Floyd Mayweather accused of lying after making Logan Paul first-round boast

Floyd Mayweather has been criticised for claiming he could have knocked out Logan Paul in one round if their exhibition bout was a "real fight".

Mayweather returned to the ring for the first time in over two years in June when he went the distance with Paul in an eight-round exhibition fight

The fight – in which no winner was declared – sold over one million buys on pay-per-view and brought in more than $50 million in revenue.

Mayweather boasted about earning $100 million from the fight and labelled it as a "legalised bank robbery".

And the five-weight world champion said if the fight was "real" it would have been a "blowout".

"I did an exhibition with the YouTuber Logan Paul. We had fun," Mayweather said.

"People have gotta know, there's a difference between a real fight and an exhibition. All I did was work out from time to time.

"If it was a real fight, it would've been a blowout in the first round."

He has since been accused of lying by Jake Paul's promotional company, Most Valuable Promotions.

"You lost your hat and you lie now? Weak," they wrote on Instagram.

Jake Paul got into a scuffle with Mayweather after stealing his hat at a press conference to promote the exhibition fight.

The 24-year-old was left with a black eye after the altercation in which Mayweather threatened to "kill" him.

Logan has campaigned for a second fight with Mayweather despite landing just 28 punches across the eight rounds of their June meeting.

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He told TMZ: "Let me ask you what you'd rather see – Jake Paul vs Floyd or me vs Floyd again?

"Because, let me tell you something, if I fight Floyd again, I promise I'll knock him out.

"I've got him figured out. I got it. At the end of the eighth round he was breathing heavy, I was coming alive.

"It's going to be a 10 or 12-round fight, if we run it back, and this time I finish him."

Logan has been linked with an exhibition fight against heavyweight legend Mike Tyson as the former champion prepares for a ring return in February.

But the YouTube star is undecided on the fight as he doesn't want to "beat up" one of his "heroes" in Tyson.

"Can I be honest with you? It’s like I’d love to fight Mike Tyson because it’s a legacy thing and I think I beat him, I really do," he told Behind The Gloves.

"If I beat Mike Tyson, you know, a living legend, the narrative is you beat up an old man.

"And I have to beat up one of my heroes. That kind of sucks."

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