EYouTube star with a big mouth against the best boxer of the last few decades. Who will win a fight like that? What came up a bit of a hassle on social media a while ago is not a fantasy scene for the average fan with more time and imagination.
The “fight” between Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather Jr. represents a trend reminiscent of the demise of professional boxing. Boxing, also known as “Sweet Science”, is a very proud and traditional sport. But like any other sport, it is forced to strike a balance between serious competition and recreation.
The audience wants to see a view. They are willing to spend a lot of money for this. Not only must you win a champion ring, you must also be an entertainer. Android Mayweather Jr. has completed both. 50 battles, 50 victories – that is the record of a legendary fighter.
Mayweather’s sporting legacy is undefeated in front of big opponents such as Manny Pacquiao, Oscar de la Hoya and Saul Alvarez. At the age of 44, Mayweather is now back in the ring to take part in a “show fight” with a very young boxing novice who weighed 15 kilograms and became famous through YouTube clips.
It’s about a lot of money
The purpose of the fight is like Mayweather’s nickname: Money! Because “Money” Mayweather is a big businessman. His athletic skills enriched him and his marketing skills enriched him immensely. He knows how to sell a fight to the public. She gratefully accepts the offer. “Show Duel” with Irishman Conor McGregor is the most successful box broadcast on American Pay-TV.
While McGregor was successful as a professional mixed martial artist for more than a decade, the fight against Paul did not even have this legitimacy. Paul, on the other hand, has a lot of following through athletics, charismatic, Instagram, Twitter, and company, and is also an entertainer and businessman.
During the race he chanted bad slogans, mocked the boxing icon and indirectly mocked the entire sport. He had a perfect opponent who was relevant enough with Mayweather, but whose light weight level was unlikely to cause serious injury. So this is a safe business.
The fight in Miami ended in a draw as a boring but short-lived affair as Las Vegas refused to accept the strangeness. The on-site audience commented appropriately on the result.
However, Paul and Mayweather felt they were the winners as they made enough money out of the pockets of television viewers who were hungry for entertainment. Only losers left in the ring: Sometimes the popularity and integrity of a major sport degrades the expensive fairground ground boxing.