Logan Paul Looks Back at His Dark Past: ‘I Made Mistake After Mistake’

Published 03/26/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
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)


YouTuber turned Professional boxer Logan Paul has a massive social media following thanks to his YouTube videos. Across five different platforms, ‘The Maverick’ has over 60 million followers.

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The internet sensation, who had his fair share of trouble, looked back on his past and used his reach to call for a change in the mindset of the younger generation and bring about a change in perception among people.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 08: Logan Paul flexes his muscles after the official weigh-in at L.A. Live Xbox Plaza on November 08, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

The 0-1 boxer took to his Twitter and posted a picture with a message that recalled his tumultuous past. He wrote, “In 2017, I couldn’t get out of my own way. I made mistake after mistake, and was condemned (rightly so) by the world; I remember how dark it felt back then.”

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Paul then remembered the effect of the poor decisions he made. However, he pointed out that he was grateful for the blunders since they provided him with an opportunity to learn and improve.

The YouTuber got into a series of controversies in 2017 regarding his vlogs. However, he has since corrected his ways and made an inspiring turnaround. One which has taken him from making daily vlogs to fighting an undefeated legend in Floyd Mayweather.

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Logan Paul calls for change

The Internet sensation made no secret of his mistakes in the past. He took accountability and learned from it, and the change in his ways was accepted as people gave him a chance. The 25-year-old called for the same attitude among his fans and followers.

Paul continued, “Our generation will be marked by its ability to hold others accountable. But reformation will not work when we, as a society, refuse to accept genuine change.”

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He then motivated those on a mission to change and encouraged others to forgive those who have made mistakes. Paul has firsthand experience of facing criticism for his mistakes, and he clearly doesn’t want others to go through what he went through.

Therefore, the internet sensation used his influence to make a better environment for those that are trying to succeed. The American made the most of his second chance and thus encouraged his followers to provide others with a second chance too.

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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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