Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul ‘could see their pay-per-view wallets SLASHED’, with fans demanding refunds after Showtime’s app crashed…
Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul could reportedly be missing out on a significant amount of money as their pay-per-view discounts may take a hit after Showtime’s streaming app crashes.
The eight-round demonstration fight in Miami, which ended without a winner after going the full distance, was broadcast on the broadcaster’s streaming app, but a slew of North American fight fans were unable to watch.
The US television network is now asking fans to head to their website to request a refund after angry gamblers – who paid £35 ($49.99) – to watch the eight-round exhibition get their money back. demanded.
Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul’s PPV wallets could take a hit after the Showtime app crashes
Showtime advises fans to visit their website if they want to request a refund
It’s unclear how many paying customers were affected by the technical issues, but it could cost Showtime thousands if refunds are issued.
according to The sun, that could affect what Mayweather and Paul would receive from their share of the pay-per-view revenue.
Sports post has contacted Showtime for comment.
Mayweather, 44, claimed he could earn a whopping $100 million (£71 million) in total from the fight, while Paul would reportedly earn in the region of $26 million (£14 million) when PPV figures and all the others were accounted for.
Official scholarship figures are usually made public by the Sanctions Commission, but the Florida State Boxing Commission has not released any because it was an exhibition.
Either way, both men will walk away with eight-figure paychecks.
Mayweather, who was never beaten in the ring when he retired with a 50-0 professional record, admitted this could be his last fight after failing to take out YouTube sensation Paul.
YouTube star Paul managed to avoid defeat when he spent the full eight rounds with Mayweather
Both Paul and Mayweather will walk away with handsome eight-figure paychecks
After the fight, he said, “I’m not going to perform like I was 19, it’s all about growth and aging. I can’t fight like when I fought people like (Arturo) Gatti and people like that. It’s sad that (Manny) Pacquiao is coming out to fight again.
“I could have pushed really hard, but it was fun. His whole goal was to survive and that was a win for him. If he’s happy, then so be it. In the history books I will always be the greatest.
‘Shall I make a comeback? Absolutely not. I quit boxing. I probably won’t do any more exhibitions either.
“If he had fought more, it wouldn’t have taken eight rounds. I’m just blessed to build a legacy and build a fortune with it. I’ve made some smart investments and everything has been paid for. We did what we had to do tonight.’