Logan Paul is weighing in after the world watched his boxing match against Floyd Mayweather.
The 26-year-old YouTube personality took to the ring against the 44-year-old boxing legend on Sunday, June 6, and the exhibition event at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami lasted the full eight rounds. Since there was no knockout and no judges to score the fight, there was no official winner, although ESPN scored the bout 78 to 74 in favor of Floyd.
“He’s better than I thought he was,” Floyd said after the fight. “I was surprised by him tonight. Good work. Good little guy.”
For his part, Logan was proud of the fact that he remained upright for eight three-minute rounds against a boxer who was undefeated in 50 previous professional bouts before retiring in 2017.
“I don’t want anyone to tell me anything is impossible ever again,” Logan said afterward. “The fact that I’m in here with one of the best boxers of all times proves the odds can be beat.”
Among the litany of social media reactions were tweets from Logan’s younger brother Jake Paul, also a boxer, who was adamant that his sibling had pulled off the upset.
“50-1,” Jake tweeted, a reference to Floyd’s 50 previous wins. “HOLY F–K. MY BROTHER JUST BEAT FLOYD MAYWEATHER.”
A number of individuals posted memes referencing the fact that the two fighters spent some of the fight leaning against each other and appeared to be hugging. Clearly, Logan noticed these memes.
Just before the fight, he reposted an illustration to his Instagram Story that depicted himself and Floyd engaged in a kiss. Then, after the fight was over, Logan reposted a Barstool Sports screenshot from the match that showed him resting his head on Floyd’s shoulder with his eyes closed while both guys had their arms wrapped around each other.
“Having a heart to heart with your boy at 3am after drinking all the beers,” Barstool Sports’ caption read. Logan shared the post but did not add any message of his own.
Earlier in the day, the social media figure tweeted that when he moved to L.A. five years ago, his dream was to become the biggest entertainer in the world. “I had no idea HOW or WHEN it would happen, but after 6 years of manifestation, it’s happening,” Logan wrote. “Life is a wild ride.”