• June 20, 2021

Exclusive: ‘What the f*** was he doing?’ – Mike Tyson reacts to Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul

 Exclusive: ‘What the f*** was he doing?’ – Mike Tyson reacts to Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul

Mike Tyson was left bemused by Floyd Mayweather’s decision to fight Logan Paul on Sunday night in their lucrative exhibition bout.

‘Money’ returned to the ring weighing a steady 155lbs for the bout in Miami, which had no official winner and no judges to score the bout.

Paul was able to share the ring with boxing royalty Mayweather and both earned plenty of money
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Yet his novice opponent dwarfed the former five-weight champion at 6”2′ and weighing in at 189.5lbs the day before, likely swelling up in weight on fight night itself.

Although Mayweather estimates he earned $30million just from advertising on his shorts alone, there are those who fear he is tarnishing his legacy with these kind of bouts.

Josh Taylor, Ricky Hatton and esteemed boxing writer Gareth A. Davies all took umbrage with the bout, while the youngest heavyweight champion in history was also left dissatisfied.

Speaking to Zab Judah in the aftermath of the fight, Tyson warned Mayweather to start fighting opponents more closer suited to his weight or else he could get embarrassed.

Tyson made a comeback of his own against Roy Jones Jr in an exhibition
Mike Tyson

“I think Floyd should keep on trying,” he said on Instagram Live. “I don’t think he should fight a f****** cruiserweight.

“I think he should continue fighting guys his own weight. What the f*** is he doing? Fight Pacquiao again or something, keep in shape.

“Now that I think about it now, he should have had Paul lose a lot of weight. I was surprised [he didn’t do that]. A smart fighter would have made him suffer, made him starve.

“It was harder than Floyd anticipated, I believe.

Logan went the distance with Floyd Mayweather and even managed to get some shots off
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“Was he boxing a cruiserweight? How did he train for this, with experience?

“I believe when [Logan] was hitting him, he was hurting him a little bit because he’s not a 160-pound guy. [Logan is] a 190-pounder. I think that’s a heavyweight. 190-pounds to me is a heavyweight.

“I think [Mayweather] can learn from this one, fight guys more in his own category as far as weight is concerned.

“I think he’d make more money if he fought Pacquiao again. Floyd didn’t make the guy chase him. You make the big guy chase you.

“He needs to fight a guy at more of his weight division, 155-pounds or 160-pounds.”

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