Floyd Mayweather was 'terrible' against Logan Paul, says Eddie Hearn

The Matchroom head was unimpressed by the event on Sunday.

Eddie Hearn said that Floyd Mayweather looked ‘terrible’ against Logan Paul.

The retired fighter and YouTube celebrity went at it on Sunday night over the course of eight rounds in an exhibition event.

Speaking to the DAZN Boxing Show, Hearn was somewhat nonplussed and sceptical.

“What’s happened to the world? I didn’t stay up to watch, I woke up in the night to check my Twitter,” he began. 

“I couldn't believe how few tickets they sold. It’s kind of weird. I’m sure it performed well on ppv but it looked like there was nobody there. That was my first thought. I just saw some clips and I’m like, ‘What has happened?’

“It caused some interesting debate. I saw Ricky Hatton say he was quite appalled. Being a promoter I’ve learned not to criticise too badly because you never know what you’re going to do in the future.”

Hearn compared the event with a former professional and Paul, and the fight he put on between Paul and fellow YouTuber KSI.

“When I put on Logan Paul against KSI, it was two guys who were pretty limited but of the same level that wanted to win so bad,” he explained.

Hearn then suggested that despite the payoff, Mayweather had damaged his reputation in the eyes of any younger boxing fans.

“This never felt comfortable for me, the person this looked worse on than anybody - and he probably doesn’t care - is Floyd Mayweather. He looked quite terrible,” he said.

“If you're a young fan, you see Floyd Mayweather last night you go, ‘He was the best ever?

“I know that Logan Paul was hugging around, but I dunno, I always said from the outside it was a bad look for the sport. I don’t mind Jake Paul against Tyron Woodley, he’s taking the sport seriously. They’re on a similar level.”

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