Logan Paul accuses Floyd Mayweather of not paying him for exhibition fight

Logan Paul has accused Floyd Mayweather of not paying him for their exhibition fight in June.

The pair took to the ring after six months of build-up in one of the more outrageous bouts of the year, with YouTube star Paul going the eight round distance with Mayweather and no winner being declared.

Mayweather dominated the contest from start to finish, but fans were impressed by Paul's durability to never even be floored, let alone stopped, by the legendary boxer.

But now he has claimed that he is still owed money by Mayweather, sending a pointed message to the boxing legend that he expects to be paid following their massive-drawing exhibition.

"Pay me my money you f***ing cornball of a human," Paul wrote in an Instagram story in recent days, tagging Mayweather and sharing a photoshopped picture of the boxer's recent trip to Russia.

Mayweather was seen sporting an interesting outfit while exploring Moscow in a social media post that went viral, which Paul mocked by sharing an edited image instead of the original.

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Instagram stories, by their nature, are posted for 24 hours before being deleted, but screenshots have been taken and circulated by fans showing Paul's accusation.

Mirror Fighting has contacted a representative of Mayweather's for comment.

The bout between Paul and Mayweather was reportedly a massive box office success, with over a million reported pay-per-view buys for the event in America.

Boxing shows rarely clear the million-buy mark, but it has been reported that the fight far exceeded that number, at a reduced price of $50 compared to the usual $100 for Mayweather's legitimate final bouts.

It was his second exhibition since retiring in 2017; he brutally stopped kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in 2018 at the Rizin 14 event in Japan before taking a further two-and-a-half years out of the ring.

But Paul, who was allowed to weigh-in a whopping 34.5lbs heavier than his rival, proved a much more stern test, using his size and athleticism to nullify most of Mayweather's offence.

After the bout, Mayweather confirmed that it is highly unlikely boxing fans will see him step back between the ropes, even for gimmick exhibition bouts with celebrities or fighters from other disciplines.

"I am going into the Hall of Fame," he told reporters after the bout. "I have nothing to prove.

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"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."

Paul had been reported to be earning as much as 10% of the $50m+ PPV revenue on top of a $250,000 guarantee, although no official figure has been confirmed as yet.

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