After many people had issues with the stream of tonight’s PPV, Showtime released a statement on how to get a refund.

^If you purchased tonight¨s PPV event through or the SHOWTIME app, and could not stream the fight, please go to for information on requesting a refund. ̄

By Mike Coppinger

June 7, 2021 at 4:33 AM GMT

Floyd Mayweather told media at the post-fight press conference ^as far as me fighting again, absolutely not ´ as far as me doing another exhibition, probably not. ̄

By Greg Rosenstein

June 7, 2021 at 4:05 AM GMT

Jake Paul saw Canelo Alvarez’s tweet and shot back at the champion on social media.

“You can¨t sell PPV¨s. I would eat you alive.”

By Greg Rosenstein

June 7, 2021 at 4:02 AM GMT

Final stats from Mayweather-Paul

After eight rounds, let’s see how both fighters stacked up, per Showtime.

By Greg Rosenstein

June 7, 2021 at 3:55 AM GMT

Canelo not happy with Mayweather-Paul

The pound-for-pound king of boxing did not appear happy with tonight’s fight.

By Mike Coppinger

June 7, 2021 at 3:37 AM GMT

Floyd Mayweather calls Logan Paul ^tough ̄ and says ^he¨s better than I thought he was. ´ I¨m surprised by tonight. Good little work. ̄

By Mike Coppinger

June 7, 2021 at 3:36 AM GMT

And it¨s over. Surprisingly no KO for a Floyd Mayweather. And this is an exhibition so there is no official winner. Crowd not happy. Floyd warned y¨all and called this event a legalized bank robbery.

By Mike Coppinger

June 7, 2021 at 3:26 AM GMT

We¨re at the point now where it¨s time for a KO. If it doesn¨t materialize that¨s definitely some sort of victory for Logan Paul.

By Mike Coppinger

June 7, 2021 at 3:22 AM GMT

Floyd landed a big left hook toward end of round that seemed to hurt Paul and at this point he¨s just plowing forward. He¨s carried him enough, surely KO coming in 6 or 7?

By Mike Coppinger

June 7, 2021 at 3:17 AM GMT

Logan Paul definitely tiring now. Appeared to have trouble holding guard up at times in Round 4 as Floyd Mayweather continues to wing power shot.

By Mike Coppinger

June 7, 2021 at 3:13 AM GMT

Now Floyd walking Logan down and landing some big, flush shots. When does the knockout come? This is an eight-round exhibition and we¨re entering the fourth.

By Mike Coppinger

June 7, 2021 at 3:10 AM GMT

So yeah, not much entertainment so far ´ dull through two rounds. Paul is so much bigger than Mayweather that it could be hard to close range. That or Floyd is carrying him. Yeah, it¨s definitely the latter.

By Mike Coppinger

June 7, 2021 at 3:06 AM GMT

Logan Paul just unloaded with about 25 punches to end the opening round as Floyd Mayweather covered up and I¨m pretty sure not a single one landed

By Greg Rosenstein

June 7, 2021 at 2:50 AM GMT

With Logan Paul in the ring, Floyd Mayweather is led into it by the rap group Migos. It’s time.

By Greg Rosenstein

June 7, 2021 at 2:40 AM GMT

Greg Rosenstein: Mayweather by 3rd-round KO

Lance Pugmire: Mayweather by 4th-round TKO

Andrew DeWitt: Mayweather by 2nd-round TKO

Mike Coppinger: Mayweather by TKO

Ben Fowlkes: Mayweather by 3rd-round TKO

By Greg Rosenstein

June 7, 2021 at 2:27 AM GMT

With the first three fights of the main card now completed, the main event is here. An all-time great vs. a YouTube star with very little experience. Let’s go.

By Lance Pugmire

June 7, 2021 at 2:23 AM GMT

Badou Jack scores two fourth round knockdowns on replacement opponent Colina. The Venezuelan replacement foe has lost two points for holding already. He¨s replacing PED positive Jean Pascal. And now Badou Jack has won by KO before the close of the 4th…Mayweather-Paul is next.

By Greg Rosenstein

June 7, 2021 at 2:18 AM GMT

The referee said if he does it again he could be disqualified in his bout against Badou Jack.

By Greg Rosenstein

June 7, 2021 at 2:05 AM GMT

Badou Jack is a heavy favorite over his late-replacement opponent Devin Colinal on Sunday. Jack was originally expected to fight Jean Pascal before he was caught with banned substances in his system.

By Greg Rosenstein

June 7, 2021 at 1:58 AM GMT

The former UFC fighter and Showtime analyst called it “the most zen locker room I’ve ever seen in my life.”

By Lance Pugmire

June 7, 2021 at 1:52 AM GMT

Emotional post-fight interview by Luis Arias. ^People were telling me to get a job, ̄ he said. Tough loss for Hurd following his father¨s death. Admits he needs defensive schooling.

