‘I Thought I Was Gonna Die That Night’: Logan Paul Recalls Fighting Floyd Mayweather

Published 10/19/2021, 10:27 AM EDT
Jun 6, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Floyd Mayweather Jr. (Green Trunks) fights Logan Paul (Yellow Trunks) during an exhibition boxing match at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


Logan Paul had the biggest achievement of his boxing career when he earned a shot at the undefeated five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather in June 2021. Despite it being an exhibition, Paul traded blows with arguably the best boxer of all time.

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Win or lose, the massive opportunity, along with a hefty payday, had already cited sheer favors to ‘The Maverick’. Now, four months after his remarkable draw against ‘Money’, Paul has yet to announce anything about his next boxing move. However, he has revealed some fresh insights from his fight against Floyd Mayweather.

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In a chat with Jon Youshaei, Paul said, “People would ask me to go what’s after Floyd Mayweather? And with 100% absolute certainty I could say I in my mind, I cannot see past Floyd. To be honest, this is kind of dark bro. I was like I thought, I was gonna die that night. Yeah. I can always see what’s next for me.”

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“One, two, three years down the line, five years down the line. Ten years. At least a little bit. I hope in 10 years I have a wife, or kids, or family. I already got a dog, kind of a dad. But yeah, when people ask me about the Floyd thing, I couldn’t see past the fight. It worried me.”

Nevertheless, Paul shocked several people with his performance. He battered ‘TBE’ on certain occasions and departed with his head held high. It is something he will cherish forever.

Logan Paul earned Floyd Mayweather’s respect

Before the electrifying exhibition, most of the fans had envisioned Floyd Mayweather knocking out Logan Paul. But given the size advantage and the open weight guidelines, Paul turned out to be a massive force inside the ring. Despite all the efforts, Mayweather failed to stop him. As there were no judges to score the bout and as neither side secured a KO, it was ruled a draw.

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Jun 6, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Floyd Mayweather Jr. (Green Trunks) fights Logan Paul (Yellow Trunks) during an exhibition boxing match at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

After the fight, Mayweather acknowledged Logan Paul’s boxing abilities and hinted at never entering the ring again. Logan Paul, on the other hand, dropped a video the very next day. He was spotted at the gym beside Jake Paul.

This may have been a sign that the 26-year-old will remain active. Although Logan Paul may never turn into a professional, his superstar aura will always bring in massive attention. Also, several MMA fighters and celebrities are now aiming towards the big money and entering the boxing ring. Hence, ‘The Maverick’ will continue to grab opponents if he remains active.

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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. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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