Floyd, a 44-year-old former professional boxer, and Logan, a 26-year-old current YouTube superstar, squared off on Sunday in what was officially termed a “boxing exhibition“.
Exhibition fights are for public entertainment rather than competition purposes – as a result, no official winner was declared.
And though the public was certainly entertained, not all of the reactions were positive. Leading figures in the boxing world had some especially harsh commentary.
Read on to see celebs’ reactions to the fight.
Eyes On The Prize
Why would Logan, a YouTube star with over 2.7 million subscribers, choose to pursue a boxing career? And why would Floyd, a 5-division world champ want to leave retirement to fight him?
According to Floyd, he has “nothing to prove”, and was mainly motivated by “fun” – claims which certainly hold true considering his legendary status as the undefeated winner of 50 fights.
As for Logan, he seemed to just be happy for his opportunity to take on “the legend”.
But some fans and celebs had different opinions on the fighters’ intentions… Keep scrolling to see what they are.
Against The Ropes
Nobody seemed to sum up the general reaction to the match than 30-year-old boxing legend, Canelo Alvarez.
A much-beloved figure in the sport, Canelo reacted via Twitter with a simple emoji, which garnered tens of thousands of likes and retweets.
Ranked as one of the world’s best boxers, Canelo’s facepalm reaction might have something to do with the fact that Floyd was the only opponent to ever beat him… especially in light of the fact that Floyd failed to knock out Logan.
Another fighting icon, Francis Ngannou, seemed to agree, tweeting the following:
As the reigning UFC heavyweight champ, could he referencing the poor wages doled out to pro fighters, while celebs like Logan make millions from “exhibitions”? Read on to find out.
Jake Paul Enters The Ring
As if the whole spectacle couldn’t get any stranger, Logan’s brother and fellow social media star, Jake Paul, decided to chime in.
Jake, also a budding boxer, viewed his brother’s Miami match from a ringside seat on Sunday.
Blood was clearly thicker than water when the younger Paul seemed to claim that Logan had won the (unjudged) event, posting on Twitter: “My brother just beat Floyd Mayweather!”
Is Jake making outlandish statements, or could he be coming from a place of truth? Scroll to see!
Fighting Out Of The Box
With Logan said to have made $20million from the fight and Floyd reportedly walking away $100m richer, it’s not a big stretch to imagine that the fighters weren’t exactly motivated by sportsmanship alone.
And while the 8-round fight wasn’t uneventful, many were hoping to see the often controversial Logan get a little roughed up.
The disappointment was echoed in the chorus of boos that followed as the match ended.
Still, as promised, public entertainment was certainly provided. And in the words of a Twitter fan:
“Why not? It’s easy money!”