Floyd Mayweather to earn nine-figure purse from Logan Paul fight

Floyd Mayweather is poised to earn a nine-figure sum from his fight with Logan Paul, who he claims is more famous than any boxer.

The undefeated 50-0 star is set to take on the social media sensation later this year.

Mayweather and Paul were supposed to fight on February 20, but the bout was postponed and a new date is yet to be announced.

The 44-year-old has highlighted his opponent's profile in an interview with entrepreneur Rob Moore.

He said: "Name another boxer, besides myself, that's more famous than Logan Paul?"

Mayweather then explained how his earnings will be heightened if he takes on Paul, rather than a professional boxer.

He could make a guaranteed $35million (£25m) to fight any regular boxer.

But an exhibition contest will earn him $65m more, as he projected he will make $100m (£72m) against Paul.

Mayweather said: "I prefer to still go out, entertain and have fun.

"Just because I go out and entertain, have fun, doesn't mean that I still want to fight 12 rounds.

"I think we got a six round exhibition and I think it's going to be very entertaining, and the people are going to love it.

"We've got to look at 35 million for 12 rounds or 100 million for six rounds, big difference, big difference.

"And I can't really say what the numbers are going to be. How much money I'm going to make, or how much Logan Paul is going to make.

"But we're talking about projecting, we've always got to talk about what it's projected to make."

Mayweather's last fight came in 2018, when he beat featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in another exhibition.

His last professional bout came a year earlier when he beat UFC star Conor McGregor in Las Vegas.

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