While Logan Paul was all praise for Floyd Mayweather, he did notice the boxing legend was slower than he expected.
Paul managed to last the full eight rounds in his exhibition boxing match with Mayweather which took place last night in Miami, Florida.
Given that he’s a YouTuber, it was a massive win for Paul to not get knocked out against arguably the greatest boxer of all time.
That’s regardless of Mayweather being 44 years of age. However, that age did contribute to “Money” being a lot slower than Paul expected.
“I mean, this goes without saying, but he’s definitely the most skilled fighter that I’ve ever went against,” Paul said during the post-fight press conference (via Boxing Scene). “Any little error I made, he capitalized on. And, you know, I felt that immediately. It’s an honor. It’s an honor, but I can’t say, you know, I wasn’t prepared. He’s a little slower than I expected. I imagine his age is finally kicking in a little bit. ‘Father Time,’ even a specimen like Floyd Mayweather, I imagine he could feel it a little bit. I saw some of his hooks [coming].
“… He blessed me with this opportunity, and I’m happy about that. And I don’t wanna sit here after the fact and, you know, talk sh*t. But I think his age like finally came into play. Like, I could see it. You know, he was coming forward, he was putting the pressure on me. And then, he started breathing a little heavier in round five and six, stopped coming forward, you know? And I had a second wind.”
As far as Mayweather is concerned, him slowing down is only natural given his age.
“Of course, at my age, I’m not going to perform like when I was 19,” Mayweather said. “I don’t supposed to. It’s all about growth and aging. You know, is my hair gonna be all black forever? Absolutely not.
“When I get older, it’s gonna turn all gray. I understand that. That’s a part of life. Am I gonna be able to fight like I fought when I fought Diego Corrales or Arturo Gatti? Absolutely not. And I understand that.”
In the end, Mayweather won’t care if he was slower than Paul expected as he is running to the bank regardless.