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Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul: Round-by-round updates of the exhibition boxing match

Floyd Mayweather, a retired boxing champion, steps back into the ring for an exhibition match against YouTube star Logan Paul. Round-by-round results.
  • Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul will fight in a highly anticipated exhibition match.
  • The fight will take place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
  • The fight will start around 10 p.m. ET.

It's a boxing match between a retired boxing champion and a YouTuber, social media star. 

Floyd "Money" Mayweather, who was undefeated in his professional career with a 50-0 record, steps back into the ring to take on Logan Paul in an eight-round exhibition match at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Mayweather is one of the most lucrative pay-per-view attractions of all time. He last fought on Dec. 31, 2018, when he knocked out kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in Japan in an exhibition match. 

For Paul (0-1), he will be making just his third appearance in the ring. He fought fellow YouTube star KSI twice, once in an exhibition and once as a professional.

The four-fight card all goes down on Sunday night on Showtime PPV.

USA TODAY Sports has round-by-round analysis:

ROUND 1 

Logan throws the first punch — a jab. Logan lands the first punch too — another jab. Logan moving forward behind the left jab. Now connects with right to body. Logan setting the tone here. Misses with a big right. Floyd throws first punch. A harmless right that lands on Logan’s chest. Floyd connects with two stiff jabs. Floyd dodging punches now. Logan wailing and dominating last moments, though Floyd emerges unhurt. Logan 10, Floyd 9.

ROUND 2

Trading jabs. Logan asserting himself behind the jab, but nothing solid connecting. Now Floyd moving forward and appears to be trying to set up for the jab. But Logan throwing most of the punches — jabs and rights. Jabs and an overhand right from Logan. Aggressive, but nothing landing big. Floyd lands a jab. Logan 20, Floyd 18.

ROUND 3

Logan sweating profusely, but still setting the tone with the lead jabs. Floyd inching forward. May be preparing to uncoil. The two starting to wrestle, getting tied up. Floyd connects with a right and a left hook. Floyd connecting with body shots, too. Logan responds with a right. Floyd with more aggressiveness here. Logan 29, Floyd 28.

ROUND 4

Floyd connects with a left hook. Stalking Logan. Showing more power than his bigger opponent. But Logan responds with some stiff punches. Floyd now appears to be in increasing command. Big right from Floyd. Followed by a stinging left. Logan clearly tired and hands dropping. Leaning on Floyd when he can. Floyd 38, Logan 38.

ROUND 5

Logan back throwing jabs. Unlikely he wants to mix it up at this point. Floyd stalking and connects with a left hook. Here comes Floyd. But Logan not collapsing — yet. Floyd connecting with a flurry of punches. Another right from Floyd. And another on Logan’s chin. But the YouTube celebrity remains on his feet. Floyd remains the aggressor and landing big. Floyd 48, Logan 47.

ROUND 6

Floyd working the body and moving forward even when Logan’s throwing jabs. Logan’s punches clearly have lost their power. Looks exhausted, but hanging in. Floyd measuring his opponent. Logan grinning. A little trash talk. Floyd 58, Logan 56.

ROUND 7

Logan showing energy with the jab, but it’s not keeping Floyd at bay. A little more wrestling between the two boxers. Tangled up again. Logan flicking with that jab, now draping Floyd. Trash talk. Logan appears content to just hang on for two more rounds. Not much action here. Floyd might be a tad frustrated, having failed to land the big punch. Floyd 68, Logan 65.

ROUND 8

Logan feinting and talking. Rushing Floyd. Trying to keep the champ off balanced. But back comes Floyd, clearly trying to line up for a big punch. Fans are booing. They expected more, primarily from Floyd. Logan not a sitting duck. Staying aggressive enough to keep Floyd off balance. Becoming a hug fest. Now Logan stalking. Logan showboating. Floyd 78, Logan 74.

There was no official scoring, but USA TODAY Sports scored the fight 78-74 in favor of Mayweather.

Floyd Mayweather, left, and Logan Paul pose for photographers during a weigh-in Saturday, June 5, 2021, in Hollywood, Fla. Paul is scheduled to fight Mayweather in an exhibition boxing match at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., Sunday. (AP Photo/Jim Rassol)
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