VIDEO: Logan Paul Towers Over Floyd Mayweather During Intense Face-Off

Published 06/04/2021, 8:02 AM EDT


The Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul exhibition bout has taken center stage in boxing right now. And after weeks of build-up and drama, the two fighters are getting closer to facing each other in the ring. Despite all the controversy, the fight has still attracted a lot of attention.

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This was clear yesterday when Paul and Mayweather had their first fight-week obligations. The two spoke to the media ahead of their bout and showed very different approaches. However, the number of people present at the venue showed how big of a deal this fight really is.

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The 50-0 Mayweather is no stranger to attracting such attention. And after both fighters finished their media obligations, it was time for a face-off between the two. The two came face-to-face with heaps of security around them, given the events of the last press conference.

Although there was no drama this time around, the face-off showed the incredible height and size between the two. The 6-foot-2-inch Paul towered over the superstar boxer. However, Paul seemed in good spirits, while Mayweather was a picture of focus. ‘TBE’ even ensured that the stare-down ended on his terms.

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Why did the Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul bout become so intense?

The stare-down showed how intense the exhibition is. Despite there being no official winner, both fighters want to knock each other out. So why has an exhibition bout turned into a heated affair?

For Mayweather, things turned sour in the first press conference when Logan Paul’s brother, Jake Paul, tried to troll him. A massive brawl followed, and Mayweather showed a side of him which no one had ever seen before. After that, it was clear Mayweather was going to take this seriously.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 13: Floyd Mayweather Jr. tells referee Kenny Bayless that Marcos Maidana bit him during the 8th round in their WBC/WBA welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Logan Paul, on the other hand, goes into this bout on the back of heaps of criticism. Many have questioned whether he even deserves to face one of the best fighters in history. Therefore, he is eager to prove his worth and shut down all the critics.

Thus, if the face-off is anything to go by, fans can look forward to a no-nonsense fight on Sunday night. Only time will tell if Mayweather and Paul live up to their words of taking the fight seriously.

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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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