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Floyd Mayweather admits he was ‘surprised’ by how good Logan Paul was after failing to knock him out

Floyd Mayweather admits he was ‘surprised’ by how good Logan Paul was as he plays down failure to stop YouTuber-turned boxer in their glitzy eight-round exhibition clash by saying: ‘I’m not 21 anymore’

Floyd Mayweather admitted that he was surprised by how good Logan Paul was after their eight-round exhibition fight in Miami went the full distance.

Mayweather, 44, outclassed Paul for large chunks of the fight but could not land that all-important knockout blow, which was the only way to win as there was no ringside judges.

YouTuber-turned-boxer Paul however, showed composure to keep his shape and tried to land combinations, though they often hit thin air. 

Floyd Mayweather admitted that Logan Paul was better than he thought after their exhibition

But for all of Mayweather’s elusiveness, his offensive skills did not trouble Paul as much with the 26-year-old, who was over two stone heavier, showing heart and a solid chin by taking some solid shots to the body and chin. 

Mayweather said afterwards: ‘As far as the heavyweights and the big guys, it’s going to be hard, but he’s a tough, rough competitor.

‘It was good action, we had fun. I was surprised by him tonight, good little work. He’ was better than I thought. 

The boxing legend failed to take the win after Paul got through the eight rounds on Sunday

The boxing legend failed to take the win after Paul got through the eight rounds on Sunday

Mayweather 44, admitted afterwards that he was impressed with Paul's skills in the ring

Mayweather 44, admitted afterwards that he was impressed with Paul’s skills in the ring

‘He’s a good guy. I had fun. Tonight was a fun night. 

‘I fought against a heavyweight but I had fun, even though he didn’t have much experience, he knew how to use his weight and tie me up but I had fun and I’m sure he had fun.’

Mayweather attempted to play down his failure to beat Paul and hinted that he would not be interested in taking a fight against his brother Jake. 

When asked if that could be next for him, he added: ‘You’ve got to realise, I’m not 21 anymore. I’ve been in this sport for 25 years but I had fun tonight.’ 

Mayweather suggested he would not want to fight Logan's brother Jake Paul next

Mayweather suggested he would not want to fight Logan’s brother Jake Paul next

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