Mayweather vs Paul Results and Closing Odds: Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul went down on Sunday, June 6th, from the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida.
The main event did not go as predicted, as Mayweather and Paul surprisingly went the full eight-round distance. Apart from the opening round, which saw Paul explode offensively against a retreating Mayweather; the majority of the fight was a lackluster and disappointing affair.
Along with the Mayweather/Paul fight, the event featured another exhibition bout in the opener. Former NFL star Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson went the complete four rounds with professional fighter Brian Maxwell.
Former WBC super-middleweight and light-heavyweight champion Badou Jack took on Dervin Colina, winning the fight handily by 4th round TKO.
The fight of the night was ultimately in the middleweight division, as Luis Arias pulled off the split-decision upset victory as a +600 underdog against Jarret Hurd.
Mayweather vs Paul Results and Closing Odds
|Result||Knock Down Scored||Total Rounds||Distance Prop|
|Exhibition Bout, |
No Winner Declared
|Over 5.5 |
|Fight Goes Distance: Yes |
Logan Paul might not have been named victorious tonight, but he sure helped his backers cash some winning tickets at the betting window. The ‘Will Logan Paul be Knocked Down: No’ prop cashed at a hefty +175, while the ‘Over 5.5 Rounds’ prop cashed easily at odds of -138.
The odds on Floyd Mayweather to find the knockout against Logan Paul closed at -200 but failed to cash. While the ‘Fight Goes the Distance: Yes’ prop cashed at the price of +150
In the end, the plus-money backers had the final laugh, as the fight billed as ‘Bragging Rights’ was nothing short of a colossal disappointment. In total, 71 punches landed between both fighters in all eight rounds, with Mayweather only landing 40.2% of his punches against a fighter with just six rounds of in-ring experience to his name. In contrast, Logan Paul landed just 12.9% of his punches thrown, but in the court of public opinion, you can say that Logan Paul won this fight.
For Logan Paul and the Paul brothers, this was only about earning credibility, and that’s precisely what they did. As for Floyd Mayweather, this bout won’t exactly tarnish his legacy as a legendary championship boxer; it will, however, tarnish his legacy as an entertainer, as this was not entertainment in any way.
When asked in the post-fight press conference if he would ever return to professional boxing, Floyd immediately shut the question down with the response of ‘absolutely not.’ He followed that statement up with ‘will I ever do an exhibition again? Probably not.’
If we never see Floyd Mayweather in a boxing ring again, it’s probably for the best. What we saw on Sunday night was the lowest common denominator for Mayweather and Logan Paul. It’s what happens when the spectacle, lead-up, media presence, and promotion of a fight are put at a higher priority than the fight itself. And if we never see that displayed in a boxing ring again, we, as combat sports fans, and bettors, will all be better off.
Mayweather/Paul Undercard Results
Badou Jack (-1250) def. Dervin Colina (+1075) by R4 TKO
Luís Arias (+600) def. Jarrett Hurd (-744) via Split-Decision
Chad Johnson vs. Brian Maxwell – Four Round Distance (Exhibition)
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