‘I Ain’t Watching That Trash’ – Former World Champion Ridicules Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul

Published 05/22/2021, 11:00 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: Floyd Mayweather Jr. sits in his corner between rounds against Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


The exhibition bout between Floyd Mayweather and YouTuber Logan Paul has been the talk of the sport ever since they announced it. The majority of boxing fans and fighters have criticized the event and questioned Mayweather’s intentions with the bout. And former world champion Timothy Bradley Jr. has joined them.

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Mayweather will face Paul at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on June 6. The two will compete in an 8-round bout which will not affect reflect on either fighter’s record. As a result, Timothy Bradley Jr. has claimed he will not buy the PPV.

Las Vegas, NV – June 9, 2018 – MGM Grand Garden Arena: Timothy Bradley during Top Rank Boxing on ESPN
(Photo by Kohjiro Kinno / ESPN Images)

The 33-2-1 boxer spoke to FightHype.com on YouTube and gave his brutally honest opinion. Bradley Jr. said, “Hell no, I ain’t watching that trash, man. Why would I buy that?” He followed it up with, “Listen, if Floyd was fighting another fighter, like another fighter, like a storied fighter, then I would buy it. Like Tyson and freaking Roy. I’d buy that.”

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These comments from the former champion showed he is dead against the event. He then confirmed, “But I ain’t buying no damn Logan Paul and him and I gotcha hat and all that. That’s trash man. I ain’t buying that. No sir, wasting my time on that man, sh*t, please.”

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Why is Timothy Bradley Jr. criticizing the event?

The comments from Bradley Jr. showed he would not tune into the event because of all the drama surrounding it. Based on his reaction, he feels it is all a farce. However, he is not the only one to question the event. So why are boxing fans and Timothy Bradley Jr. ridiculing the bout?

The biggest criticism the event received has been that a 0-1 YouTuber is facing one of the best boxers of this generation. Many feel he should not have the ability to attract ‘Money Mayweather’ and it is all just for the money.

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)

In addition, Paul’s behavior and comments have not helped him. Despite having no victories in the sport, he has ridiculed Mayweather and claimed he would make him retire again. Therefore, fans have shown their skepticism about the event being like Mayweather’s exhibition against Tenshin Nasukawa.

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As a result, the exhibition bout has been on the receiving end of severe hate from boxing fans and fighters alike.

What do you make of these comments from Timothy Bradley Jr.? Do you think he’s right in questioning the value of the event?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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