Their Sunday, June 6, fight, titled "Bragging Rights," at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., was met with mixed reactions, especially after fans noticed a moment in the ring where Paul was possibly knocked out by Mayweather.
In the now-viral video, the undefeated boxing champion punched the left side of Paul's head and then appeared to prop the YouTuber — who lasted all eight rounds — up instead of allowing him to collapse. Click here to watch the clip.
Critics are speculating that if Mayweather quickly knocked Logan out, there would be little interest in a possible rematch. Therefore, Mayweather tried to play off the accidental knockout by helping Logan stand, according to viewers.
"Yo, I’m seeing this narrative going around that there’s one part of the fight where Floyd punched me and I kind of leaned on him a little bit and it looks like I kinda went limp," Paul began in a series of Instagram Stories on Monday, June 7, per New York Post. "And people are trying to spin it and say he knocked me out and caught me and kept me up to keep the fight going till the eighth round."
The 26-year-old seethed: "Shut the f**k up, like just shut the f**k up, like stop trying to discredit what happened last night."
He went on to compliment the veteran boxer before insisting Mayweather didn't try to cover up a knockout. “Make no mistake, he got a lot of good punches in. There’s a couple photos, I got f**ked up [by] a couple shots. I didn’t know my face could make that shape. But never rocked, never blacked out, never obviously got knocked out. He never helped me up,” Paul affirmed. “He tried to take me out and he couldn’t. It was great.”
The fight went on for all eight rounds with no clear winner and no judges. While the 44-year-old — who came out of retirement for this exhibition — is clearly the better boxer, Logan managed to use his 6'2" height and 34 pounds on his competitor to last the entire time in the ring with Mayweather, who has a 50-0 record.
After the match, Mayweather praised Logan for his performance, admitting: "He’s better than I thought he was."