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Logan Paul Responds To Claims Floyd Mayweather Held Him Up During Fight

Stewart Perrie

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Logan Paul Responds To Claims Floyd Mayweather Held Him Up During Fight

Logan Paul has responded to the suggestion Floyd Mayweather knocked him out during their boxing match.

Videos have been circulating on social media alleging the 50-0 boxer clocked the YouTuber in the face and then rushed in to grab him and held him up.

The rumour has been going around that Mayweather did this to keep the fight going all the way into the eighth round, presumably so more money could be made.

After loads of commentary, Paul has set the record straight.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Speaking on his Instagram stories, the YouTuber said: "Yo, I'm seeing this narrative going around that, there's one part in the fight where Floyd punched me and I kind of leaned on him a little bit. It looks like I kind of went limp.

"People are trying to spin it and say he knocked me out and caught me and kept me up to keep the fight going to the eighth round.

"Shut the f**k up. Like, just shut the f**k up. Like, stop trying to discredit what happened last night.

"Make no mistake, he got a lot of good punches in; there's a couple of photos I got f**ked up in a couple of shots, I didn't know my face could make that shape.

"But never rocked, never blacked out, never obviously got knocked out.

"He didn't hold me up, he tried to take me out but he couldn't. It was great."

Credit: Logan Paul/Instagram
Credit: Logan Paul/Instagram

Many were surprised the fight lasted all eight rounds, especially considering Mayweather's perfect record and 27 knockouts in his career.

But Floyd said he was surprised at Logan's boxing ability during his post-fight interview.

Money told the crowd who had gathered at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami: "I had fun. You've got to realise I'm not 21 anymore. But it's good to move around with these young guys. Test my skills. Just to have some fun.

"A great young fighter. Strong, tough. He's better than I thought he was. He's a tough, rough competitor. It was good action. I was surprised by him tonight. A good guy.

"Even though he doesn't have much experience, he knew how to use his weight and he knew how to tie me up tonight."

Looks like that puts the rumours to rest for now. Who knows where Logan will go now with his boxing career and who he wants to fight next.

Featured Image Credit: Logan Paul/Instagram

Topics: SPORT, Entertainment, Logan Paul, Floyd Mayweather

Stewart Perrie
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