Floyd Mayweather assessment of Logan Paul fight: ‘I didn’t retire from making money’

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Floyd Mayweather says Sunday's exhibition match against YouTuber-turned-amateur boxer Logan Paul is just an easy payday for him.

The former world champion is coming out of retirement for the eight-round fight at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, which will have no judges and no official winner but a knockout is allowed.

Mayweather claims to have already made $30 million from the fight, with reports that figure could rise to €100m in total.

"I'm fighting a YouTuber who thinks he's a real fighter and I'm getting crazy money for it," Mayweather told reporters at Versace Mansion in Miami Beach.

"This is not a real fight for me. It's a real fight for him."

He added: "I retired from boxing but I didn't retire from entertainment and I didn't retire from making money," said Mayweather.

Mayweather, a former world champion across five division, retired with a perfect boxing record of 50-0, while Paul has fought once and lost, to fellow YouTuber KSI.

Even so, the 26-year-old believes he can hold his own against Mayweather, who is 18 years his senior and six inches shorter than Paul.

"There's a moment that goes through every fighter's mind, everyone we spar, everyone [Paul's brother] Jake's beaten, when we hit them and they realize 'Oh, he might not just do YouTube,'" said Paul.

"I think we're going to see Floyd's eyes light up the first time I hit him ... for Floyd's sake let's hope it doesn't get physical.

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