Logan Paul Admits He Treated Floyd Mayweather Fight Like ‘A Circus’ but It’s Now ‘Personal’

Published 05/30/2021, 12:30 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 09: Referee Jack Reiss deducts 2 points from the score card of Logan Paul (red/white/blue shorts) after he punched KSI (black/red shorts) after a knock down in 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)


Logan Paul has made some shocking revelations that added energy to his upcoming exhibition bout. 0-1 as a pro, Paul understands the challenge an unbeaten world champion like Floyd Mayweather would bring. However, the five-division champion hasn’t terrified him.

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Prior to the clash on June 6, ‘The Maverick’ connected with Brian Campbell via Showtime and revealed several insights into the fight camp.

“It is a circus, but I’ma be honest, I wasn’t at first. Like I was treating this really kinda respectful exhibition, wanted to acknowledge Floyd’s career path and everything he has accomplished and I was trying to be respectful. And then my brother took his hat, and he said he was gonna kill Jake [Paul], and like I won’t take that sh** lightly. It’s become super personal,” said Logan Paul.

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The situation would have been different without the controversial face-off between Mayweather and Paul. Apart from verbal banter, both men got involved in a physical altercation that broke the barriers. However, Logan Paul’s brother Jake Paul had a pivotal role in it.

Apart from mocking Mayweather, ‘The Problem Child’ even trash-talked the unbeaten boxer and snatched his cap. That’s when Mayweather became violent and charged at the YouTubers. The situation became vile and appeared out of control. However, the security personnel intervened and separated them.

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The lucrative PPV showdown will have some authentic boxing clashes in the undercard with the eight-round exhibition headliner. Hard Rock Stadium in Miami will host the fight before a live audience. As Mayweather will compete in the States after four years, promoters can expect record-breaking gate sales.

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The event will also be available live on the PPV. Showtime will telecast the fight in the USA and Sky Sports has bagged the fight in the UK. So it can result in a massive payday for the boxers.

Despite being a mismatch, Paul vs Mayweather can entertain several combat fans. Hence, it would be unfair to write off the event from the list of big fights ahead.

Do you think Logan Paul will have any chance against Floyd Mayweather?

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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. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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