Logan Paul to pocket 5,000 per cent more than original pay for Mayweather fight
Logan Paul has insisted that he is going to make a ‘good amount’ from his Floyd Mayweather showdown.
It had originally been reported that the YouTube star would be earning far less than his foe, who will be taking part in a second exhibition since his final professional showing against Conor McGregor.
Mayweather was said to have been given assurances up front to the amount of £3.6m, as well as 50 per cent of all the sales of the pay-per-view.
Paul has now addressed the rumours, and his friend has given further insight into his expected earnings.
He said on his official YouTube channel: "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."
Co-host Mike Majlak then suggested that Paul will earn at least $10m (£7.3m) which is 5,000 per cent more than the initial estimate, which was £147,000 plus 5 per cent of PPV sales.
Majlak said: "Eight figures – you're not going to say it, but eight figures."
That update comes after Solomon Engel, the CEO of Fanmio, revealed his confidence that the bout will surpass the 4.6m and 4.4m PPV sales of Mayweather’s bouts against Manny Pacquiao in 2015 and McGregor in 2017.
Speaking to the Sun, Engel said: "We do see it breaking the record. We have projections which I don't want to comment on but we do see it breaking the record.
"I can tell you we are very bullish on beating that number and possibly by a long shot.
"We have already sold a great deal of PPVs, which is kind of unheard of early on.”
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