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Floyd Mayweather ignored calls to knock Logan Paul out as he ‘did not wish to harm’ YouTuber, boxing legend’s cousin says

FLOYD MAYWEATHER ignored calls to knock Logan Paul out as he ‘did not wish to harm’ the YouTube star.

That was revealed his cousin, Dejuan Blake, who has been a part of the boxing legend’s camp since 2002.

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Logan Paul took Floyd Mayweather the distanceCredit: Getty

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Dejuan Blake, center, watches on as Floyd Mayweather trainsCredit: @dejuanblake

Paul scored an enormous ethical victory in June as he survived all eight rounds in his exhibition with Mayweather in opposition to the chances.

And after avoiding a KO loss there was no winner declared – however that’s the method Mayweather needed it.

Blake instructed SunSport: “He did not wish to harm Logan Paul.

“As soon as once more, it is an exhibition, like Floyd stated, he isn’t a boxer, why would he need him to get harm and never be capable of go residence and discuss to his household.

“One punch might change the sport, why would he wish to harm him like that?”

Mayweather, 44, was a grasp in defence in the course of the second half of his profession and sometimes acquired criticism for his safety-first method.

“One punch might change the sport, why would he wish to harm him like that?”

Floyd Mayweather’s cousin on Logan Paul battle

However he at all times referenced avoiding his uncle Roger’s aggressive model, which later affected the boxing’s coach’s well being, proper up till his demise final yr.

Inflicting ache on Paul, who had boxed solely TWICE beforehand, was not a part of Mayweather’s plan, regardless of how a lot trash discuss there had been.

Blake stated: “Lots of people stated, ‘You must knock him out for all of the s*** he is speaking’.

“However on the finish of the day, Floyd loves the game that he is been concerned in, however he additionally hates what comes with the injury that comes after the game is over.”

Blake, a boxing supervisor who works with Mayweather, additionally goes again a great distance with Paul, 26, having met him earlier than in 2018 in Las Vegas.

On the time, the social media sensation was seeking to battle on-line rival KSI and needed Showtime to broadcast it.

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Floyd Mayweather’s cousin Dejuan Blake with Logan Paul in 2018Credit: @dejuanblake

It will definitely fell by way of, with the pair boxing to a draw on YouTube pay-per-view, earlier than rematching on DAZN within the US and Sky Sports activities Field Workplace within the UK.

Regardless of the failed talks with Showtime, it was an eye-opening expertise for Blake, who was unaware of Paul, or his large following.

He defined: “Again then, we did not understand how a lot the world watches these YouTubers.

“I got here exterior of the rattling studio and there was a bunch of youngsters ready exterior for Logan Paul. I used to be like,’ S***, this child is large.”

Showtime had been later satisfied to hitch the Logan Paul enterprise, investing within the exhibition with Mayweather, who additionally promoted the occasion.

Blake stated: “Floyd being loyal to the businesses he is been loyal to for thus lengthy, he stated the battle should occur on Showtime.”

‘IT WAS A SUCCESS’

Regardless of no KO ending, Mayweather and Paul’s collective fanbase nonetheless got here along with greater than 1million PPV buys.

Mayweather, who was outweighed by TWO STONE, boasted of the ‘legalised financial institution theft’ which he claimed pocketed him $100MILLION.

Blake added: “Floyd is nearer to his 50s than he’s his 20s and he was capable of capitalise on that technology, that youth, that younger crowd.

“It was a terrific expertise, a terrific occasion. We did nice numbers for a non-professional battle, it was a hit.”

Mayweather now seems content material in retirement, travelling the world in his non-public jet.

However for Blake the work doesn’t cease, persevering with to handle boxers and MMA fighters, a few of which Mayweather promotes.

And he has even landed a few of his MMA steady contracts with the UFC.

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Blake revealed: “I am nonetheless with boxing, however now we’re venturing off into MMA. 

“Mayweather Promotions even have a few occasions arising, however we do not know the dates but. 

“We’re within the course of of constructing these guys who we have now on our steady.” 

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Floyd Mayweather praised Logan Paul after their exhibitionCredit: Amanda Westcott

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