Logan Paul slams ‘WEASEL’ Floyd Mayweather after YouTube star claimed he still has not been paid estimated £4m from Miami exhibition bout last June
- Logan Paul has blasted ‘weasel’ Floyd Mayweather for allegedly not paying him
- The pair fought in an eight-round exhibition contest in Miami earlier this year
- Paul, 24, was reportedly guaranteed £185,500 plus 10 per cent of PPV buys
- However, he has taken to Instagram to claim he still has not been paid his share
Logan Paul has labelled Floyd Mayweather a ‘weasel’ after accusing the boxing legend of not paying him for their exhibition bout in June.
Mayweather, 44, clashed with Paul, 26, in an eight-round exhibition in Florida, and the YouTube star impressed after lasting the the duration of the 24-minute contest.
The bout was a box office hit, with reports claiming that the event garnered more than one million pay-per-view (PPV) buys. At a price of $49.99 (£37.11), the total sum made from the PPV is estimated to be over $50million.
Logan Paul has blasted ‘weasel’ Floyd Mayweather for allegedly not paying him for their fight
Paul was reportedly guaranteed £185,500 plus 10 per cent of PPV buys for their fight in June
Paul was reportedly offered a guaranteed $250,000 (£185,598.75) plus 10 per cent of all PPV sales, which would equate to approximately a further $5,000,000 (£3,711,975).
Mayweather, meanwhile, said he was guaranteed $10m (£7.42m) plus 50 per cent of the PPV, meaning an extra $25,000,000 (£18,559,875).
However, Paul has taken to Instagram to claim that Mayweather is yet to pay him his share six months on from their fight at the Hard Rock Stadium, Miami.
‘Pay me my Money u f*****g corny weasel fo a human @floydmayweather,’ Paul posted on his Instagram stories, tagging Mayweather in a photoshopped picture of the American on a recent trip to Russia.
It was Mayweather’s second exhibition since retiring in 2017, having fought kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in 2018 before taking a two-and-a-half-year exodus from the sport.
However, he has taken to Instagram to claim that he has yet to receive payment for the fight
Mayweather, meanwhile, claimed he would earn £7.42m plus 50 per cent of the PPV buys
The 44-year-old said it was highly unlikely he would make a professional boxing return, insisting he has nothing left to prove in the ring.
‘I am going into the Hall of Fame,’ he said after the bout. ‘I have nothing to prove.
‘If they are happy with grappling and holding for eight rounds, that’s good for them – I hope the fans were pleased.
‘I have been in this sport for so long, I was letting people see I can come out at the age of 44 and bring 30,000 to the stadium and bring good pay-per-view numbers.
‘I am not going to perform like I was 19, it’s all about growth and ageing – I can’t fight like when I fought people like Gatti and people like that.
‘His whole goal was to survive and that was a win for him; if he’s happy, so be it. In the history books I will always be the greatest.
‘Will I make a comeback? Absolutely not. I have retired from the sport of boxing. I probably won’t do an exhibition again either.’