“Tyson Fury Is Only Famous in the UK”- Floyd Mayweather Puts ‘The Gypsy King’ Against Logan Paul

Published 03/17/2021, 6:48 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 25: Lineal Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury works out in front of Los Angeles media in advance of his highly anticipated WBC Heavyweight World Championship against undefeated WBC World Champion Deontay Wilder on December 1at Churchill Boxing Club on October 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)


Floyd Mayweather has recently posed Tyson Fury opposite Jake Paul in a comparison that may seem bizarre to hardcore fight fans. However, the undefeated boxer justified his claims with some statistics and opened up more on his idea of facing a YouTuber.

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A few months back, Floyd Mayweather stunned the combat community by announcing his return against Logan Paul. While there’s still plenty of boxers who want to fight him, Mayweather’s choice of return was highly ridiculed.

As the 44-year-old elite revealed his current stance, he compared Tyson Fury and Logan Paul’s social media followers to validate his move. According to Mayweather, he could have returned against a pro fighter. However, considering Logan Paul’s popularity and fanbase, he chose to fight him instead.

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“Name another boxer besides myself that’s more famous than Logan Paul,” said Mayweather.

As Tyson Fury’s name popped up in the mix, ‘TBE’ looked hesitant and replied, “Tyson Fury is only famous in the UK.”

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Tyson Fury isn’t very active on social media and currently has 4 million followers on Instagram. Meanwhile, Logan Paul, an Internet star, boasts of 56 million followers across several platforms. Although this comparison may seem ridiculous in the boxing field, Mayweather found them legitimate enough.

Mayweather said, “So 50 something compared to 4 something, at the end of the day there’s no comparison.”

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Floyd Mayweather vs Tyson Fury- A minor tussle

Mayweather and Fury have never gone after each other and seem to have mutual respect. But Mayweather might not be a huge fan of ‘The Gypsy King’. Following Fury’s win over Deontay Wilder in 2020, Mayweather expressed his support towards his countryman and didn’t seem happy.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 11: Boxer Tyson Fury works out at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on June 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fury will face Tom Schwarz in a heavyweight bout on June 15 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

He also offered to help Wilder and despite getting it rejected, Mayweather didn’t change sides. While Tyson Fury is now being touted to face Anthony Joshua, Mayweather has predicted ‘AJ’ to bag the win. In his conversation with Moroe, Mayweather claimed how Joshua has learned from his defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr and will use it against Tyson Fury.

So, it doesn’t seem to be a very friendly relationship. However, Tyson Fury is a modern-day superstar of boxing. And despite Mayweather’s claims, he will still hold a superior spot in the sport, if compared with the YouTube punchers.

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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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