Floyd Mayweather willing to fight YouTuber Logan Paul
By Allan Fox: In a huge hint that we could soon be seeing another one of Floyd Mayweather’s mismatches against a person with no background in boxing, he dished out a warning to Youtuber Logan Paul, saying that he’ll give him “the same treatment” that he gave UFC star Conor McGregor.
Mayweather and Logan traded comments on social media earlier on Thursday. Floyd said he would “muzzle” the 25-year-old Logan Paul before he goes over to Japan for his next exhibition match, which is supposed to be taking place later this month.
If Mayweather plans to continue to hawk his exhibition mismatches to the gullible public, he would be better off steering clear of using Logan Paul.
Will fans pay to watch Mayweather vs. Logan Paul?
It would be such a terrible fight if Mayweather fought him, it would likely result in fans steering clear of his exhibition matches permanently.
Given that fans were willing to watch Mayweather fight Conor McGregor, it’s very likely that they would purchase a fight between Floyd and Paul. As the saying goes, “There’s a sucker born every minute.”
It’s quite possible that Mayweather and Paul could peddle their fight to fans. They might want to stand clear in the aftermath when the fight fails to entertain, and the fans wind up being hopping mad at getting little entertainment value for their hard-earned money.
With Logan Paul’s 5.7 million followers on Twitter and Mayweather’s 7.8 million followers, they could sell their fight to them.
Unless this is a ‘going out of business’ type of fight for Mayweather before permanently giving up on fighting, he should not fight Logan.
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) November 19, 2020
Paul got Mayweather worked up with a recent comment that he made about him. It’s pretty clear that Logan is trying to talk his way into a fight with Mayweather, but he doesn’t have the background for the fight to be taken seriously.
“If I caught Floyd in a real fight? I’d whup him. MMA? I’d whup him. The only place Floyd is safe is the boxing ring,” said Logan Paul.
“I would fight Floyd any time, any place. If I caught Floyd with one punch, I would snap him in half.
“I’m eight inches taller, 40lbs heavier, half his age, two times as hunger, 10 times as smart.”
Logan Paul lost his pro debut in 2019
Despite having no boxing background, Paul turned pro in 2019. Subsequently, he lost a six-round split decision to Youtuber KSI [Olajide William Olatunji] on the Billy Joe Saunders card in Los Angeles.
Logan was gassed out after one round, and couldn’t do anything other than jab. It was worrisome to see how tired Logan looked. For a young person at his age, he shouldn’t have been so tired.
The only reason KSI didn’t knock Logan out is that he had no ability either, and looked wild in throwing haymakers that missed badly the entire fight. It was as if KSI was fighting with his eyes closed.
He looked totally uncoordinated and terribly poor. It was a good thing for Logan because if he’d been in there with a fighter that even had a passing knowledge of boxing, he would have been laid out in the first round.
Mayweather (50-0, 27 KOs) hasn’t boxed in a professionally sanctioned fight since the Nevada State Athletic Commission shockingly sanctioned his mismatch with then 0-0 McGregor in 2017 as a professional fight.
That match was sold only pay-per-view and it brought in over 4 million buys, but it was just a horribly boring and one-sided fight that a lot of the boxing and MMA fans were angry afterward, feeling that they didn’t value for the $100 that they paid to watch the mismatch on PPV.
Although the boxing hardcore fans tried to warn people ahead of time that it was a joke fight, the casuals still purchased the Mayweather-McGregor match, and they learned a lesson the hard way.
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