Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul ‘could see their pay-per-view purses SLASHED’, with fans demanding refunds after Showtime’s app crashed… but both will still walk away with eight-figure pay cheques!
The eight-round exhibition fight in Miami, which ended with no victor after it went the full distance, was being aired on the broadcaster’s streaming app, but a slew of North American fight fans were unable to watch.
The American Television network are now asking fans to go to their website to request a refund after angry punters – who shelled out £35 ($49.99) – to watch the eight-round exhibition demanded their money back.
Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul’s PPV purses could take a hit after Showtime app crashed
Showtime are advising fans to visit their website if they want to request a refund
Twitter user Lincoln W said: ‘The stream never worked even though I paid 50 for it. Need my money back asap. Refund everyone who you failed tonight.’
Another called Matthew Slater said: ‘Never buying a showtime boxing event again! horrible servers. We want refunds!’
‘@Showtime when am i getting my refund for the 3 missed fights on the paul vs mayweather ppv because y’all decided to scam everyone who bought the fight including me?,’ wrote another Twitter user.
It is unclear how many paying customers were impacted by the technical difficulties but it could end up costing Showtime thousands if refunds are issued.
According to The Sun, that could affect what Mayweather and Paul were due to receive from their share of the pay-per-view revenue.
Sportsmail has contacted Showtime for comment.
Mayweather, 44, claimed he could earn as much as $100million (£71m) in total from the fight while Paul reportedly was set to earn in the region of $26m (£14m) when PPV figures and everything else was accounted for.
Official purse figures are usually made public by the sanctioning commission, but the Florida State Boxing Commission hasn’t released any because it was an exhibition.
Regardless both men will be walking away with eight-figure pay cheques.
Mayweather, who was never beaten in the ring as he retired with a 50-0 record as a professional, admitted that this could be the last time he fights after failing to knock out YouTube sensation Paul.
YouTube star Paul managed to avoid defeat as he went the full eight rounds with Mayweather
Both Paul and Mayweather will walk away with handsome eight-figure pay cheques
Speaking after the fight, he said: ‘I am 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 (Manny) Pacquiao is coming out to fight again.
‘I could have pressed really hard but it was fun. His whole goal was to survive and that was a win for him. If he’s happy, so be it. In the history books I will always be the greatest.
‘Will I make a comeback? Absolutely not. I have retired from the sport of boxing. I probably won’t do an exhibition again either.
‘If he would have fought more, it wouldn’t have lasted eight rounds. I am just blessed to build a legacy and build a fortune from it. I have made some smart investments and everything is paid for. We did what we had to do tonight.’