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(ESPN)   Freakshow Boxing: All-time great Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs YouTube D-bag Logan Paul in an exhibition match. Undercard has real boxing as well as former NFL star Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson. Main Card PPV starts at 8 PM ET. Youtube prelims at 5 PM ET   (espn.com) divider line
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2021-06-06 12:18:17 PM  
It seems boxing has degenerated into a venue for "celebrities" with a bit of notoriety and little to no fighting background to grab a bunch of money.  Usually this means fighting other dubious non-boxers, but tonight we have a YouTube person fighting an actual boxer, albeit one who is 44 years old and much smaller.

Mayweather has a record of 50-0 while Paul has an 0-1 record from fighting another YouTuber.  In terms of skill, Mayweather is lightyears ahead.  However, Paul is 18 years younger, 6 inches taller, and 34 pounds heavier.

The main card starts at 8 PM ET on Showtime PPV.  The fights are:

Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul (Exhibition)
Badou Jack vs. Dervin Colina
Jarret Hurd vs. Luis Arias
Chad Johnson vs. Brian Maxwell (Exhibition)

There is also a prelim card that has been hard to find much information on.  It is supposedly streaming for free on YouTube at 5 PM ET, but so far I have not found a specific link.  I'll post it here when and if I find it.
The prelim fights are:

Jean Torres vs. Zack Kuhn
Adrian Benton vs. Pedro Cruz
Micky Scala vs. Adam Ramirez
Viddal Riley vs. Quintell Thompson
Jalil Hackett vs. Angelo Diaz
Dorian Khan Jr. vs. Jonathan Conde

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2021-06-06 12:20:50 PM  
If it goes past round 3, then Mayweather was paid to prolong it.
 
2021-06-06 12:26:40 PM  

theteacher: If it goes past round 3, then Mayweather was paid to prolong it.


I assume it's bad form to KO someone in an exhibition?
 
2021-06-06 12:36:09 PM  
It's been a while since Floyd has run a mile in the ring during a bout.

Eff both of these twat-waffles.
 
2021-06-06 12:53:22 PM  
All Paul has going for him is size and youth.  He has the proverbial puncher's chance, but first he has to catch Mayweather.

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My wild-ass guess is that Mayweather will play it safe and stay out of range for a few rounds, then drop Paul once he gasses.
 
2021-06-06 1:34:15 PM  
Hasn't Mayweather already filed a lawsuit against the promoters?  And the fight hasn't even started.
 
2021-06-06 1:44:13 PM  

psychicdeath99: All Paul has going for him is size and youth.  He has the proverbial puncher's chance, but first he has to catch Mayweather.

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My wild-ass guess is that Mayweather will play it safe and stay out of range for a few rounds, then drop Paul once he gasses.


That's not a wild ass guess.  It's a strategy that anyone would have come up if they had access to Floyd's wiki and watched a few highlights on YouTube.
 
2021-06-06 3:32:20 PM  

Gubbo: theteacher: If it goes past round 3, then Mayweather was paid to prolong it.

I assume it's bad form to KO someone in an exhibition?


Why would he not want to KO Paul?  That's what most of the people tuning in are there to see.  I know he has fans rooting for him, all good.  But the rest of us want to see him lights out, no?
 
2021-06-06 4:03:29 PM  

downstairs: Gubbo: theteacher: If it goes past round 3, then Mayweather was paid to prolong it.

I assume it's bad form to KO someone in an exhibition?

Why would he not want to KO Paul?  That's what most of the people tuning in are there to see.  I know he has fans rooting for him, all good.  But the rest of us want to see him lights out, no?


Floyd has made a career out of trolling people into buying his PPVs to see him get knocked out.

Don't get me wrong, he's probably the best defensive boxer pound for pound of all time.  But he picks opponents (rather smartly) at a point where the fight is "interesting" but he is in little danger.

He waited until Pacquiao lost his chin, waited til Mosely was like 100, fought De la Hoya late, and fought both a mixed martial artist and a kickboxer under pure boxing rules.  Punching some bigger youtuber for millions is in no way outside of his wheelhouse.  I can't say who the general public wants to see get farked up more, but the troll grift is running both ways.
 
2021-06-06 4:34:34 PM  
In other LOGAN PAUL "news":

YouTubers Logan Paul, Sam Pepper appear to lasso women in video
"We're doing a thing where we pick up women with lassos," Logan Paul tells one woman in the video. "Do you think you could put your number in my phone?"


His buddy Sam Pepper is just as icky.

"Pepper, a former "Big Brother" contestant from England, was later accused of rape by multiple women the same year the lasso video was posted, Buzzfeed reported in 2014. Pepper denied the allegations and was never charged. He stopped posting to YouTube in 2017 and has since made a professional comeback on TikTok."
 
2021-06-06 5:04:19 PM  
If anything, I will watch the prelims then go pick suckers off my tomatoes (this is not a euphemism)
 
2021-06-06 5:07:06 PM  
I took my kid to see Logan vs KSI.  I was surprised to see how many people booed Logan Paul, in his hometown.

/ OK, maybe not that surprised.

// I quite enjoyed that fight.  Two D-bags beating the crap out of each other.  I couldn't lose!
 
2021-06-06 5:15:48 PM  
So far I haven't been able to find a link for the 5 PM prelims that several sources said would be streaming on YouTube.  Why even have prelims if they are not available?
 
2021-06-06 5:27:13 PM  

psychicdeath99: So far I haven't been able to find a link for the 5 PM prelims that several sources said would be streaming on YouTube.  Why even have prelims if they are not available?


even CS doesn't have it!
 
