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Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather unofficial scorecard from exhibition fight

Floyd Mayweather was unable to knock out Logan Paul as the YouTube star clung on to hear the final bell.

The unlikely rivals met over eight rounds in an exhibition bout in Miami on Sunday night with Paul claiming a moral victory.

There was no official winner declared but Paul surprised the watching crowd by avoiding an embarrassing KO defeat.

There were also no judges and so no official scores were read out – although Mayweather comfortably out-landed his social media dance partner according to the punch stats.

Perhaps only Paul's incessant holding prevented a stoppage defeat at the hands of the five-weight world champion.

Here is our completely unofficial scorecard and round-by-round review…

Round 1

Nothing happens for 10 seconds before Paul sticks out a jab and well, misses. Paul is obviously towering over Mayweather who is just taking a look. Paul looks to go to the body as he follows Mayweather round the ring. He does manage a glancing blow to the body and then to the head.

Mayweather taps Paul's arm with his first 'scoring' shot and then jabs him on the button. Paul lunges in and misses with a left hand. Paul piles on the pressure, definitely landing an illegal shot or two, as Mayweather covers up and is pushed back across the ring. I'll give that to Paul for the 'banter'. 10-9 Paul


Round 2

Paul throws another unorthodox right as he attempts to make a dent on Mayweather. Surely just a matter of when the legend decidses to turn it on but for now he's content to allow Paul to work. The YouTube throws a right then holds on. A jab lands from Paul. A quiet round but the YouTuber at least threw something. 10-9 Paul

Round 3

Mayweather coming forward more in this round, perhaps he's thinking about stepping up the pace. Paul lands an uppercut which Mayweather laughs off. The smaller man lunges with a right hand but Paul holds on. The pair end up in a clinch before Paul again struggles to judge his distance. Mayweather connects late on and this might not go much longer. 9-10 Mayweather

Round 4

Mayweather marching forward now looking to land his left hook. Paul responds to be fair and he's hanging in well enough. Paul throws a right but is countered by a big left hook. A right hand lands from Mayweather as Paul begins to take some punishment. He's holding on whenever he can which makes sense given his size, and he makes it to the halfway point. 9-10 Mayweather

Round 5

Mayweather is caught with a right but then lands a left to keep Paul in check. Mayweather now cutting the ring off at will as he hunts his prey. Again the YouTuber clings on whenever he can but he ships a right uppercut in the centre of the ring. The referee warns Paul to stop holding and then a left connects from Mayweather. Three to go… 9-10 Mayweather


Round 6

Not sure many thought we would still be going at this stage to be honest. Does Mayweather want to finish this? It's not going to be that easy with Paul holding at every oportunity. Mayweather swings and misses with his right. He might struggle to finish this to be honest… six minutes to go. 9-10 Mayweather

Round 7

Paul does attempt to make some inroads on Mayweather as he uses his size advantage. Mayweather seems frustrated at his opponent's tactics and he's running out of time to put a conclusive end to this. Three minutes to go… 9-10 Mayweather

Round 8

The rivals touch gloves and Paul has three minutes to claim a moral victory. He tries to throw his jab out but remains content to hold, he's not going to take any risks now. Into the final minute and Paul is still coming forward for what it's worth. Into the last 30 seconds… and Paul is showboating now… and it's all over! The final bell rings! 9-10 Mayweather

UNOFFICIAL SCORE: MAYWEATHER 78-74 PAUL

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