‘He Can Fight’- Shannon Briggs Backs Logan Paul Amid Backlash

Published 12/08/2020, 11:22 AM EST
LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 09: Logan Paul (red/white/blue shorts) waits in a neutral corner after he knocked down KSI (black/red) during their pro debut fight at Staples Center on November 9, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. KSI won by decision. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)


YouTuber turned professional boxer Logan Paul has another fight to his name. He will be taking on none other than the former 5-division champion and undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. in an exhibition bout set to take place on February 20 in 2021.

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Speaking to FightHype, the former heavyweight champion and arguably one of the greatest of all time, Shannon Briggs, shared his thoughts on Logan Paul and what it means for the boxing world.

“I think that’s phenomenal. I think it is great, man. Let’s see. Entertainment, I think that’s another one we are going to see. You want to know what my boy can still do?

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“Still, you know, he can fight. I told y’all he is white and he can fight. He got legs, he could move around, he could box, so I stand by. He is white and he can fight,” Shannon Briggs said.

Logan Paul lost his first professional bout against YouTuber KSI that took place in November last year. However, according to Shannon Briggs, we might see a better version of Logan Paul ahead of the hugely anticipated exhibition bout against undefeated kingpin Floyd Mayweather.

“All you got to do is put than hands together which he is looking more and more comfortable.”

Floyd Mayweather will return to the ring after his exhibition bout that took place in Japan last year. Mayweather’s last professional fight still remains the bout against former dual champion Conor McGregor.

However, as anticipated as this bout is, it will be fought under exhibition rules.

Who gets the win in Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul?

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The weight difference between both the boxers will play a huge impact on the outcome of the fight. Logan is a much bigger boxer compared to Mayweather.

Additionally, he has a reach and size advantage on Money.

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 12: Floyd Mayweather Jr. walks in the ring during his WBC/WBA welterweight title fight against Andre Berto at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

While it’s scheduled to be an exhibition bout, the recent trend has indicated that it will be an all-out war between both the boxers. It’s not easy to beat Floyd Mayweather. What’s more, considering Logan Paul’s experience inside the boxing ring, it should be a cakewalk for the former champion.

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Nikhil Chauhan

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I low-key like Dana White and his decisions, but that doesn't mean I am not a fan of super fights. Always up for a chat related to UFC, I am a passionate filmmaker.

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