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SPORTS SHORTS 147: FLOYD MAYWEATHER DRAWS WITH LOGAN PAUL, FIGHT ENDS WITH NO KNOCKOUTS


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The exhibition finally happened between Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida that ended in a draw after eight rounds. The draw was met with some boos from the audience. It had no effect on the records because the fight was not sanctioned.

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The audience wanted an exciting finish via knockout, but that kind of action never happened and no one was seriously hurt in the entire eight rounds of the contest.

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Based on unofficial scorecards it was a "win" for Mayweather but it was considered a moral victory for Paul for surviving eight rounds with one of the greatest boxers of all time.

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Mayweather, who has a pro record of 50-0, was 44 years old and Paul with a record of 0-1, has not fought anyone with a high level of competition. Paul just hang on for all twenty-four minutes of action.

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During the media event for the exhibition, Mayweather touched some of the old criticisms of his fights at welterweight. He answered some controversies which were always hurled on him.

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Floyd Mayweather (50-0, 27 KOs) has fought at the welterweight division from 2005-15, aside from his bout with Conor McGregor in 2017, and had three matches at junior middleweight division with Oscar De La Hoya, Miguel Cotto, and Canelo Alvarez in 2007, 2012, and 2013.

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“Antonio Margarito wanted to fight me extremely bad, and then come to find out, this guy was cheating. He was fighting with a cast inside his glove,” Mayweather said.

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“This is a guy (the media) were behind, (the media) thought I was scared of. Then when they caught him cheating in the locker room, he got knocked out by Shane Mosley that same night, then Shane Mosley’s next fight, I beat him," he was quoted by Bad Left Hook.

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“I beat Manny Pacquiao so easy. Don’t say no 8-4, 10-2. 10-2!” he said. “And guess what? They’ve always got an excuse. ‘Oh, my shoulder.’ But let’s run it back. If we run it back, guess what he’s gonna do? Have another excuse," Mayweather told Showtime’s Brian Campbell and Luke Thomas.

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Pacquiao (63-7-2, 39 KOs), at age 42 years, is scheduled to fight Errol Spence Jr. on August 21, and if Pacquiao were to upset the undefeated WBC and IBF champion, a Mayweather-Pacquiao Part 2 will have much money if fought as a real fight and not an exhibition bout.

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Then Mayweather has to undergo very rigid training camp which he revealed he did not have done for the McGregor fight, and he has not seriously performed for the entertainment match against Paul.

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Mayweather, as expected, was the better fighter, but Paul used his big height and weight advantage to prevent Mayweather from hitting more than one or two good blows in succession.

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"I had fun," Mayweather said during the post fight. "You've got to realize, I'm not 21 anymore but it's good to move around with these guys."

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Paul enjoyed over 30 pounds weight advantage and a six-inch reach advantage. Mayweather began to throw more punches in the third, connecting some left hooks combined with some overhand right. In several instances, Paul would clinch and lean on Mayweather using his weight.

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"He's better than I thought he was," Mayweather said. "As far as with the big guys, the heavyweights? It's going to be hard. But he's a tough, rough competitor."

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Paul was happy after finishing the distance. "Shit, man, I don't want anyone to tell me anything is impossible ever again," Paul said. "The fact that I'm in here with one of the greatest boxers of all time proves the odds can be beat."

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Like the fans, Paul also questioned if Mayweather was doing the fight seriously. "I mean, you never know with this guy," Paul said. "I'm going to go home thinking, 'Did Floyd let me survive?' It's an honor to grace the ring with him. This is the coolest thing ever."

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Mayweather announced that he is definitely not fighting professionally again and "probably" not going to have another exhibition bout.

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"Your kids can't eat legacy. They can eat off the currency. I believe in building generational wealth. That's what's important to me," Mayweather said as told by CBS Sports.

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"This may be the last time we see him in the ring. Whether you liked the exhibition or not, whether you agree with it or not, give this man his flowers today," Showtime Sports president Stephen Espinoza said.

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Fight card, results
Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul ends in a draw (contracted exhibition)
Badou Jack defeated Dervin Colina via fourth-round knockout
Luis Arias defeated Jarrett Hurd via split decision (94-95, 97-93, 96-93)
Chad Johnson vs. Brian Maxwell ends in a draw (contracted exhibition)

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Logan Paul, age 26 years, of Westlake, Ohio, created the Logan Paul Vlogs channel which has received over 22 million subscribers and 5.8 billion views, ranking as the 58th subscribed in the United States.

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Paul stands 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) with a reach of 76 in (193 cm). Mayweather is 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) with a 72 in (183 cm) reach. Paul weighs 189.5 lbs. to Mayweather's 155 lbs.

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Kawhi Leonard scored 28 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to led the Los Angeles Clippers win over the Dallas Mavericks 126-111 in Game 7 of their NBA first-round playoff series.

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Marcus Morris Sr. scored 23 points and Paul George contributed 22 points with 10 assists as the Clippers advanced to the second round to face the Utah Jazz. The Clippers lost their first two games of the series at home and still advanced to the next round.

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Filipino Olympic-bound pole-vaulter EJ Obiena grabbed a silver medal in the FBK Games in Hengelo, the Netherlands Sunday night against world-class competitors to boost his potential to bring the country's first Olympic medal in athletics since 1932.

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The 25-year-old Obiena, cleared the bar 5.80 meters to win the silver and finish behind the gold medalist and world record-holder Armand Duplantis of Sweden, who pole vaulted to an amazing 6.10m. Obiena defeated 2016 Rio Olympics gold medalist Thiago Braz of Brazil, who placed fifth.



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