“What Are We Going Wrong !?”: UFC Heavyweight Star Francis Ngannou struggles to hide his frustration when YouTube boxer Logan Paul receives $ 20 million to fight boxing legend Floyd Mayweather in Miami
UFC heavyweight star Francis Ngannou was stunned by the staggering sum YouTuber Logan Paul made for his show boxing match with Floyd Mayweather.
26-year-old Paul met 44-year-old boxing veteran Mayweather in Miami in a fight that went over the distance and did not produce a winner.
The two men left the ring to a chorus of boos and subsequently embraced when Ngannou took to Twitter to express his disbelief.
Francis Ngannou took to Twitter to express his disbelief about the money made from the exhibition
The UFC man wrote, “It’s crazy to think Logan Paul (0-1) just made $ 20 million from a boxing show.
‘WHAT ARE WE DOING WRONG?’ he added before inserting a questioning face emoji.
Before the fight, Mayweather had made it clear that he was only involved for financial reasons, calling his act a “legalized bank robbery”.
“Money” boasted, “I’ve worked extremely hard for years to reach a certain level. A level at which we can begin to refer to everything as an event. I believe in working smarter, not harder.
Logan Paul caused a huge shock on Sunday when he covered the full distance with Floyd Mayweather
The YouTuber was outclassed in battle but stood firm and showed a solid chin
‘So if it’s something simple like [the Paul fight] , a legalized bank robbery, I have to do it. I have to do it.’
However, Paul got himself to his feet during the fight and walked away with a reported paycheck totaling $ 26 million (pound 14 million).
Mayweather’s profit is said to be on the order of $ 100 million (£ 70 million) when all pay-per-view numbers are factored in.
After the fight, the boxing icon admitted that it was likely the last money-slinging exhibition he would do.
Mayweather said, “I’m going into the Hall of Fame, I have nothing to prove. If you’re happy with the eight rounds of grappling and holding, that’s fine for you.
“I hope the fans were happy. I’ve been in this sport for so long, I’ve shown people that I can come out at 44 and get 30,000 into the stadium and bring good pay per view numbers.
Mayweather thereafter admitted that he is unlikely to ever have a show fight again
“I’m not going to perform like I was 19, it’s all about growth and aging. I can’t fight like I did when I fought people like Gatti and people like that. It’s sad that Pacquiao is coming out to fight again.
“I could have pressed really hard, but it was fun. His whole goal was to survive and that was a victory for him. If he’s happy, so be it. I will always be the greatest in the history books. ‘
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