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A YouTuber claims to have the inside scoop on how much money Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul will take home following their exhibition bout, scheduled to take place in February.
You might question whether a YouTuber would be a solid source on such matters, but given that one of the fighters in this boxing match is actually a YouTuber, you can pretty much rip up the rule book.
Daniel Keem announced on his YouTube channel DramaAlert - which has 5.77 million subscribers - that Mayweather is guaranteed $5 million (£3.78m) plus 50 percent of all pay-per-view sales, while Paul will get just a fraction of this.
He said: "My sources are pretty dead on, and my source gave me a text message yesterday saying Mayweather is getting paid $5m up front and 50 percent of all the sales of the pay-per-view.
"Logan is only getting paid $200,000 (£151,200) up front and only five percent of all the sales of the pay-per-view."
The fact Mayweather could be in line to pick up a massive bag of cash off the back of this fight should come as a surprise to no one. There is no other possible reason why he would be taking part in this fight; the clue is the in the name, Floyd 'Money' Mayweather.
As for why Paul would be happy with so much less, Daniel has a theory.
He said: "So Logan Paul is getting wildly underpaid for this. Why would Logan Paul agree to this?
"I personally think it's clout. This is going to be such a big match, he might not make a ton of money with this contract - but it might be worth it for him to have the opportunity to be a legend."
Mayweather is no stranger to exhibition fights since retiring from the sport, with the first being against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in Tokyo on New Year's Eve 2018.
The 50-0 boxer made s***loads from the bout for just one round, in which he knocked the young prodigy down three times before the towel was thrown in.
In June this year, Mayweather told Zab Judah he would be partaking in more exhibition fights as opposed to making a comeback.
"I got a couple of exhibitions I'm doing," Mayweather said later on Instagram Live. "It's paying though."
The Mayweather-Paul fight is due to take place on 20 February 2021.
Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Logan Paul
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