“I Am Crazy” – Logan Paul Explains Why He’s Fighting Floyd Mayweather

Published 05/30/2021, 8:32 AM EDT


On June 6, the YouTuber turned boxer, Logan Paul will enter a massive showdown against Floyd Mayweather. The pair will take each other on in an exhibition bout and will look forward to rolling out an exemplary show for the fans.

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This fight is probably the biggest bout for Logan Paul, who turned pro in 2019. Not everyone bags a fight with Floyd Mayweather at such an early stage of their careers. But ‘The Maverick’ shook the boxing world by doing just that.

Recently, Paul interacted with Showtime Sports and responded to a question claiming he was crazy for accepting this bout. He said, “It’s a great question. Why would I do something like this? Yeah, I am crazy. You know life is short. I’ve been given one. I have a vessel that is primed to fight. And I work hard as s***. So when I was blessed with the opportunity to take everything away from Floyd, I said yeah, let’s do that.”

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 08: Logan Paul flexes his muscles after the official weigh-in at L.A. Live Xbox Plaza on November 08, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Logan Paul has 0 professional wins until now. He is the flag bearer of celebrity boxing bouts and right from his first ring walk, the internet star has amassed extensive fame. Citing his vast fan following, Floyd Mayweather predominantly thought of taking him on in an exhibition bout.

‘Pretty Boy’ gathers countless eyeballs towards his fights. And Logan Paul’s involvement in the same would help him sell his fight beyond the boundaries. That said, this exuberant matchup has already attracted the attention of the boxing world.

Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather – will it stay true to the buzz created around it?

The Mayweather vs Paul fight is one highly awaited battle for 2021. Despite being an exhibition fight, it has still gathered prolific attention akin to a pro-boxing bout.

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Also, the boxing legend Floyd Mayweather is coming into this bout after over two years. His last exhibition fight was against Tenshin Nasukawa in 2018. In that contest, ‘Money’ claimed a first-round finish.

He will look forward to producing the same results in this encounter as well. It’ll be interesting to see how Logan Paul counters Mayweather’s in-ring moves.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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