Logan Paul issues angry response to claim he was knocked out by Floyd Mayweather

Logan Paul has furiously denied claims he was knocked out during his fight with Floyd Mayweather.

Footage circulating online yesterday suggested the YouTube star blacked out during the exhibition bout but was carried to the final bell by the ring legend.

Conspiracy theorists claimed Mayweather later admitted he had wanted the bout to go the eight-round distance 'for fun'.

But Paul has dismissed any suggestion that he was ever hurt during the contest.

"The morning after the fight, not too shabby for fighting the best," he said on Instagram. "I’m seeing this narrative going around where there’s one part of the fight where Floyd punched me and I kind of leaned down a little bit.

"It looks like I kind of went limp, and people are trying to spin it and say that he knocked me out and caught me, and kept me up to keep the fight going to the eighth round.

"Shut the f*** up, just shut the f*** up, stop trying to discredit what happened last night.

"Make no mistake, he got a lot of good punches in. There’s a couple of photos where I got f***ed up a couple of shots.

"I didn’t know my face could make that shape, but I was never rocked, and I never blacked out, never obviously got knocked out. He never held up, he tried to take me out but he couldn’t. It was great."

Mayweather was widely expected to stop Paul given the huge disparity in ability and experience.

But Paul was able to use his size advantage to clinch and smother Mayweather at every opportunity.

And afterwards, Paul said "I don't want anyone to tell me anything is impossible ever again.

"The fact that I got in here with one of the greatest boxers of all time, it proves the odds can be beat. Anyone can beat the odds and do great things in life. This is one of the greatest nights of my life, I'm happy."

Mayweather added: "Even without much experience, he knew to use his weight to tie me up tonight.

"I had fun tonight. I thank all the fans who came out, you're all unbelievable."

Paul also hinted that he is ready to fight on despite having already shared the ring with a legend – and this time he wants a KO.

And his manager Guadalupe Valencia told ESPN: "We have to see what makes the most financial sense, but it's going to be something big.

"Everything he does from this moment forward, he's the 'A' side. It's always going to be big. That's just the way it is. That's just the reality after today.

"The next fight is going to be bigger; bigger than Floyd. He went eight rounds with Floyd. His next fight is going to be even bigger, because now he's the person they want to see fight.

"I don't know what Floyd is doing next, but people want to see what Logan is doing next."

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