Is Logan Paul Really Bigger Than Tyson Fury? Social Media Numbers Show the Reality

Published 03/22/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 13: Tyson Fury of England reacts during a press conference ahead of his heavyweight match against Tom Schwarz at BT Sport Studios on May 13, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)


Floyd Mayweather recently claimed Logan Paul was a better choice of an opponent than a big-name boxer like Tyson Fury. The undefeated champion cited their social media fame and explained why a fight against the YouTube star would make more sense to him.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 14: Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks on as he takes on Canelo Alvarez during their WBC/WBA 154-pound title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Golden Boy/Golden Boy via Getty Images)

Mayweather will take on Logan Paul in an exhibition bout. The first date for the event was February 20. However, they had to push that forward to a new date. Now, ahead of their proposed fight, Mayweather said Fury is no comparison to Paul.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Let’s inspect to see if Mayweather’s claims are true. In terms of numbers, Logan Paul trumps Fury by a country mile. The internet sensation has 68 million followers across his YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok pages.

In comparison, Tyson Fury has only 6.8 million across all his platforms, which comprises only Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. Therefore, these numbers show the vast difference in reach both personalities have.

Thus, Mayweather is correct when referring to the number of followers both fighters have.

READ: Why is Tyson Fury Called ‘The Gypsy King’?

What is the reality between Tyson Fury and Logan Paul in boxing?

Despite the extreme difference in followers between the two, several aspects make Logan Paul lesser famous than Tyson Fury. In addition, there is also another aspect that reduces the value of the number of followers.

Paul’s followers come from five different social media outlets; Fury only has three. Therefore, it is unfair to compare. Moreover, social media is Logan Paul’s primary focus, while for Fury it’s arguably his last priority. It would be like comparing the champion’s boxing record to Paul’s.

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)

Moreover, the translation of followers to fans will be low in the case of ‘The Maverick’. Although Paul may have over 50 million more followers than Fury, it is ‘The Gypsy King’ who is more likely to sell out an arena for a boxing fight.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Although Mayweather was right in terms of the numbers on social media, Logan Paul’s followers are no match to Tyson Fury’s passionate fans in a boxing sense.

What do you make of Floyd Mayweather’s comparison? Do you think Logan Paul is a bigger attraction in boxing than Tyson Fury?

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

READ: OPINION: Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul and Ben Askren vs Jake Paul Is Not Helping Boxing

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Leonardo Carvalho

845 articles

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT