Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul finally got their hands on each other in an exhibition boxing match on June 6 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. With a lot of hype surrounding the match, fans were wondering who would come out the victor.
In the end, no winner was declared as the match went the distance with both Mayweather and Paul getting shots on one another. Despite that, it was very obvious that Mayweather was in control for the majority of the match.
Floyd Mayweather is regarded as one of the greatest professional boxers to have ever stepped foot inside a boxing ring and has been credited for bringing life to other combat sports as well. This includes his high profile boxing match against Conor McGregor a few years ago, which changed the combat sports world as we know it.
26-year-old light heavyweight contender Jordan Young, who currently competes for the Professional Fighters League, is certainly a huge fan of Floyd Mayweather and his influence. While speaking to Heavy, he believes Mayweather helped pave the way for MMA superstars to do huge things in combat sports.
“Without him being ‘Money’ Mayweather, maybe we don’t get a ‘Mystic Mac’, a Conor McGregor, you know what I mean? Maybe we don’t get all the new fancy stuff that we now have in our game.
A lot of the trends and styles that we see in combat sports today, the flashy stuff, it would be, a lot of people would call that the ‘McGregor Effect’…McGregor got this from Mayweather, you know what I mean?”
Mayweather walked out of the boxing match with $100 million, truly living up to his ‘Money’ moniker. So in the end, Mayweather was truly a winner if you ask him and he couldn’t care less what others have to say on the matter and will continue to be a huge influence on combat sports for a long time.