Logan Paul Smack Talks Floyd Mayweather Ahead of Boxing Match
Grandpa Monster has traded in his walker for some boxing gloves. Fresh off of his performance on Season 5 of The Masked Singer, Logan Paul is gearing up for his third boxing match ever. This time, he will be going up against undefeated professional boxer Floyd Mayweather. The YouTuber and his brother Jake Paul have been talking some major smack ahead of Sunday’s fight.
‘The Masked Singer’s Logan Paul Gears Up for Fight Against Undefeated Floyd Mayweather
Logan and Mayweather will face off at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on Sunday. Logan’s first two boxing matches were against YouTuber KSI. The first was an amateur boxing match. The second was a professional boxing match that ended in a split decision with the win going to KSI. Logan’s professional record now stands at 0-1.
Jake has had three knockouts under his belt after facing YouTuber AnEsonGib, former NBA player Nate Robinson, and retired MMA fighter Ben Askren. His next opponent is former UFC champion Tyron Woodley in August. As he prepares for his next big fight, he is fully supporting Logan who will be taking on the 15-time world title winner.
“I’m going to knock (Mayweather) out and become the greatest boxer on the planet,” Logan said during a special on Showtime. “Then I’m going to retire and not give Floyd the rematch…He doesn’t know who he’s getting in the ring with. He really thinks I’m a YouTuber. He really thinks I’m a fake fighter.”
Mayweather has a professional boxing record of 50-0 with 27 knockouts. After a 2017 fight with UFC star Conor McGregor, Mayweather announced that it would be his last fight. He took part in an exhibition match against kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in 2018 but maintained that he was still retired from professional boxing after securing a win. For $49.99, fans can see Mayweather take the ring with Logan for this exhibition match.
Jake and Logan Trash-Talk Mayweather Ahead of Fight
Logan will be earning a base payout of $250,000 for this fight along with 10% of what is made from the pay-per-view. The 26-year-old told TMZ that he thinks he will make at least $20 million from the fight. Mayweather will be receiving $10 million for the fight along with 50% of what is made from all of the pay-per-view subscriptions. During a podcast, Mayweather estimated that he would be making over $100 million from the fight.
“He has to,” Jake said about why Mayweather is fighting Logan. “That’s why he is fighting my brother. Who else is Floyd going to fight that will sell millions of pay-per-views? He needs us more than we need him.”
Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe was quick to shut down Jake’s claims about why the 44-year-old wants to fight Logan.
“There is zero validity to any of that,” he told CBS Sports. “Imitation is the highest form of flattery, I always say that. I always say that! They have taken Floyd’s blueprint and have been able to run with it and I applaud them for that. But to make any notion of Floyd needing them is really one of the dumbest comments that I have actually heard in quite some time.”
Jake and Logan have a combined 43.4 million subscribers on YouTube and have had their fair share of controversies over the years before turning to boxing.
“[Mayweather] already did his time, no one really wants to see Floyd fight again unless it is something interesting,” Jake said. “We are the new young bucks with the new audience. Everyone in boxing already knows Floyd but these little young kids, they don’t really care about Floyd or want to see him. His engagement is low. He is the champ-champ and best fighter of all-time, blah, blah, blah. How come he only gets 100K likes on a picture?”