Logan Paul is a multifaceted entertainer and promises to put on an entertaining display on Sunday when he steps into the ring with Floyd Mayweather.
One of the greatest to reach into a pair of boxing gloves, Mayweather is a decorated champion who is undefeated in 50 fights. That won’t change this weekend, this fight with Paul is an exhibition. Spectators are reserved for up to eight unauthorized rounds, with the added caveat that there will be no judges and no official winner will be declared.
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However, for an exhibition full of question marks and red flags, there is no doubt that it will be a spectacle. With Paul, a controversial lightning rod, as the centerpiece, the event should be entertaining. It’s hard to imagine a scenario where this doesn’t end with someone’s hand raised, even if the decision isn’t official. And there is zero chance that Mayweather, who remains a boxing savant, is prepared to lose.
Knockouts are not forbidden, so Mayweather would go as close to a victory as possible, at least in the public eye, with a KO. His boxing record and reputation will remain intact, and the boxing kingdom will move on to the next exhibition. To believe that any other outcome is possible, you would have to call yourself Logan Paul.
“Imagine if I catch him and this podcaster ruins his entire legacy?” says Paul, who, to his credit, is bringing new eyes to boxing. “Mayweather will realize very quickly that he is over his head.”
Some physical attributes favor Paul. It stands 6’2 “, significantly taller than the 5’8” Mayweather, and its reach is 76 inches, compared to the Mayweather’s 72. Paul sees his size as an advantage over his (much) more accomplished opponent.
“There are weight classes in boxing for a reason,” says Paul. “I don’t have that feeling of fear that most people have. I am not intimidated, especially by this human. He is very good at boxing. Congratulations, applause. But I am much bigger than him. I am much younger than him. I want more than him like this. And if I win, I do the impossible ”.
Paul is 18 years younger, to be exact, although the 44-year-old Mayweather possesses an unmatched amount of boxing wisdom, experience, seasoning and knowledge. But Paul insists this will not only be a fight, it will be much more competitive than people expect.
“I’m very aware of the feeling that goes into this fight,” says Paul. “Like everything else in my whole life when people told me I couldn’t do something, I don’t care. I am not willing to bow down or attend to what other people think I am. That propelled me to success in my life and it will propel me to success in this fight. “
The crowd at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium is likely to cast Paul as the villain, a place he loves. And despite the antics shown in the run-up to the fight, the clip of Paul steal mayweather’s hat It quickly went viral: Paul shared that he has grown considerably over the years, particularly since the infamous 2017 YouTube video showing an apparent suicide victim. Paul believes that the incident, which led YouTube to reduce your advertising fees and taking him out of YouTube original productions finally forced him to reevaluate his values.
“The Tokyo incident in 2017, when everyone condemned me for my actions, and rightly so, I had a moment where I looked in the mirror where I had to question who I was becoming,” says Paul. “Would I let the world influence who I am? Or would I go deeper, retrace my steps and become the person I wanted to become? I chose the latter and refused to let a group of strangers define me.
“The Internet doesn’t know me. They don’t know Logan, the Ohio boy with a brother named Jake, a father named Greg, and a mother named Pam. I have gone from humble beginnings to these far-reaching circumstances. People can say what they want about me, but I know what I’m doing with my life and I know who I am. “
Paul hopes to redefine his image this Sunday through the beauty of the competition. By stepping into this showdown, you’re drawing confidence out of your relentless work ethic.
“If I was born and raised to be one, he’s the hardest worker in the room,” says Paul. “I have worked hard, and smart, throughout this entire camp, and I am mentally in shape. The puzzle will be complete on June 6. “
There is a great deal of skepticism surrounding this matter. But that doesn’t bother Paul, who shrugs off concerns about the validity of the action that will take place in the ring.
“I don’t give a damn,” says Paul. “I’m putting my heart and soul into this, I’m putting every fiber of my being and it’s being done with fun. I am aware of the magnitude of the opportunity and I am going to capitalize on it. “
This will not be remembered as a fight but as a show. And while Paul has yet to announce what’s next for an encore (how can a fight against Floyd Mayweather be followed?), He promised to make this moment extremely memorable.
“I can’t see past June 6,” says Paul. “The only thing I’m focused on is my time in the ring and making this a fucking dog fight.
“I have every intention of upsetting the best fighter of our generation. I don’t think that’s something people want to miss out on. “
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.