2021-06-06 5:36:16 PM  

Agarista: psychicdeath99: So far I haven't been able to find a link for the 5 PM prelims that several sources said would be streaming on YouTube.  Why even have prelims if they are not available?

even CS doesn't have it!


Yeah, a few reputable outlets said the prelims would be on YouTube, but did not give a link.  I've checked the Showtime and other YouTube channels but come up with nothing.  It seems they really don't care if anyone watches until the PPV starts at 8 PM ET.
 
2021-06-06 5:37:31 PM  

psychicdeath99: All Paul has going for him is size and youth.  He has the proverbial puncher's chance, but first he has to catch Mayweather.

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My wild-ass guess is that Mayweather will play it safe and stay out of range for a few rounds, then drop Paul once he gasses.


Nearly all the 50 in 50-0 were "contender" level boxers who had the skill to see any real available opening and certainly hit harder than Paul.  I'd bet on Mayweather over Hafþór Björnsson (the Mountain*), but I wouldn't bet on Mayweather making anybody glad they paid money to watch him beat up Paul (Paul might throw in the towel when gassed).


/* on second thought, it is quite possible for Halfthor to win that
// he might be able to simply break Mayweather's arms by hitting his block
/// and he's fought at least one stupid celebrity boxing match.  I'm sure Mayweather wrote off fighting him on the basis "he could lose.  Or even die".
 
2021-06-06 6:12:47 PM  
There is another small event that is live if anyone wants to kill time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xhfe9​7​V4GsM

3. 2. 1. Boxing June 6, 2021
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2021-06-06 7:25:02 PM  
Apparently the prelims were on sky sports boxing YouTube and blocked in the US
 
2021-06-06 7:42:40 PM  
Good evening ladies and gentlemen.

"To the pain" is what I'm hoping for.
 
2021-06-06 7:57:47 PM  
PPV stream is working.  Still a promo and a countdown clock, but is should be about 3 minutes
 
2021-06-06 8:00:15 PM  

Snaps: Apparently the prelims were on sky sports boxing YouTube and blocked in the US


It figures.  Seems like they only care about the venue where they can charge 50 bucks.
 
2021-06-06 8:03:04 PM  
The Ochocinco fight should be first.  Maxwell is a former MMA fighter and bare knuckle boxer.  Looking at his record, a not very good one.
 
2021-06-06 8:08:23 PM  
SHO freakshow has begun.
 
2021-06-06 8:09:46 PM  
They have clowns on commentary at the moment.
 
2021-06-06 8:10:33 PM  
There's Mauro
 
2021-06-06 8:12:17 PM  
so much yapping.
 
2021-06-06 8:13:41 PM  

Agarista: so much yapping.


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2021-06-06 8:19:23 PM  
Great White Hype....Oh I'm in shape, I'm Round!!!
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footage from Mayweather's home 2 weeks ago.
 
2021-06-06 8:19:48 PM  
OCHO VS SCIENCE
 
2021-06-06 8:20:31 PM  
Johnson's first three jabs will tell us all we need to know.
 
2021-06-06 8:21:16 PM  
It's not a UFC event, but I wonder if there will be an Ugly Tattoo of the Night Bonus
 
2021-06-06 8:21:38 PM  

psychicdeath99: OCHO VS SCIENCE


I mean, we are what weeks away from a boxing, wrestler or MMA fighter being the Q's champion aren't we?

/other than Colby
 
2021-06-06 8:22:28 PM  
Looks like they couldn't give, in person, tickets away.
 
2021-06-06 8:24:10 PM  
2 minute rounds.  Sounds about right for a 43 year old football player.
 
2021-06-06 8:24:54 PM  
Instructions:  "Don't make a fool of yourself."
 
2021-06-06 8:25:19 PM  

2wolves: Looks like they couldn't give, in person, tickets away.


Any local limits because I'd have to think this is a bucket list for at least a few people to say "I was at a Mayweather fight" then just never answer when people say which one.
 
2021-06-06 8:26:20 PM  
Did the other guy just try a double leg takedown?
 
2021-06-06 8:26:35 PM  
Oh, this is embarrassing
 
2021-06-06 8:26:49 PM  
This is going to totally end on a KO due to illegal punch
 
2021-06-06 8:27:15 PM  
Maxwell's back in the early lead for Ugly Tattoo of the Night
 
2021-06-06 8:27:49 PM  
10-9 Maxwell


/as if it matters
 
2021-06-06 8:28:30 PM  

psychicdeath99: 10-9 Maxwell


/as if it matters


I'm going to go 10-9 Johnson but yeah...
 
2021-06-06 8:29:17 PM  

psychicdeath99: Maxwell's back in the early lead for Ugly Tattoo of the Night


early contender for stupid hair as well
 
2021-06-06 8:30:28 PM  
I'm going to score that second round 7-7, wth was that.
 
2021-06-06 8:30:33 PM  

Agarista: psychicdeath99: Maxwell's back in the early lead for Ugly Tattoo of the Night

early contender for stupid hair as well


Noted.
 
2021-06-06 8:31:17 PM  
Interesting techniques on both sides
 
2021-06-06 8:31:24 PM  
i never knew a double-fisted backhand was something done in boxing and not your mom's bedroom
 
2021-06-06 8:32:33 PM  
Maxwell is fighting like a dude who read the first paragraph of the wiki page for "boxing" and that was all his prep
 
2021-06-06 8:33:10 PM  

Snaps: Interesting techniques on both sides


It's like if I was playing Fight Night 2 and just straight up button mashing
 
2021-06-06 8:34:16 PM  
Time for a LEEVER shot.
 
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