Promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom felt Floyd Mayweather 'looked terrible' in Sunday's exhibition fight with Youtube star Logan Paul.
Mayweather, 44-years-old, retired from boxing in 2017 with a perfect 50-0 record after stopping UFC superstar Conor McGregor in ten rounds.
At the Hard Rock Stadium, Mayweather went the full eight round distance with the 26-year-old Paul, who came in with a single pro fight on his record.
It was Hearn who gave Logan Paul his big pro boxing break - when he headlined a Matchroom event in Los Angeles in 2019. Paul would lose a controversial six round split decision to Youtube rival KSI.
Hearn was not a fan of Sunday's match, with Mayweather now being much older and significantly smaller than Paul - who entered the ring with at least a 40-pound weight advantage.
“This never felt comfortable for me, the person this looked worse on than anybody, and he probably doesn’t care, is Floyd Mayweather. He looked quite terrible. If you're a young fan, you see Floyd Mayweather last night you go, ‘He was the best ever?' I know that Logan Paul was hugging around, but I don't know, I always said from the outside it was a bad look for the sport," Hearn told the DAZN Boxing Show.
"I don’t mind Jake Paul against Tyron Woodley, he’s taking the sport seriously. They’re on a similar level.”
Hearn expected a lot more tickets to be sold to the event - but he believes the contest did very well on pay-per-view.
"What’s happened to the world? I didn’t stay up to watch, I woke up in the night to check my Twitter. I couldn't believe how few tickets they sold. It’s kind of weird. I’m sure it performed well on pay-per-view but it looked like there was nobody there," Hearn said.
"That was my first thought. I just saw some clips and I’m like, ‘What has happened?’ It caused some interesting debate. I saw Ricky Hatton say he was quite appalled. Being a promoter I’ve learned not to criticize too badly because you never know what you’re going to do in the future.”