KSI addresses Mayweather vs. Logan Paul rumors: “This ain’t happening”
By Allan Fox: KSI says Floyd Mayweather Jr won’t be fighting Youtube celebrity, Logan Paul. Those rumors are pure bunk as far as Youtuber KSI is concerned.
He doesn’t see why boxing Hall of Famer Mayweather Jr (50-0, 27 KOs) would want to fight Logan when he just finished beating him last November in his debut in the squared circle.
If Mayweather, 43, is going to fight anybody, the 27-year-old cruiserweight KSI (1-0) feels it should be him because he beat Paul by a six-round split decision on November 9th last year in Los Angeles, California.
Logan and KSI looked horrible
KSI, whose real name is Olajide Olayinka Williams “JJ” Olatunji, looked wild and unschooled in his unimpressive victory over Paul. The judges didn’t have much to choose from between him and Logan.
They both looked beatable against even the worst professional fighter, and it’s embarrassing that Mayweather would even contemplate fighting one of them.
“This ain’t happening. Why the f*** would Mayweather say yes to this?” said KSI on his Youtube channel. “I was A-side, surely Mayweather would just wanna fight the winner.
Why would Mayweather want to fight second best when he could just easily fight the best?”
The only logical reason why Mayweather would want to fight Logan is that he possibly perceived him as more popular than KSI. If Logan has more followers on social media than KSI, then that would explain why Mayweather would want to fight.
Additionally, Logan has a brother, who is also a Youtube celebrity, Jake Paul, and he’s someone that can actually fight. If Mayweather beats Logan, the selling point for another easy fight would be Jake facing him for a revenge match. It’s entirely pathetic, but the casual boxing fans and Logan and Jake’s loyal followers would likely order the fights with Mayweather on pay-per-view.
If Mayweather cared about boxing, he wouldn’t take the fight against Logan. Obviously, you can’t keep a person like Mayweather from earning a living, but it would look bad if he stooped to the level where he was fighting Youtube celebrities.
Since retiring from boxing in 2015, Mayweather has come back twice to face MMA fighters Conor McGregor in 2017 and Tenshin Nasukawa in 2018. Neither fight was even remotely competitive.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission sanctioned the Mayweather-McGregor fight, which they took a lot of heat for. McGregor had never fought as a pro or an amateur in boxing, and yet the Nevada Commission sanctioned the fight.
That was one of those things where you just wonder what was going through their heads to sanction a mismatch like that.
At least McGregor was previously fighting in the UFC, which takes some of the taints away. But if Mayweather vs. Logan Paul were to be sanctioned as a pro fight, that would look really bad.
“Also, Logan can’t sell tickets like me,” KSI continued. “We all remember how well his challenge game sold. Whenver I do events like the cyber football match. We sell thousands of tickets.
“I’m the bigger draw when it comes to boxing because I’m the one that defeated the one that started it, and I defeated Logan Paul himself.
“So why would Mayweather want to fight second best when he could easily fight the best,” said KSI.
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