Floyd Mayweather Said Logan Paul Will Get His Payday Soon
Floyd Mayweather has responded to Logan Paul’s claims of not getting paid.
Mayweather explained that money from pay-per-views doesn’t hit boxers’ pockets right away. It could even take years.
“The money on the back end though, from pay-per-view, that takes a while. Nothing comes right away. I’m still collecting checks from fights seven or eight years ago,” Mayweather said on “The Pivot Pocast.”
“They just hate when the table is turned. Be happy with the biggest payday you ever got in your life.”
Mayweather, who retired 50-0, took Paul, a YouTuber-turned-boxer, in an exhibition match in June 2021. There were no judges nor official results, but it was clear Mayweather was dominant throughout the fight.
But fans were impressed that Paul was able to withstand the legendary boxer all eight rounds.
The match, which took place in Miami Gardens, Florida, sold more than one million PPV buys. It’s unclear how many ticket sales there were.
Paul reportedly should have received $20 million from the fight while Mayweather could have netted anywhere between $50 million and $100 million.
Mayweather was recently hit with a lawsuit related to the Paul fight.
A California real estate investor filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Mayweather and his manager Al Haymon for not paying investors back after convincing them to spend over $1.4 million on tickets to later sell for profit.
Mayweather has not publicly commented on that report.