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‘Called Out by the King Himself’: Logan Paul Responds to Hasbulla’s Video Message

Published 01/16/2022, 3:58 AM EST

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Logan Paul doesn’t really enjoy it when someone calls him out for a bout, but ‘Mini Khabib’ Hasbulla Magomedov appears to be an exception. ‘The Maverick’ has lauded Hasbulla on several scenarios, even before his fight against Floyd Mayweather in June 2021.

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After forcing Mayweather to go to the distance, Paul ended his exhibition stint in a draw and earned appraisal from all over the boxing fraternity. Following that, Paul hasn’t really hinted at his next in-ring stance and is yet to lace the gloves.

Several potential opponents have emerged before him, including former heavyweight world champion Mike Tyson. Meanwhile, Hasbulla Magomedov has also issued a callout to Logan Paul, which ‘The Maverick’ couldn’t ignore. Paul posted the entire trend on his social media to make us aware of it.


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“Hey you Logan Paul, next you. Challenge,” said Hasbulla Magomedov in the video.

In response, “Called out by the king himself”, wrote Logan Paul.

Both Paul and Magomedov have seen a quick surge amongst the combat fans. The Russian celebrity Magomedov shot to fame after becoming a social media sensation for his impersonation of Khabib Nurmagomedov. He has appeared in several UFC events since then and has been close to umpteen fighters.

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A few months back, UFC seemingly tried to host a fight between Hasbulla Magomedov and Abdu Rozik. Meanwhile, UFC fighter Rafael Fiziev spiced up the scenario by calling out Hasbulla on August 2021. The Russian celebrity gained a lot of momentum after that. Now, he has eyed Logan Paul to remain in the news and the 26-year-old Paul has appreciated that.

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The current trend in boxing itself is complicated and very different from what the sport used to be in the past.

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Logan Paul was blessed with an opportunity to face five-division world champion, Floyd Mayweather, in an exhibition in June 2021, which was an absolute money-grabbing move. The fight had no official weight category and no judges to score it.


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While both men danced around for all eight rounds, Paul vs Mayweather ended in a draw. Now, Floyd Mayweather can reportedly face Money Kicks in a thrilling matchup in Dubai. Looking at all these matchups, Logan Paul vs Hasbulla Magomedov can also fall in the loop possibly to generate charitable funds. That said, it may not be the most bizarre matchup yet.



Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.