By Greg Rosenstein

June 7, 2021 at 1:48 AM GMT

Luis Arias upset Jarret Hurd by split decision on Sunday night in Miami. Here are the scores:

95-94 Hurd

97-93 Arias

96-93 Arias

By Lance Pugmire

June 7, 2021 at 1:43 AM GMT

Hard right uppercut rocks Hurd. Hurd out punched throughout. We head to the judges now and this should be Luis Arias¨ victory…

By Lance Pugmire

June 7, 2021 at 1:38 AM GMT

More water on canvas center logo delays the start of the ninth round. Now Arias is tagged with a knockdown, contending it was a slip. Arias responds impressively for trainer Ismael Salas as we head to the 10th and final round. Very good fight.

By Lance Pugmire

June 7, 2021 at 1:32 AM GMT

Luis Hurd strikes Arias with two low blows in the seventh. Arias fought back gamely and his corner roars, ^He¨s tired! ̄ Now the eighth is underway…

has won the first four rounds. But now Hurd asserts himself in the fifth with substantial power. If it¨s gonna be a battle of hammer shots the rest of the way, favor the former champion.

By Lance Pugmire

June 7, 2021 at 1:21 AM GMT

Luis Arias has won the first four rounds. But now Hurd asserts himself in the fifth with substantial power. If it¨s gonna be a battle of hammer shots the rest of the way, favor the former champion.

By Lance Pugmire

June 7, 2021 at 1:07 AM GMT

It¨s raining in Miami and Arias just slips, prompting a brief second-round delay for workers to dry up the canvas…

By Lance Pugmire

June 7, 2021 at 1:01 AM GMT

Solid first-round work for Luis Arias…Hurd will need to step on the accelerator.

By Lance Pugmire

June 7, 2021 at 12:58 AM GMT

Looking forward to the return of my son Tyler¨s favorite fighter, former 154-pound champion Jarrett Hurd, versus Luis Arias on the Mayweather-Paul card. Hurd fighting at middleweight as he bides his time for the Jermell Charlo-Brian Castano winner…what do you guys want to see from Hurd?

By Greg Rosenstein

June 7, 2021 at 12:53 AM GMT

Chad Ochocinco, dropped in his exhibition against Brian Maxwell, is confident he’ll be back in the ring. He wants former two-time UFC champion Conor McGregor.

^I think I¨m ready for McGregor,” he said after the bout.

By Mike Coppinger

June 7, 2021 at 12:35 AM GMT

Chad Johnson out on his feet after brewing dropped hard in the fourth and final round, courtesy of a flush right. After the knockdown, this being an exhibition and all, Maxwell let him survive.

By Greg Rosenstein

June 7, 2021 at 12:32 AM GMT

Terrell Owens supporting Chad Ochocinco

Chad Ochocinco isn’t the only legendary wide receiver in the house. Terrell Owens is ringside cheering him on. (via Showtime)

By Mike Coppinger

June 7, 2021 at 12:28 AM GMT

Solid Round 1 from former All-Pro receiver Chad ^Ochocinco ̄ Johnson, who landed a flush right hand on Brian Maxwell. Four-round exhibition with two-minute rounds. Maxwell does have some experience.

By Greg Rosenstein

June 7, 2021 at 12:25 AM GMT

Many customers are upset they are unable to stream tonight’s card due to server issues. The network says it is working to resolve it and wants viewers to refresh every 10 minutes.

By Greg Rosenstein

June 7, 2021 at 12:17 AM GMT

The Mayweather-Paul card has officially kicked off but many are having issues even getting the fight on their screen. Some viewers have taken to social media to announce their displeasure in not seeing the early fights. Let’s hope the servers come back and everyone will be able to watch soon.

By Greg Rosenstein

June 7, 2021 at 12:01 AM GMT

At 8 p.m. ET the main card of Mayweather vs. Paul will kick off. Here’s the full lineup:

Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul, exhibition

Badou Jack vs. Dervin Colina, light heavyweight

Jarrett Hurd vs. Luis Arias, junior middleweight

Chad Johnson vs. Brian Maxwell, exhibition

By Greg Rosenstein

June 6, 2021 at 11:40 PM GMT

Regis Prograis trolls fans with pro-Paul tweet

Former light welterweight champion Regis Prograis shocked fans on social media with a bold prediction in favor of Logan Paul on Sunday night. He later admitted he was just kidding.

By The Athletic Staff

June 6, 2021 at 11:06 PM GMT

43 year old Chad Johnson is set to take on 33 year old Brian Maxwell in a 4 round special exhibition fight.

