Logan Paul has commented on his fight against Floyd Mayweather and said that he knows the fight doesn’t make any sense but still thinks it’s an exciting matchup.
YouTube star Logan Paul says his blockbuster boxing bout with Floyd Mayweather ‘makes no f***ing sense’ as he admits his shock that the fight got finalized after signing what he thought was a ‘fantasy contract’. The social media sensation made his professional boxing debut against British internet celebrity KSI in 2019 and lost out in a split-decision after six rounds.
Mayweather retired from boxing in 2017 after KOing MMA star Conor McGregor in a crossover bout before returning to beat Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in one round on New Year’s Eve in 2018. Despite his 0-1 pro boxing record, Logan has parlayed his massive fame into an exhibition with Mayweather, arguably the greatest boxer of all time.
Logan Paul speaks about his next Fight
Speaking on Food Truck Diaries recently, Logan Paul explained how the bout came together and admitted that it “makes no sense.”
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“My manager, [this] is months ago, comes up to me, he says ‘Logan would you fight Floyd Mayweather?’” Paul said. “I go, ‘I mean, yes I would, but why are you asking me that question? Like go do something else, this makes no sense, how is that going to be a thing ever?’
“I think a month later, he approached me with a contract,” Paul continued. “He said ‘If you sign here, you’re going to be fighting Floyd Mayweather.’ I said ‘Sure Jeff, I’ll sign your fantasy contract. Like f*** you, why would this ever happen?’ I signed it, and then after just months and months of going back and forth and figuring out dates, we had three different dates, and how to announce it, and just like the strategy behind it, it finally came to fruition, and this event that supersedes everything I’ve ever done in my life is finally solidified.”
Retired multi-weight champion Mayweather has always insisted he would fight again against the right opponent for the right money and his decision to take on Paul, who has a huge social media presence, including 5.8million followers on Twitter and 22.6m Youtube subscribers, was influenced by the recent financial success of the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr pay-per-view exhibition – which had over 1.5million buys.
Logan Paul’s first fight against KSI in 2018 had over 1.3m pay-per-view buys worldwide while figures were not released for their rematch last year. It is already anticipated that his fight with Mayweather will eclipse PPV numbers done by Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder.
Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather will meet in the boxing ring on February 20. The rules and other details of their exhibition have not yet been announced.
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