How Can Logan Paul Beat Floyd Mayweather on June 6?

Published 05/21/2021, 6:00 AM CDT


It is bizarre to picture Logan Paul defeating Floyd Mayweather in their scheduled eight-round exhibition boxing clash on June 6. Standing tall against 50 elite fighters, Mayweather remained undefeated for over two decades. So, Logan Paul doesn’t seem to be a favorite under any parameter.

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But given boxing’s unpredictability, the YouTuber might deserve some chances, at least on paper. He is young and seems to possess fast hands. Although none of it comes close to Floyd Mayweather’s in-ring accolades, ‘The Maverick’ can still land an upset and become the first man ever to vanquish Floyd Mayweather.

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Apart from a full training camp, skill, and dedication, the YouTuber would need much more to attain the win. Mayweather is one of the smartest boxers ever to have laced the gloves. Moreover, he is one of the best defensive elites in boxing. Hence, Logan Paul will have to walk an extra mile to create history.

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The 26-year-old Logan Paul has a clear advantage in age, weight, and height. Per the official reports, Mayweather will weigh around 160 lbs and Paul will not be allowed to don more than 190. As he will be the heavier boxer, he will have way more power behind his punches.

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If we look back at Logan Paul’s fight against KSI, ‘The Maverick’ took down his rival with a brutal uppercut.

While Floyd Mayweather will bring an even deadlier game plan than KSI, this weapon of Logan Paul can change the odds. However, the YouTuber cannot rush and will have to use his sheer reach advantage.

Taking blueprints from Mayweather’s fights against Zab Judah and Marcos Maidana, Logan Paul can frame his own game plan against a former champion who is past his prime.

 Reach, Boxing drills, fight IQ

It’s obvious Mayweather would try to close the gap and hit Paul from the inside. So, it needs to be thwarted and Logan Paul might have already looked into the factor. Also, sticking to the basic boxing drills and saving himself from being hit and be crucial for the YouTuber turned pro boxer.

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Fight IQ would play a pivotal role as Logan Paul would have to remain smart throughout the fight. He cannot let Mayweather dictate the pace, or he would be on the wrong side of a lopsided beat down. All these factors would give a fair chance to Paul, but wouldn’t take away Mayweather’s threats.

Do you think Logan Paul can walk away with the win?

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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. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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