According to Showtime, Johnson trained for several years at Mayweather¨s boxing club during the NFL offseason. He’s looking to impress a new set of fans when he enters the ring to take on Brian Maxwell, who has a history in both boxing and MMA.

By The Athletic Staff

June 6, 2021 at 10:37 PM GMT

Logan Paul knows this is all just entertainment

Paul posted on his Twitter account earlier today about wanting to be the biggest entertainer in the world. Whether or not he achieves that level of notoriety remains to be seen, but he certainly knows how to get attention. He could certainly learn a thing or two from Mayweather, who is arguably one of the best entertainers of the 21st century.

By Greg Rosenstein

June 6, 2021 at 10:02 PM GMT

Rising boxing star Ryan Garcia is one of the few backing Logan Paul. Some of this might be their friendship but is there some truth here? He picks Paul by eighth-round KO.

By Greg Rosenstein

June 6, 2021 at 9:25 PM GMT

Badou Jack jokes about the main event matchup

Badou Jack, fighting Dervin Colina on the undercard before Mayweather-Paul, found a hilarious meme (via Combatalk) about how far the main event competitors have come.

By Greg Rosenstein

June 6, 2021 at 8:01 PM GMT

Floyd Mayweather could end this bout early, but he won’t do it. Similar to his time with Conor McGregor he’s expected to let it go into the middle rounds before turning it on. He explained why to Mike Coppinger

^We¨re gonna give the people a show, ̄ Mayweather told The Athletic on Thursday at the Versace Mansion. ^We have to give the people a show. The people deserve a show. If these people pay their money and the fight ended in the first round, they¨re going to be upset. ̄

By Greg Rosenstein

June 6, 2021 at 6:25 PM GMT

Floyd Mayweather has taken some criticism for taking fights like this — against someone who really doesn’t know boxing — but his business partner disagrees.

^´ Did (Ali) get criticized the way Floyd does? No, no, ̄ Leonard Ellerbe told Mike Coppinger. ^Because their careers went in a different place and we¨re in a world that people criticize you and guess what, what Floyd has mastered: He gives two fucks what people think. ̄

^Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, ̄ Mayweather said. ^Nobody has to watch. Nobody has to pay. Do whatever makes you feel good, and I¨m gonna do what makes me feel good. ̄

By Chris Sprow

June 6, 2021 at 5:05 PM GMT

A couple different ways. You can order the fight through Showtime PPV, or you can go to and get it.

The cost? A cool $49.99

By Greg Rosenstein

June 6, 2021 at 2:13 AM GMT

Lance Pugmire asked Top Rank’s Brad Goodman his thoughts on Logan Paul. He isn’t high on him.

^Once he fights a real guy, I expect him to have serious problems, ̄ Goodman added. ^An MMA guy is not going to give him problems. Real, professional boxers are groomed to dissect that (wildness) with footwork, head movement, precision punching. A real guy won¨t get hit with those shots like that. ̄

By Greg Rosenstein

June 6, 2021 at 12:56 AM GMT

Floyd Mayweather weighed in at 155 pounds on Saturday night ahead of his exhibition against Logan Paul. The YouTube star, meanwhile, arrived at 189.5 pounds. The weight limit for Paul was 190 pounds while Mayweather could not be more than 160.

By Greg Rosenstein

June 5, 2021 at 8:14 PM GMT

Legendary fighter Roy Jones Jr. spoke with TMZ about Sunday’s matchup. He doesn’t like Paul’s chances.

“You’re talking about the greatest defensive fighter of all time,” Roy said to TMZ Sports … “so, it’s very hard to hit him … That being said, I don’t give the kid a chance.”

By Greg Rosenstein

June 5, 2021 at 6:10 PM GMT

Jim Lampley says Floyd Mayweather helped create Donald Trump

In a new story from Lance Pugmire, longtime boxing broadcaster Jim Lampley says former U.S. President Donald Trump used the Mayweather playbook.

“I would go so far to say that if you did not have Mayweather and the success that he created for himself in this arena, you might not have seen (Donald) Trump. Trump was in the boxing world. He took some of his lessons from Mayweather.”

By Greg Rosenstein

June 5, 2021 at 6:06 PM GMT

Undercard fighters weigh in

Yes, Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul is the main event on Sunday but we all know how that will go. Are you in the mood for some actual boxing? The undercard has it with two strong fights. Per Mike Coppinger, here’s how they weighed in on Saturday:

Badou Jack 177 pounds; Dervin Colina 176.4 poundsJarrett Hurd 158; Luis Arias 158.6 pounds

By Greg Rosenstein

June 5, 2021 at 5:58 PM GMT

Mike Coppinger and Lance Pugmire discussed Sunday’s fight — and the future of bouts like this — in a new episode of “The Pug and Copp Boxing Show.” Logan Paul also dropped by to discuss why he decided to enter boxing.

