Fanmio CEO Says Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul Will Help Grow Boxing
The CEO of Fanmio believes Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul will be positive for the sport of boxing.
Much has been made about the planned exhibition match between Hall of Fame elect Mayweather and YouTuber Logan Paul. The bout is scheduled to take place on February 20, 2021. This will be Mayweather’s first exhibition match since December 2018.
Fanmio will be the PPV home of Mayweather vs. Paul. CEO Solomon Engel spoke to Bad Left Hook and shared his belief that the upcoming exhibition match will help the growth of boxing.
“I do think the plan here will definitely enhance the sport, grow the fan base much bigger than it is currently. This is a much more unconventional approach, and it’s not meant to hurt the sport, it’s meant to grow and expand boxing. If you go online and play Xbox, and play against a pro, the pro will beat you every time because you’re an amateur.”
Engel responded to those who believe that this type of bout degrades the integrity of boxing.
“We’re not harming the sport, we’re growing it, bringing a different competitive side to it, and making the sport more interesting. The sport has been diminished some. The entertainment side has been lacking some, even though we’ve seen very skilled fighters in boxing. But most of them didn’t and don’t bring a level of entertainment that drives growth, brings in and enlargens the consumer base.”
The experience gap is evident with this matchup. Mayweather finished his pro career with a perfect record of 50-0. He captured world titles in multiple weight classes against elite talent. Paul has only had one pro bout and one amateur fight. Both were against fellow YouTuber KSI. In the pro fight, Paul lost via split decision.