In addition to the long list of unknowns that went into Sunday’s exhibition match between boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and YouTube star Logan Paul, there were a couple of critical facts to consider: Mayweather is the clearly superior boxer and Paul is the clearly the superior man. Paul weighs in at 189.5 pounds to Mayweather’s 155 pounds. This was confirmed on Saturday evening by the stipulation that Mayweather we weigh 155 pounds. A pay-per-view card featuring Showtime pay-per-views will feature the two boxers in the main event from Miami Gardens, Florida at Hard Rock Stadium.
In addition to his height advantage, Paul enters the fight with a margin of six inches over Mayweather, making him far and away his toughest challenge ever, whether as an amateur, professional or exhibition fighter. Mayweather was weighed in against the heaviest opponent he had ever faced during his professional career as 154 pounds, a number reached by fellow legends Miguel Cotto and Oscar De La Hoya before their defeats to “Money” Mayweather.
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Despite both men looking outstanding on the scales, they had very different views of how they perceived that things would play out on Sunday night.
When Paul weighed in, he said, “He is not ready.”. This is not the biggest fight of my life, but it is the biggest fight of Floyd’s life. All I can say is he isn’t ready for it. This isn’t the biggest fight of mine. It is the biggest fight of his life. I’m going to get it is a fight, and anything can happen. Floyd’s not ready.
To Mayweather, Paul’s size advantage is not a factor when compared to the boxer’s advantage in knowing how to tackle a fight.
There is no doubt that I know what it takes, for I have experienced this before,” Mayweather added. “I fought in every style of fighting you can imagine. In my opinion, the highest high, nor the heaviest weight, are the most important features. But the ability to fight is the most crucial, and I know how to fight.”
It is expected that the card will also feature an exhibition fight between former NFL. Star wide receiver Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson and MMA and bare knuckle boxing veteran Brian Maxwell. Who has also taken part in the weigh-in process. Maxwell weighed in at 183.5 pounds, while Johnson weighed in at 179.5 pounds.
Canelo Alvarez next fight: Possible opponents start to shape up for May return
Since Canelo Alvarez is the pound-for-pound best boxer in the world. He can do anything he wants when it comes to matchmaking. As a promotional free agent, the 31-year-old Mexican superstar has consistently used his power for good. Claiming Fighter of the Year honors in 2021 after unifying all four super middleweight titles for the first time in history.
Alvarez will be 57-1-2 with 39 knockouts. So what kind of competition will he face in the new year? The four-division champion will be facing some tough decisions in 2022.
ESPN’s Mike Coppinger spoke with several sources regarding two offers which. Alvarez is currently considering in regard to a return to action following a break. As we are aware, Alvarez has indicated that his most likely return date is May 7.
Firstly, Alvarez agreed to take up an one-fight contract with Premier Boxing Champions in. Which he would defend his uncontested 168-pound title against WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo. If this fight were to take place, it would likely air on either Fox or Showtime. As showtime, where Alvarez’s last fight against Caleb Plant was contested last November. Would be the likely venue. Despite the fact that Charlo has a rather large frame. It doesn’t seem like he will have any trouble transitioning to super middleweight from 154 pounds. In spite of all that, alvarez will face a very interesting mix of speed, power, and boxing technique.