FLOYD MAYWEATHER ‘deserves a payday’ in his Logan Paul exhibition having beaten 18 WORLD CHAMPIONS, a boxing manager said.
Mayweather faces Paul in a pay-per-view exhibition on June 6 in Miami.
The fight has been labelled a farce by several due to the skill disparity between one of boxing’s greatest and a 0-1 YouTuber.
But Amer Abdallah, an experienced manager and advisor, has backed the box office spectacle, which his fighter Badou Jack will be on the undercard of.
And he listed Mayweather’s unmatchable 50-0 record and the names beaten on his resume when defending the American’s latest payday.
Abdallah told Boxing Social: “It angers me sometimes and disappoints me sometimes when I see how much slack he’s getting from the media on, ‘Why you fighting Logan? Go fight one of these…’ Why?
“During his career, at his time, he fought 50 professional fights and he beat 50 people, 18 of them world champions.
“The man deserves a payday, the man is the pay-per-view king, during his heyday; De La Hoya, Mosley, Pacquiao, name the guys Floyd has beaten, Cotto.
“You go on and on and on, so he doesn’t deserve after his retirement, you want him now at 44-years-old, 45-years-old to start fighting 22-year-old killers?
“Why? He already did that during his career, let the man enjoy his retirement, let him make his money.”
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Abdallah helped British YouTuber KSI, 27, in his training camp in 2019 when facing Paul, 26.
KSI – real name Olajide William Olatunji – emerged victorious and was coached by Viddal Riley.
Abdallah currently manages Riley, 23, and has an understanding of the new wave of social media stars entering the boxing business.
Among them is Paul’s brother Jake, 24, who is 3-0 in his own career and sparked a brawl with Mayweather at a press conference.
He stole the 44-year-old’s hat before an ugly melee broke out, with brother Logan also involved.
Abdallah argued the viral incident will only help the PPV sales in Mayweather’s exhibition.
He said: “I’ll tell you and I’ve had conversations with some promoters, these guys are content creators.
“They know what clickbait is, they know how to get views, they know how to attract the media.
“Look, Jake Paul is making more than 90 per cent of combat sports athletes in the world, good for him.
“So a lot of guys again, they hate on it and they say it’s not fair and I have a lot of fighters that have legitimate injuries, concussions, brain damage that they suffer, real injuries that don’t make the money that he does.
“But here’s what you’ve got to understand, he did put in his time it was just in social media and he built that following.
“Now he’s transitioning it over to boxing. And I don’t hate it, I love it, I think it’s great.
“For him, what he did, I think that really helped sell the fight, I really do.”