utilizing his jab and dominating.
“He didn’t have the expertise Mayweather had, however he dominated along with his measurement,” Foreman stated of the 6ft 2in Paul.
It’s value noting Paul solely landed seven jabs on Mayweather in the course of the eight rounds and he threw 73, that means he solely landed 10 per cent of these thrown.
Nonetheless, Foreman says he’s beginning to benefit from the exhibitions greater than precise skilled boxing.
“The strangest factor is I’m beginning to get pleasure from these exhibitions much more than the so-called aggressive fights they placed on as a result of there’s no leisure worth to these.
“These have leisure worth. Mayweather became the slugger, following the man round. And [Paul] is so long as Wilt Chamberlain with that jab. It was thrilling.’’
Exhibition fights have change into huge enterprise, with former champion Mike Tyson dealing with Roy Jones Jr final November and has urged he’ll do extra of them.
Mayweather, although, insisting he most likely received’t get again within the ring, has by no means been a person to depart cash on the desk, and a possible showdown with Jake Paul is looming.
The younger Paul brother is combating former UFC welterweight Tyron Woodley on August 28 and if he managed to win that contest, then a showdown with Mayweather would most likely be profitable for each events.
One other date with Conor McGregor would most likely make Mayweather some huge cash, too.
The Paul brothers appear to be on the entrance this wave of exhibition fights, although Jake is technically combating as knowledgeable. Who else, like Mayweather, will need to cash-in?