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Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul purse: How much money will they make for boxing exhibition?

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Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul purse: How much money will they make for boxing exhibition?

Logan Paul’s fight vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. is set to earn the YouTube star enough money to retire on — which he very well could do.

The elder Paul brother, 0-1 in his professional boxing career, is set to take on “Money” in an exhibition bout on Sunday in Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Gardens, Fla.).

“I’m going to knock (Mayweather) out and become the greatest boxer on the planet. Then I’m going to retire and not give Floyd the rematch … He doesn’t know who he’s getting in the ring with,” Paul said Saturday (via Showtime). “He really thinks I’m a YouTuber. He really thinks I’m a fake fighter.”

MORE: Everything to know about Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Logan Paul

Paul’s lone professional fight was a split-decision loss to fellow YouTuber KSI, whom Paul had beaten previously in an exhibition match. Mayweather, meanwhile, is 50-0 all-time with 27 knockouts. His last fight was in August 2017, a 10th-round TKO of UFC legend Conor McGregor. “Money” also made quick work of kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in a Dec. 31, 2018, exhibition match.

Regardless of who wins on Sunday, both fighters are expected to make some serious money for their exhibition. Here’s everything you need to know about their match:

How much will Logan Paul earn vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.?

Mayweather-Paul has no official payout figures, though both fighters have commented on how much money they believe is on the table with the $49.99 pay-per-view subscription.

According to a report from sportingfee.com, Paul is expected to receive a $250,000 base salary, plus 10 percent of pay-per-view shares. The YouTube star suggested in a May 11 interview with TMZ that he could make as much as $20 million dollars from the fight. Based on his estimation and SportingFree’s report, that would mean the fight rakes in at least $200 million in PPV dollars.

How much will Floyd Mayweather Jr. earn vs. Logan Paul?

SportingFree reported Mayweather was guaranteed $10 million in base salary and 50 percent pay-per-view shares — a considerable amount more than Paul is expected to make. Like his opponent, Mayweather also speculated the amount of money he stood to make in a March 15 interview with the Disruptive Entrepreneur podcast:

“I can fight a fighter right now and I can guarantee myself $35 million,” Mayweather said. “I can eventually probably make $50 million, for just a regular fight. Or me and Logan Paul can go out, entertain, have fun and make nine figures, $100 million or more.

“$35 million for 12 rounds or $100 million for six rounds — big difference.”

Subtracting his reported guarantee of $10 million, that would mean Mayfield expects the fight to make roughly $180 million in pay-per-view dollars — not too far off Paul’s estimation.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Logan Paul fight salaries

None of the fight salaries on the Mayweather-Paul card is public knowledge. The Badou Jack-Jean Pascal was set to be an enticing and lucrative co-main event, though it has been postponed since Pascal failed a PED test and backed out of the fight.

With that, here is the full undercard, sans Jack-Pascal:

  • Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Logan Paul
  • Jarrett Hurd vs. Luis Arias
  • Chad Johnson vs. Brian Maxwell

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Chris Paul, NBA Twitter react to Deandre Ayton’s game-winning dunk in Suns vs. Clippers

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Chris Paul, NBA Twitter react to Deandre Ayton's game-winning dunk in Suns vs. Clippers

Deandre Ayton was the hero for the Suns in their Game 2 win over the Clippers.

With less than a second left on the clock, the Suns were down one point and had just 0.9 seconds to get a shot off. Jae Crowder inbounded the ball on the baseline under the Suns’ basket and found Ayton cutting to the hoop.

Ayton threw it down. The play took just 0.2 seconds off the clock and sealed the 104-103 win for the Suns.

Here’s a look at the amazing finish.

Ayton and Crowder deserve a bulk of the credit, but Devin Booker had an impact on the finish as well. His physical screen on Ivica Zubac — who is seven inches taller and 35 pounds heavier than Booker — gave Ayton just enough space to get open off the cut and throw down the dunk.

And Booker put his body on the line despite playing with a bloodied nose that required stitches after an inadvertent hit from Patrick Beverley earlier in the game.

The Suns’ finish thrilled Phoenix fans as well as the team’s star point guard Chris Paul, who missed his second straight game in the NBA’s health and safety protocols. He took time to celebrate the victory on Twitter and praised coach Monty Williams for his “big-time play call.”

Indeed, it was a nice play call, and Williams made sure Ayton was prepared to dunk immediately after catching the ball.

