‘I’ve Just Got to Show Up’ – Floyd Mayweather Reveals His Game Plan for the Fight Against Logan Paul

Published 05/24/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS – APRIL 17: Boxer Floyd Mayweather in a pre-fight a workout during the grand opening of Mayweather Boxing Club on April 17, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Floyd is preparing for his “The World Awaits” fight with Oscar De La Hoya on May 5, 2007. (Photo by Bryan Haraway/Getty Images)


The Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul bout has taken up all the headlines in the sport over the last few weeks. The event has surprised most boxing fans since ‘The Maverick’ has no boxing experience, while Mayweather is one of the best ever.

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The two will fight as the main event in an 8-round bout on June 6 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. Unsurprisingly, ‘Money Mayweather’ goes into the fight as the firm favorite. And the former multi-weight world champion has now revealed his game plan for the bout.

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 12: Floyd Mayweather Jr. walks in the ring during his WBC/WBA welterweight title fight against Andre Berto at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The 50-0 boxer spoke to Barstool Sports on YouTube and said, “No strategy. I just got to show up. If I want to go one round, go one round. If I want to go two, two. It’s all up to me.”

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Thus, this comment confirmed Mayweather wants to take the bout on his terms. In addition, it showed his confidence in ending the fight whenever he wants to. This is an opinion that many traditional boxing fans share too.

Why is Floyd Mayweather so confident?

The comments from ‘TBE’ were not the first time he has shown his confidence. He has previously stated Logan Paul would be light work. In addition, he has only just started training seriously for the fight. So why is Floyd Mayweather so confident about winning?

Mayweather remained undefeated in a 21-year long professional career. The former multi-weight champion faced the best in his division multiple times and still never lost. In addition, his opponents rarely hurt him. Therefore, he may be confident of his chances against a YouTuber who entered boxing just three years ago.

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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)

Paul has the physical advantages going into the event. And although Mayweather has never fought anyone as big as him, he has boxed bigger opposition in the past and done very well. Furthermore, the increased size means ‘The Maverick’ will be slower than some of Mayweather’s toughest opponents.

Thus, it is no surprise to see Floyd Mayweather so relaxed about the fight. What do you make of these comments from Floyd Mayweather? Do you think he can knock out Logan Paul whenever he wants?

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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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