Logan Paul’s fight vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. is set to earn the YouTube star enough money to retire on — which he very well could do.
The elder Paul brother, 0-1 in his professional boxing career, is set to take on “Money” in an exhibition bout on Sunday in Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Gardens, Fla.).
“I’m going to knock (Mayweather) out and become the greatest boxer on the planet. Then I’m going to retire and not give Floyd the rematch … He doesn’t know who he’s getting in the ring with,” Paul said Saturday (via Showtime). “He really thinks I’m a YouTuber. He really thinks I’m a fake fighter.”
Paul’s lone professional fight was a split-decision loss to fellow YouTuber KSI, whom Paul had beaten previously in an exhibition match. Mayweather, meanwhile, is 50-0 all-time with 27 knockouts. His last fight was in August 2017, a 10th-round TKO of UFC legend Conor McGregor. “Money” also made quick work of kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in a Dec. 31, 2018, exhibition match.
Regardless of who wins on Sunday, both fighters are expected to make some serious money for their exhibition. Here’s everything you need to know about their match:
How much will Logan Paul earn vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.?
Mayweather-Paul has no official payout figures, though both fighters have commented on how much money they believe is on the table with the $49.99 pay-per-view subscription.
According to a report from sportingfree.com, Paul is expected to receive a $250,000 base salary, plus 10 percent of pay-per-view shares. The YouTube star suggested in a May 11 interview with TMZ that he could make as much as $20 million from the fight. Based on his estimation and SportingFree’s report, that would mean the fight rakes in at least $200 million in PPV dollars.
How much will Floyd Mayweather Jr. earn vs. Logan Paul?
SportingFree reported Mayweather was guaranteed $10 million in base salary and 50 percent pay-per-view shares — a considerable amount more than Paul is expected to make. Like his opponent, Mayweather also speculated on the amount of money he stood to make in a March 15 interview with the Disruptive Entrepreneur podcast:
“I can fight a fighter right now and I can guarantee myself $35 million,” Mayweather said. “I can eventually probably make $50 million, for just a regular fight. Or me and Logan Paul can go out, entertain, have fun and make nine figures, $100 million or more.
“$35 million for 12 rounds or $100 million for six rounds — big difference.”
Subtracting his reported guarantee of $10 million, that would mean Mayfield expects the fight to make roughly $180 million in pay-per-view dollars — not too far off Paul’s estimation.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Logan Paul fight salaries
None of the fight salaries on the Mayweather-Paul card is public knowledge. The Badou Jack-Jean Pascal was set to be an enticing and lucrative co-main event, though it has been postponed since Pascal failed a PED test and backed out of the fight.
With that, here is the full undercard, sans Jack-Pascal:
- Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Logan Paul
- Jarrett Hurd vs. Luis Arias
- Chad Johnson vs. Brian Maxwell
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