“DA — if he throws it, you gotta try to dunk it,” Williams said. “Okay?”

Ayton was ready and obliged. As a result of his make, NBA Twitter erupted and celebrated the exciting end to yet another tightly-contested playoff battle. 

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How Suns perfectly executed game-winning play — and why goaltending didn’t apply on Deandre Ayton’s dunk

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How Suns perfectly executed game-winning play — and why goaltending didn't apply on Deandre Ayton's dunk

Back in December 2017, the Suns and Grizzlies found themselves in a down-to-the-wire contest. Phoenix had the ball with just 0.6 seconds on the clock and the game tied at 97.

So what did then-Suns coach Jay Triano do? He unveiled a play that he had kept in his back pocket for years.

MORE: Chris Paul reacts to Deandre Ayton’s game-winning dunk

While standing on the sideline near the Grizzlies’ bench, Dragan Bender threw a pass toward Tyson Chandler that floated directly above the rim, giving Chandler the opportunity to slam it through the bottom of the net. Wait, you can do that?

“You cannot goaltend a ball that isn’t going to count,” Triano told reporters after the game.

More than three years later, Triano’s words were once again ringing throughout Phoenix Suns Arena. Coach Monty Williams drew up a similar play on Tuesday night, and his players executed it perfectly to give the Suns a stunning 104-103 win over the Clippers and a 2-0 series lead in the Western Conference finals.

Look at this beauty:

OK, let’s break down what NBA TV’s Matt Winer called “The Valley Oop.” (Great work, Matt).

First, notice the positioning of DeMarcus Cousins. Clippers coach Tyronn Lue made a smart move by putting Cousins on Jae Crowder in order to make an inbound pass more difficult, but Cousins is squared up to Crowder, opening up the passing lane Crowder needs.

As for the action in the paint, Devin Booker sets a terrific screen on Ivica Zubac, allowing Deandre Ayton to break free. Could Nicolas Batum have bumped Ayton and recovered? Possibly, but he is understandably concerned with leaving Booker.

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Once Ayton gets a step on Zubac running toward the basket, it’s on Crowder to put the ball in a spot in which Ayton can score. As you can see from the angle below, Crowder just narrowly avoids the backboard. The placement here is simply incredible.

“That’s definitely Jae’s game-winner,” Ayton said after the game.

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Now, you may still be asking, “But why isn’t that a goaltending violation?”

As the NBA explained in its Last Two Minute Report from that December 2017 game, “Goaltending rules do not apply because (Chandler) makes contact with the ball off of a throw-in and not a live ball that has already legally been touched on the playing court.” Scott Foster, who served as the crew chief on Tuesday, offered the same explanation when asked about Ayton’s dunk.

Sometimes less than a second can be all the time in the world. Just ask any Suns fan.

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Clippers’ Paul George misses crucial free throws in stunning Game 2 loss to Suns

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Clippers' Paul George misses crucial free throws in stunning Game 2 loss to Suns

The box score from Tuesday’s Suns-Clippers game — a pivotal Game 2 win for Phoenix in the Western Conference finals — will show Paul George had a decent game.

Twenty-six points, on 10-of-23 shooting; six assists; six rebounds; and 5-of-10 shooting from the free throw line. He also scored his team’s last six points, all within the last minute, to help the Clippers to a 103-102 lead with just 8.2 seconds remaining.

The only stats that ultimately mattered in the Clippers’ 104-103 loss, however, were the final two free throws George — a career 84.7-percent free throw shooter — missed. They ultimately allowed Phoenix a chance at an unbelievable comeback victory, which may prove costly even as the series heads back to LA.

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Had George sunk both of those shots, the Suns would have needed a 3-pointer just to send the game to overtime. Had he sunk even one shot, they would have needed a 2-pointer. But he missed both, allowing the Suns to win on an inbound dunk with less than a second remaining:

Credit to Deandre Ayton, Jae Crowder and the Suns. That play will go down as one of the top plays in NBA playoffs history. But every heartbreaking loss needs a goat, and no one fits the bill better than “Playoff P,” who could have secured a win for his team with the simplest of basketball scoring plays.

Here’s the bright side for the Clippers, if there is one: They have already overcome 2-0 deficits in each of their first two series against the Mavericks and Jazz, respectively. That’s likely a cold comfort as George and Co. head back to LA, however. The scathing Twitter comments aimed at George likely won’t do anything to help, either:

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