The Summer of 2021 was monumental for crossovers between professional sports and entertainment, particularly for boxing. YouTube sensations Jake and Logan Paul stole the headlines when they managed to secure boxing matches against some of combat sports' biggest names.
After managing to go the distance with Floyd Mayweather in an eight-round exhibition boxing match, Logan Paul cemented his status as one of the biggest stars in the entertainment industry. However, almost a year since the bout took place, Logan Paul is now suing Floyd Mayweather over his unpaid boxing purse from the Summer 2021event.
Logan Paul confirms he is suing Floyd Mayweather
After previous celebrity boxing bouts with fellow YouTube star K$I, Logan Paul was seemingly taking a backseat to his younger brother Jake, who was making a name of his own on the boxing scene. But when Logan signed to fight arguably the greatest boxer of all time, Floyd Mayweather, he was once again among the biggest names in entertainment.
The exhibition match between Paul and Mayweather went all eight rounds to the shock of many, as Logan was able to survive from bell to bell despite the enormous gap in boxing experience. Paul certainly capitalized on his name growing larger than life as he has since launched his own energy drink brand in addition to his regular content creation.
But now almost a year since his bout with Mayweather, Logan Paul is claiming he is yet to be paid his full earnings from the contest which was hosted in part by Mayweather Promotions. The issue is apparently significant enough that Logan Paul is now suing Floyd Mayweather over his unpaid boxing purse.
Logan Paul on Floyd Mayweather legal action - TMZ Sports
In a 15th May interview with TMZ Sports, Logan Paul was asked questions about boxing superstar Canelo Álvarez, who recently lost to Dmitry Bivol. The conversation naturally shifted to Paul's bout with Mayweather (who also fought Álvarez) and Logan Paul stated that he is yet to receive full payment from Mayweather for their bout as he is "short a few mil, yeah."
When the reporter followed up if Paul would be taking any action to ensure he receives his pay, the YouTube sensation stated he would be taking Floyd to court. Watch the interview for yourself below:
While it seems like there is a bit of a humorous tone to what Logan Paul is saying, it's certainly a stark accusation and realistic that he could in fact be suing Mayweather. It will certainly be an interesting story to watch develop, and we'll be sure to keep our eyes on the situation.
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