LOGAN PAUL ON NOT GETTING PAID IN FULL FOR FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. EXHIBITION: ‘I JUST WANT MY MONEY’ (logan paul vs mayweather)
Logan Paul is ready to move on.
In June, Logan Paul fulfilled a childhood ambition by boxing all-time great Floyd Mayweather Jr. in an eight-round exhibition. The 26-year-old outperformed expectations by going the distance against the former pound-for-pound champion.
Paul issued a statement a few weeks ago stating that he had not yet been compensated. Paul did wish to clarify one point, though. He was paid for turning up to compete, but his participation was not completely compensated. ‘This comes with the territory,’ Mayweather said on The Pivot Podcast, adding that the money from the pay-per-view event takes time to come in. Paul believes Mayweather has treated him like a puppet, and he is not pleased.
Paul told DAZN News, “It’s awful because (it’s) Floyd “Money” Mayweather.” “I was certain that I would receive my payment. Isn’t that rather quick? That’s OK, but it didn’t happen. So, I’m sure it’ll happen at some point, right? Then I understood, ‘OK, I’m being led about by the nose.’ ‘Hey, buddy, you’re the new guy in this industry,’ says the classic. We’re going to use your money to puppeteer you in whatever way we choose. So sit back and enjoy the trip.’ Instead of remaining silent, I make fun of him on social media and inform everyone that he is broke.”
Because of his immense regard for Mayweather, Paul is heartbroken and disillusioned by what has occurred thus far.
Despite everything, Paul attempts to have an open mind about the issue.
“I try to see things from both perspectives,” Paul explained. “I’m making a joke. I’m being sarcastic, and I’m pointing the finger at Floyd. But I’m not sure it’s his fault. Maybe a smidgeon, right? But something tells me Floyd isn’t in charge of the money. Or perhaps he does, and he’s a f—ing a—. I’m not sure, and I’m not particularly interested. I just want my money, and I never imagined I’d be the man who gets it. I’m not sure.
“I’m prepared to move on to the next stage of my life. When I don’t have fees that are rightly mine, there is an opportunity cost.
I’m a business owner. I’m an entrepreneur. I’m resourceful with my funds. The X million dollars he hasn’t paid me yet may have tripled or quadrupled in value. I’m an excellent money manager. If I have a little, a lot, I can produce more of it. So there is an opportunity cost for me, which is why I’m speaking up about it now because it’s been far too long. How many chances have I passed up because I didn’t have this?”
Paul’s next effort will be at the Slap Fighting Championship on Saturday. He won’t be competing, but he’ll be on stage with action movie icon Arnold Schwarzenegger for the competitions.
Paul explained, “I was meant to be in a slap-fighting tournament.” “I was expected to participate from afar.” Then it dawned on me how insane this sport is. I felt that the activity was a bit too hazardous for me when I smacked the 350-pound man across the face with my open palm, knocking him out cold (laughs). I didn’t want it to happen to me, and then I didn’t want to do it to someone else. If given the chance, I’m convinced that I could knock out any single person standing steady in front of me with my open hand. But what if I don’t take the lead? So I gave up. ‘I’m done with this,’ I declared. ‘You guys do it.’
“I’m still going to be tremendously entertained by it, and I’ll help bring it to America with Arnold, because when you’re offered the chance to do business with Arnold Schwarzenegger, you don’t say no, especially when it’s something with which you have a history.” I have a background in the sport. It’s a lot of fun, in my opinion. It’s something about (that) I find really appealing. I believe people will pay attention.
“It’s going to be one of the most ridiculous things you’ve ever seen.” That is something I truly believe.”