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WBC Prez Smiles: I Will 100% Support Mayweather vs. Paul

World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman has no problem with the recently announced exhibition clash between former five division world champion Floyd Mayweather and Youtube star Logan Paul.

Mayweather, 43-years-old, retired back in August of 2017, with his unbeaten 50-0 record, after stopping UFC superstar Conor McGregor in the tenth round at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena.

Paul, 25-years-old, is extremely popular on social media, but he's severely lacking boxing experience in comparison to Mayweather, who many regarded as the best boxer of this generation. 

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Their contest, financially backed by Fanmio Boxing, is taking place on February 20th on pay-per-view.

Mayweather unretired in December 2018, when he traveled to Japan and demolished kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa in the first round of an exhibition.

Paul, who outweighs Mayweather by at least 50-pounds, made his professional boxing debut in the fall of 2019, when he lost a six round split decision to Youtube rival KSI.

Since the announcement of the February fight, widespread criticism has erupted in the sport.

But, Sulaiman views the contest as a positive for boxing.

“This is going to be something good for boxing. This is going to bring millions of eyes to our sport. I appreciate Logan and Jake [Paul], they have worked hard. I will support Floyd vs Logan 100 percent,” Sulaiman told The Sun.

Sulaiman's position is not surprising, with his organization backing last month's pay-per-view exhibition between retired former champion Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr.

Mayweather reportedly made $9 million for the contest with Nasukawa. He expects to make a lot more for the bout with Paul.

“This is going to be a great night for the fans worldwide as we are bringing something special to them through sports and entertainment. I have never shied away from doing things differently throughout my career and fighting Logan Paul in this special exhibition is just another opportunity for me to do it again," Mayweather said.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by GhostofDempsey on 12-10-2020

How does WBC even become a part of this? Who needs them for an exhibition? That’s one more mouth to feed.

Comment by meXFISTologYy on 12-10-2020

You guys should get creative with the titles, it's always that someone"warns" or "smiles" smh

Comment by Elpatron2 on 12-09-2020

Didn't this mf say professionals should not fight amateurs in competition olympics

Comment by VashDBasher on 12-09-2020

Of course he’s smiling. More money in the bank for this guy. Let’s see what insignificant belt he comes up with for this one.

Comment by Hame on 12-09-2020

Only Jeff Horn gets to smile around here, wind your neck in sulaiman

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