blasted the Logan Paul-Floyd Mayweather Jr. boxing
match for the constant clinches, but one of their ring hugs
piqued the interest of some news
outlets (see video below).
The New York
Post's For the Win and USA Today's For the Win both chastised Mayweather for possibly reviving Paul after he had knocked him out.
In the video that sparked the allegations, Mayweather punched YouTuber Paul in the head with a few seconds left in the round, causing Paul to go limp and Mayweather to “appear to hold him up off the floor, preventing a knockdown or, perhaps, a knockout
,” according to the Post.
The video was labeled "suspicious" by the tabloid, which also speculated that the eight-round exhibition "may have gone so far as to be fixed."
“Did Mayweather knock out Paul, and then did Mayweather try to keep the fight going by holding up his opponent?” For the Win inquired.
Despite what fans saw, Jake Paul
(also a YouTuber and boxer) declared victory for his brother, despite the fact that Mayweather, the former undefeated champion, was “outclassed” by the social media
star, according to the Associated Press
, among other outlets.
The match was an exhibition with no score.