Floyd Mayweather’s ‘faux fight’ against Logan Paul further trivialises a sport under scrutiny – The Times

Floyd Mayweather Jr is coming out of retirement to fight a man who once courted controversy by tasering dead rats. You might think they are flogging a dead horse too, but the sad truth is that millions will watch this stuff.

We are living in the age of the exhibition bout and the celebrity match-up. Mayweather’s last official fight was against Conor McGregor, who you may recall is not a boxer. Mayweather won. “He seals his place in boxing history,” roared the Sky commentator that night. World titles in five weight classes were not enough.

Mayweather then took on Tenshin Nasukawa, a Japanese kickboxer who had the disadvantage of being two stone lighter and not very good. Mayweather said that he thought he had

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