Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul have agreed to a last moment rule improve in advance of Monday’s (AEST) exhibition boxing bout.
The pair will choose to the ring at Miami’s Difficult Rock Stadium, with Mayweather established to pocket $AUD131 million and Paul raking in up to $18 million.
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They were initially established to fight in 12-ounce (340g) gloves but in accordance to combat sports activities reporter Marc Raimondi, they will now do struggle in ten-ounce (283g) gloves instead — earning a knockout far more most likely, simply because the gloves will be less padded.
The other quirky policies, however, remain the exact. There will be no judges scoring the contest and hence no scorecards browse out at the conclude.
Knockouts are authorized, however, in the course of the 8-spherical bout and stoppages will be at the referee’s discretion.
A enthusiast vote has even been mooted to identify the winner, whilst this would not be formal.
Logan’s brother Jake, who KO’d MMA star Ben Askren in April, explained to The Sunshine: “I assume it is great, I assume it brings far more eyeballs to the activity of boxing. People ignore that boxing is amusement.
“All sports activities are built for amusement even dating again to the Roman Empire, they experienced Olympics sports activities for amusement.
“This is entertaining and I assume that Floyd will once more severely undervalue my brother, and there’s a size benefit, my brother’s rapid and has knockout energy.
“I’m not stating he’s likely to conquer Floyd, I’m not likely to say he’s likely to shed versus Floyd.
“But I do assume we’re likely to see a superior fight.”
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