Floyd Mayweather earned over £1.6million per punch landed during Logan Paul bout

Floyd Mayweather earned a staggering £1.6m per punch landed in his recent exhibition boxing match against Logan Paul.

Mayweather clashed with social media sensation Paul on June 6 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

While the former Olympian was expected to knock out Paul without breaking much of a sweat, the contest went the full eight rounds.

Due to the bout’s unique ruleset, no winner was declared and while some suggested Mayweather wasn’t trying at all and could’ve ended the fight whenever he wanted, others argued Paul had claimed the moral victory.

Despite the underwhelming nature of the fight, the event proved to be an enormous pay-per-view success and was undoubtedly the easiest money Mayweather has ever made.

According to website Bonusfinder, the former five-weight world champion landed just 43 punches in eight rounds.

Having earned a staggering £72m from the bout, Mayweather made over £1.6m per punch landed, the highest in boxing history.

Mayweather’s outrageous earning power can be demonstrated further, as he competed in two more of the most lucrative bouts in boxing history.

Manny Pacquiao and Mayweather earned a respective £1.4m and £1.3m per punch landed in their 2015 bout.

Mayweather raked in a further £1.25m per punch landed in his 2017 clash against MMA superstar Conor McGregor, while the Irishman earned £600k for every blow he landed on the self-proclaimed Best Ever.

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Shockingly, of the Top 15 highest earnings per punch landed, Mayweather is included 5 times.

Pacquiao and Canelo Alvarez are included twice on the list, with the Mexican earning around £300k for every punch he landed while demolishing Avni Yildirim and Billy Joe Saunders.

Alexander Povetkin, Anthony Joshua, Oscar De La Hoya, Logan Paul, and Mike Tyson are also featured in the Top 15.

Povetkin earned £437k in his rematch against Dillian Whyte, as the Russian landed just 8 punches throughout the bout.

AJ raked in £46m during his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr and landed 107 punches on the Mexican-American, therefore earning £431k every time he connected in the fight.

Joshua is set to enjoy another lofty payday when he meets Oleksandr Usyk next month.

The bout is set to take place on September 25 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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