Boxing-Paul channels fictional boxer Rocky and goes distance against Mayweather
By Editor - Sun Jun 06, 11:30 pm
With no judges ringside the bout did not count on either fighter's record but if there was a winner on a rainy night at Miami's Hard Rock stadium it would have to have been Paul who, with a record of 0-1, managed to survive eight rounds against a boxer regarded as one of the greatest of all-time. Despite giving up 35 pounds (16 kg), six inches (15.2 cm) and 18-years, Mayweather provided Paul with a boxing lesson but could not deliver the knockout many had expected to see. Instead Paul showed he could take a punch-absorbing punishment, particularly in the middle rounds, as the 44-year-old Mayweather went on the attack.