Logan Paul says he’d fight Floyd Mayweather for FREE as ‘eight-figure sum’ mooted for fight purse

LOGAN PAUL could earn 50 TIMES more than what was first claimed when he faces Floyd Mayweather – but insists he would have fought for FREE.

The YouTuber will box the American legend in February, in what is billed as a ‘special exhibition fight’.

Logan Paul will fight Floyd Mayweather in February

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Logan Paul will fight Floyd Mayweather in February Credit: Instagram @loganpaul
Floyd Mayweather will face the YouTuber in a 'special exhibition fight'

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Floyd Mayweather will face the YouTuber in a ‘special exhibition fight’Credit: Getty Images – Getty

Fellow social media personality Keemstar reported Paul, 25, would pocket $200,000 (£147,000) plus 5 per cent of pay-per-view sales.

Mayweather, 43, in contrast was said to be taking home a guaranteed $5million (£3.7m) plus 50 per cent of all PPV sales.

But Paul was quick to rubbish these reports as he addressed the purses on his channel.

He said:  “Everyone wants to know about the money for this fight. Everyone wants to know what got Floyd to take this fight, was it the money?

“I’ll say this, you’re way off with your estimates, and you’ll never know.

“I’d probably would have done this fight for free. It’s an iconic opportunity, this is some legacy s***. I’d have done this for free.

“This is the coolest thing in the world. I get to grace the ring with one of the best boxers of all time and attempt to take his head off.

“But I didn’t take it for free, I’m going to make a good amount.”

Despite not confirming a ballpark figure, his co-host Mike Majlak claimed his friend would be earning at least £10m – which is 50 times the initially suggested sum.

Majlak said: “Eight figures – you’re not going to say it, but eight figures.”

Paul made his professional debut in 2019, but lost to social media rival KSI, 27, by split-decision after a two point deduction.

Mayweather, meanwhile, hung up his gloves in 2017 after beating Conor McGregor and retiring a perfect 50-0.

He did make a return a year later, wiping out featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in a Japanese exhibition.

Mayweather is gearing up for a similar box office spectacle, which promoters predict will break the PPV record of 4.4m.

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