WATCH: Floyd Mayweather Predicted He Would Fight Someone Like Logan Paul Back in 2017

Published 12/09/2020, 1:27 AM EST
ARLINGTON, TEXAS – MARCH 16: Floyd Mayweather Jr. stands in the ring before Errol Spence Jr takes on Mikey Garcia in an IBF World Welterweight Championship bout at AT&T Stadium on March 16, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)


Floyd Mayweather has sent the combat sports community into a frenzy yet again. However, this time it is not for one of his show-reel performances, but for his absurd decision to fight Logan Paul. Mayweather broke the news after a lot of rumors circulated, and as you can expect, it hasn’t gone down well with the fans.

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However, this is not something the legendary boxer dreamt up recently. He predicted something like this back in 2017.

LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 27: Boxer Floyd Mayweather speak onstage at Genius Talks during the 2015 BET Experience at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 27, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paras Griffin/FilmMagic)

The undefeated fighter was speaking to Rio Ferdinand on BT Sport in 2017 and had a psychic moment, almost. He said, “You know, in today’s time, you have celebrities and stars that I may have never even heard of, but they are rich off of social media. So times have changed, and you have to be able to change with the times.”

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This right here shows his approach to the sport and explains why he welcomed a fight with an internet sensation.

Mayweather has always done things on his own terms and has had the opportunity to. Even when speaking to Ferdinand, he was getting ready to fight Conor McGregor in another crossover fight. Thus, it should not really surprise fans that ‘Money Mayweather’ is taking the opportunity to fight a lucrative exhibition fight.

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Floyd Mayweather says boxing is too easy for him

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The other reason Floyd Mayweather takes up these fights is because he claims it’s too easy for him. He said, “Boxing is… I mean to me it’s ABC 123. [It’s] so easy. I mean, you know, when I face these guys, they’re all the same. All I have to do is, once I make one move… one move or get you in a certain position, you’re a beat fighter.”

So if this is how he feels about professional boxers, then he will surely be even more confident when it comes to fighting a YouTuber. However, it will be interesting to see whether he feels this move is worth all the backlash he is getting from fans across the globe. What did you make of the announcement?

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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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