‘It’s the Wrong Paul’ – Stephen A. Smith Gives a Piece of Advice to Floyd Mayweather

Published 12/10/2020, 2:56 AM EST


ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith has given his advice to Floyd Mayweather ahead of his fight against Logan Paul. The outspoken commentator did not mince his words when speaking about the event set to take place on February 20, 2021.

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This comes after Mayweather officially announced he will fight the YouTube sensation in an exhibition fight. However, the majority have shown their dismay at this decision.

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Speaking on the show FirstTake, Smith said, “From my understanding, I think he [Jake] is the guy that is more popular because of what he did to Nate, who Floyd knows… So seeing what happened to Nate Robinson was a not a good thing. And Floyd was very encouraging on social media to Nate Robinson, giving him a lot of props for being brave enough to step in that squared circle, and I appreciate that from Floyd.”

So clearly the American isn’t against the idea of Floyd fighting a YouTuber. However, he feels he is fighting the wrong one.

He explained, “But I’m just saying when I think about Floyd… First of all, it’s the wrong Paul; if he’s going to fight either one of them, it’s the wrong Paul that he’s fighting. Because Jake is the rage right now, as opposed to Logan.”

READ: WATCH: Floyd Mayweather Predicted He Would Fight Someone Like Logan Paul Back in 2017

Why isn’t Floyd Mayweather fighting Jake Paul?

Stephen A. Smith does have a valid point in this case. Jake Paul is a much bigger fish and is ever-present in the headlines. His devastating knockout of Nate Robinson showed that he can box a fair bit. However, the younger of the Pauls has his eyes set on other opponents. He has been calling out MMA stars to enter the ring.

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This is probably because Jake Paul knows he has a better chance of beating someone who has never boxed before rather than a legend of the sport. This is why he has refrained from calling out Mayweather.

Logan Paul was the only one to offer a fight to Floyd Mayweather. And as fans will know, ‘Money Mayweather’ will never pass off on an opportunity like this.

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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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