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LOGAN PAUL ESCAPES MAYWEATHER’S KNOCKOUT IN EXHIBITION MATCH

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Logan Paul did well to withstand Floyd Mayweather's punches

BY ODUOLA FAROUQ

Logan Paul was able to withstand boxing great, Floyd Mayweather’s punches until the end of eight rounds in the highly anticipated exhibition match.

The match took place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida where the social media personality held his dignity and stood his ground despite getting under loads of punches numerous times.

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In the early stages, Paul tried to be aggressive with his punches, but Mayweather comfortably evaded them, demonstrating why he is regarded as one of the greatest defensive fighters of all time.

When Paul hit an uppercut in the third round, Mayweather grinned as he retaliated by landing a left hook that Paul managed to withstand. The world’s greatest spent the next rounds landing solid and painful punches which Logan kept absorbing.

Paul had a significant height advantage and was at least 35 pounds heavier than Mayweather, and his stature was crucial in helping him absorb some of Mayweather’s blows.

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In the final three rounds, Paul was exhausted, but he showed great toughness by taking a few of Mayweather’s blows and sabotaging the smaller man’s skills to make it to the final bell.

As per exhibition rules, no official winner was named, though a knockout was permitted but did not occur. Logan Paul kept his dignity while also earning Floyd Mayweather’s respect.

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