Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul Predictions, Best Bets & Fight Preview
What if I told you a few years ago that the most popular fight of Floyd Mayweather’s storied career would come against YouTuber Logan Paul? You would have laughed me out of the room. But we’re just a few days away from the Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul superfight, and everyone is asking the same thing. “Who is going to win?”
Like any good Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul prediction, we’ll be looking at the fight from a bettor’s perspective. Unfortunately after some questionable rules were announced earlier this week, some sportsbooks have backed off offering outright odds. But, luckily for us, there are free-to-play games from DraftKings that allow us to get in on some of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul betting action.
We’ll start with a Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul fight preview before we get into predictions and how you can make some money on Mayweather vs. Paul at DraftKings.
Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul Fight Preview
Any Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul fight preview that doesn’t start out by stating the obvious is doing you a disservice. Floyd Mayweather is one of the greatest boxers of all time and Logan Paul has had exactly one professional fight in his life, which he lost.
Floyd Mayweather is perhaps the best boxer the world has seen since the late 90s. His place in history will be debated among the greats. But, the point is that he is among the greats.
Mayweather is 50-0-0 is his career, which is impressive in itself. But, the stat that always catches my eye is the fact that he’s never been truly knocked down. We’ve never even seen a swollen Floyd Mayweather.
If he’s not the greatest defensive fighter ever, he’s top 3. I can’t imagine the time Logan Paul is going to have trying to hit him flush. Technically, Mayweather has been knocked down once in his career, but it came in 2001 when he jammed his wrist on an opponent’s forehead throwing a left hook. He has never been touched up, so it’s tough to have a Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul fight preview that predicts that happening.
As for the Logan Paul portion of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul prediction, it’s a relative unknown. Paul lost his one pro boxing fight against fellow YouTuber KSI. It wasn’t much of a boxing match though. It was a lot of flailing and missed punched. KSI just seemed to be more active.
To his credit, Logan Paul seems to be taking this fight extremely seriously. I have no doubt he’s been training hard and will come in as prepared as possible. Still, I think he could train for five years and not be good enough to do any real damage to Floyd Mayweather.
Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul DraftKings Free-To-Play Game
There are some odd restrictions to this exhibition fight. And, as a result, we’ve seen most Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul odds pulled down. Before the rules were announced, Mayweather was a -900 favorite over Logan Paul, who sat at +700.
The following restrictions/rules have been announced for the June 6 fight:
- No official winner
- No judges
- KOs and knockdowns allowed
- Eight three-minute rounds
- 12 oz gloves
- No headgear
- Logan Paul must make 190-pound weight limit
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Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul Best Bets: DraftKings Free-To-Play Game
Since all you need to do is answer eight questions correctly for a free shot at your share of $50,000, it’s only right that we give you our best bets for DraftKings’ free-to-play Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul game.
1. Will fighters touch gloves before the fight?
I went back and forth on this one. Eventually I ended up on NO. I think they’re trying to drum up real controversy and hostility ahead of this fight and not touching gloves gives people something to talk about.
2. Will the fight go the distance?
This one is a YES. Mayweather is miles better than Logan Paul. But, he’s smaller. Paul won’t be able to hit Mayweather and Mayweather will pick his shots whenever he wants. I just don’t expect him to put Paul down.
3. Will there be a knockdown in the first four rounds?
I’m going with NO here as well. I don’t really know how serious these two are going to take the fight once they’re in the ring. I see this as a money grab for both where the best result is just three eight-minute rounds of sparring.
4. How many knockdowns will there be? (Over/Under 1.5)
You can probably tell from my other answers, but I’m going with the under here as I don’t expect to see much from either fighter.
5. Does either boxer touch the ropes in the first round?
This is my most confident pick. I’m riding with YES because I do think Mayweather will press Logan Paul a bit in the beginning to show his dominance. I think he pushes him up against the ropes a few times early on, especially as Mayweather cuts off the ring and corners his less experienced opponent.
6. Who will be interviewed first after the fight?
Listen, this is a toss up. If we aren’t going to the judge’s cards because we don’t have judges, then we aren’t getting a winner to be interviewed first. I think they’ll talk to LOGAN PAUL first though if I had to guess.
7. Will Logan Paul call out his next opponent during the post-fight interview?
NO. The Paul family is strategic. Jake Paul didn’t have an opponent in mind following his fight and Logan Paul won’t either. The next thing on their minds is Jake’s fight against Tyron Woodley.
8. Will Floyd Mayweather say this is his last fight during the post-fight interview?
Come one. Floyd is a savvy businessman. Why would he close the door on future cash grab like this? Especially when he’s making around $100 Million on Sunday night. NO.