UPDATE: Mayweather Promotions announced the new date for the fight: June 6
Believe it or not ladies and gentlemen, YouTube star Logan Paul has pulled things off and will be taking on arguably the best boxer of all time: Floyd Mayweather. The two will face off on June 6. Who will win? In this piece, we break down the Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul odds and picks for you.
Floyd Mayweather is a massive favorite to take down Logan Paul
As you might imagine, Floyd Mayweather is a massive favorite to take down Logan Paul. The fact that the two are even fighting is a bit of a joke, as Paul is a YouTube star and has limited fighting experience. Mayweather is one of the best ever to enter the ring, and has a 50-0 record to back that up.
Entering his tilt with Paul, Mayweather has -2000 odds and Paul is at +900, according to the latest boxing odds. That tells you the story, as the Vegas sportsbooks are letting you know that Paul has a prayer in trying to take down Mayweather. While this is an exhibition, you already know that Mayweather is going to put on a show.
Paul and his brother have been talking plenty of trash too, which is only going to motivate Mayweather to shut him up early on. While Mayweather has been enjoying retirement, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t still have the itch to get back into the ring and put the gloves on. This of course is bad news for Paul.
If you decide you want to lay down a bet on this exhibition match, you’d be a darn fool to put any money on Paul. Mayweather will make easy work of him and probably end the fight in the early rounds. Mayweather is the no-brainer pick for us here at Vegas Betting and he should be for you as well.
Which round will Floyd Mayweather defeat Logan Paul?
On paper, again, these two have no business fighting. It really feels like a publicity stunt, but hey, it is what it is. With that being said, which round will Floyd Mayweather defeat Logan Paul? There’s just no way Paul wins this and Mayweather’s odds tell you that from the start.
The odds for the fight to go the distance have been released, with it scheduled to go all the way being listed at -175, with things ending early getting set at +130. You’d have to think that Mayweather will surely get things done early. Paul lasting eight rounds with one of the best to ever do it? No way.
Because it’s an exhibition, you’ll probably see the two have a little bit of fun with things at the start, which is the only reason we’re not picking Mayweather to end this one with a first-round knockout. In normal circumstances, if a fighter of Mayweather’s caliber was facing a celebrity, it’d be over at the start.
Again, though, because it’s an exhibition, things will be a little different this time around. Regardless, Mayweather is simply too great of a fighter to let this thing go on past 3-4 rounds. If you’re in the betting mood and want to place a wager on which round things will end, our pick is either Round 3 or Round 4, with it definitely not going all the way.
There are plenty of fun Mayweather-Paul prop bets for fans to take a look at
With this exhibition match already generating plenty of buzz, there are plenty of fun Mayweather-Paul prop bets for fans to take a look at. As you might imagine, there are some head-turning options for you to view.
At the top of the list, everyone is asking themselves if Paul will at some point end up getting knocked down. The odds of that happening have come in, with the Vegas sportsbooks giving that prop bet -200 odds. While Mayweather may not be the biggest guy in the world, he’s got great power.
Another fun prop bet would be whether or not the total number of pay-per-view purchases will eclipse the three million mark. From this chair, we most certainly think that will be the case. Paul is one of the most famous YouTubers in the world and he has a large following. Between that and Mayweather’s popularity, countless folks will want to see the two go to battle.
If you’re looking for something else to bet on, how about whether or not UFC legend Conor McGregor will be on hand to watch the two dance. Remember, Mayweather and McGregor previously fought, with the Money Mayweather taking him down via a TKO. McGregor being on hand has +250 odds, with -400 odds on him skipping the event. If you feel confident in any of these odds, go ahead and make a pick.