By Greg Rosenstein

June 5, 2021 at 12:41 AM GMT

Floyd is one of the best to ever put on a boxing glove. You think he needs to train seriously for Logan Paul? The answer is clearly no, and he let it be known during media interviews this week in Miami.

“I ain’t gotta use my A game, my B game, my C game. I can use my Z game,” Mayweather said Thursday at a promotional event for the fight. “Don’t even gotta hit him hard. Result’s going to be the same.”

Mayweather didn’t train hard for former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor when the two squared off in August 2017. It’ll be even less this time. The only question is how long he makes it interesting.

By Greg Rosenstein

June 5, 2021 at 12:37 AM GMT

Let’s get this out of the way: this is a ridiculous fight…and it’s why this is unsanctioned and not considered a professional bout. That said there are some rules in place:

No judges ringsideNo winner or loser by decisionKnockouts are allowedEight, three-minute rounds 10-ounce gloves will be used by both fighters

LOS ANGELES ! It¨s been clear this is the case for a while, but the playoffs have a way of magnifying and crystalizing situations, making them impossible to ignore.

Dallas needs a No. 2 star. Or a 1B to go with the guy they have.

The Mavericks have a franchise cornerstone superstar in Luka Doncic. He averaged 35.7 points, 10.3 assists, and shot 40.8% from 3 in the Mavs¨ seven-game series against the Clippers, and had 46 points in Game 7 despite Kawhi Leonard guarding him much of the day.

Kristaps Porzingis is not the No. 2 star that fits next to him for the Mavs. Dallas thought he would be when they traded for Porzingis in 2019, but it¨s clear now he¨s a No. 3 option on a contending team, at best. At least on this team where Doncic will dominate the ball. Even Porzingis is not sure of his fit.

^Yeah, I don¨t know, ̄ Porzingis said after Game 7 about his role with the team going forward. ^I haven¨t really been thinking about that. I¨ve been so in the moment´

^Of course, there¨s a little bit of mental battle because [how he was used this series is] not what I¨m used to doing and where I¨m most comfortable at. But I kind of went back a little bit to my mind, in my rookie year where just offensive rebound, play hard on defense, run the court, and do all the little things that how I can affect the game. And that¨s what I do in this series. ̄

Porzingis sees himself in a bigger role with the Mavs, with the ball in his hands more than happened in this series, and that is part of his ongoing frustration, reports Tim MacMahon of ESPN.

But Porzingis has been frustrated, often feeling more like an afterthought than a co-star as Doncic dominates the ball and the spotlight, sources told ESPN. Porzingis frequently made thinly veiled references during his postgame media availabilities, such as saying the ^ball actually moved tonight ̄ after high-scoring performances or stating that the offense didn¨t involve him on low-scoring nights.

Porzingis may want a bigger role, but he hasn¨t earned it. He has struggled to stay healthy ! he missed 29 games this season and 18 last season, mostly due to a torn meniscus, and he was out the entire season he was traded to Dallas with a torn ACL ! and those injuries have led to reduced mobility. He is not a 7¨3≦ defensive anchor in the paint, which is part of the reason Rick Carlisle went to Boban Marjanovic as a starter in the final games of the series against the Clippers (although that was mostly about offensive size to counter Clippers small ball).

Porzingis can put up numbers, he averaged 20.1 points and 8.9 rebounds a game this season. He just doesn¨t have much chemistry with Doncic, doesn¨t play great defense, and does not look like the No. 2 option Dallas needs. The Clippers went small this series and defended Porzingis with wing players, and he could not make them pay and switch out of it.

The Mavericks front office seemed to realize the issue and hoarded cap space to chase a second star this offseason in free agency. But with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Paul George, and others signing extensions to stay with their current team, this superstar-level talent in this free agency class dried up (Kawhi Leonard is technically going to be a free agent, but nobody around the league thinks he is leaving the Clippers).

Dallas will also find it difficult to trade Porzingis for another star. He has three years, $101.5 million remaining on his contract (the final year is a player option), not a deal other teams will take on for a big who has an injury history. Unless the Mavericks want to throw in a sweetener, but that defeats the purpose.

The Mavericks front office is going to have to be both creative and aggressive when the next disgruntled superstar player becomes available. Like a number of teams ! think a team in orange in blue that plays in New York ! they will monitor the situation with Bradley Beal in Washington, Damian Lillard in Portland, and everywhere else there is smoke around an unhappy superstar. But it¨s not easy to construct a trade or get to a scenario for Dallas to reel in that next star.

Easy or not, it¨s now the job of the front office for the Mavericks. They have one of the top five players in the world, but it¨s clear they need a second star to go with him ! and more depth around them on the roster ! to compete with the true contenders.

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