It’s been almost a year since the exhibition bout between Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul took place, but according to Paul, he hasn’t received his full payment yet.
Billed as “Bragging Rights”, the exhibition showdown reportedly sold more than one million Pay-Per-View buys.
Mayweather is expected to bag around $65 million from the boxing match while Paul earned an estimated $15 million.
But despite the huge number, Paul hasn’t been fully paid:
“It’s unfortunate because [it’s] Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather,” Paul told DAZN News. “Surely I was gonna get my check. Fairly quickly, right? Ok, but then that didn’t happen. So I’m sure it’ll come eventually, right? Then I realized, ‘Ok, I’m being strung along’. This is a classic, ‘Hey, buddy, you’re the new guy in this industry. We’re gonna puppeteer you however we want with your money. So hop on for the ride and shut up’. But instead of shutting up, I make fun of him on social media and let everyone know that he doesn’t have any money.”
Jeff Mayweather has spoken about his nephew’s payment situation with Paul.
“I mean, he [Logan Paul] should get paid,” Jeff said. “it’s been a while. So, I mean Logan do deserve to get paid. He was there.”
“I don’t know what’s going on with that. So, I’m not really going to speak on it. That really has nothing to do with me.”
The exhibition contest ended with no result as there was no official judging following the 8 rounds.
Mayweather himself previously said the pay-per-view money is taking a while to collect.
“The money on the back end though, from pay-per-view, that takes a while. Nothing comes right away. I’m still collecting cheques from fights seven or eight years ago. They just hate when the table is turned. Be happy with the biggest payday you ever got in your life.”