Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul managed to generate between 600,000 and 650,000 buys in the American pay-per-view market, despite Showtime servers crashing.
The former five-weight world champion locked horns with the 0-1 YouTube novice in an event described as a ‘circus’ by super-lightweight world champion Josh Taylor.
Despite the gross height and weight difference between the two men, the embarrassing contrast in skill level was apparent from the first bell as Mayweather picked apart his much larger opponent at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.
Yet the 44-year-old, who has not fought at all since 2018, could not find the finishing punch to end the fight and went the distance – meaning there was no official winner.
The demand for the fight was so high, American broadcaster Showtime had to issue an apology after servers crashed and fans could not see the PPV.
Despite this, reputatble American journalist Dave Meltzer claims the fight garnered between 600-650k US TV buys (Not including international streams).
Sky Sports picked the event up for British audiences, which angered the aforementioned Taylor as his undisputed world title fight against Jose Ramirez was almost completely ignored by broadcasters.
Taylor told White and Jordan on talkSPORT: “I’m not going to lie; I was a little bit surprised and kind of felt let down. I think it is one of the best Scottish sporting achievements in a long, long time.
“Especially in recent history. It’s one of the best victories that people have pulled off from over here.
“I kind of felt like in the build-up and the lack of TV picking it up, it kind of felt like no-one cared and no-one really gave a toss about it.
“It kind of cheesed me off a little bit and I was like, ‘Well, why am I not getting the recognition, but they’re talking about bloody Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather?’”
Taylor continued: “50-year-old Floyd Mayweather, who just looks like an old man and some YouTube guy, Sky are picking up that and talking about that.
“There’s one of the biggest fights in boxing happening right in front of you, someone from your home grown is daring to be great and no-one gave a toss about it.
“That’s what it really felt like. It really felt like no-one cared.”