Logan Paul said former world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather still owes him money after the two participated in an eight-round exhibition fight last year.
The social media star appeared at the grand opening of New York’s Hard Rock Hotel and told TMZ Sports that Mayweather owes him “a few mil” from the June 2021 matchup entitled “Bragging Rights” held at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. According to reports, the highly-anticipated fight sold over one million pay-per-view buys.
“No, he has not paid me in full,” Logan told the outlet. “That is a fact. Short a few mil,” he said.
When asked if there was a chance to settle the discourse without legal proceedings, Paul appeared doubtful.
“Nah,” he told the outlet, “We’re taking this one to court. See you in the courtroom. Congrats on going to prison, Floyd.”
While the amount remains unclear, the 27-year-old told the outlet last year that he would earn 10 percent of the PPV shares, amounting to $5 million from the fight against Mayweather. In February, Paul filed a lawsuit against the boxer after failing to pay him the owed money.
“It’s honestly bulls**t,” Paul told TMZ. “Like, having people who aren’t a professional promotional company control where the money goes, we made that mistake.”
He added, “It’s Floyd Mayweather. Before we fought him, we were kind of willing to do whatever. Now, after the fact, we’re kind of shooting ourselves in the foot because he’s a “f**king scumbag.”
The matchup started after the 47-year-old threatened Paul’s brother, saying, “I’ll kill you” over an alleged baseball cap.
“Dawg, when you have a guy with the resources and the wealth that Floyd Mayweather has and the connection and the network, and he’s saying s***, ‘I’ma kill that motherf***er’ — kill?! Death?! You’re gonna kill my brother over a f***ing hat?! Yo, we take that s*** seriously, man!”
Mayweather appeared on The Pivot Podcast, responding to Paul’s financial claims.
“This comes with the territory,” Mayweather said. “To them, that’s real money, and I like the YouTubers. The money on the back end, though, from pay-per-view, that takes a while. Nothing comes right away. I’m still collecting checks from fights seven or eight years ago. They just hate when the table is turned. Be happy with the biggest payday you ever got in your life.”