It was supposed to be a spectacle when arguably the greatest boxer of the last 30 years faced a YouTuber. It wasn’t terribly entertaining, but the YouTuber survived as Logan Paul managed to go all eight rounds with Floyd Mayweather in a special exhibition bout at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Sunday night.
The fighters combined to land just 73 punches, with Mayweather landing the majority of them and Paul struggling mightily to find his target. Once the larger Paul realized that he wouldn’t be able to catch that target, he decided to tie up Mayweather as part of a plan to remain on his feet for the eight rounds. It was a moral victory for the 26-year-old Paul; he’ll go home richer and be able to say he went the distance with an undefeated living legend.