WATCH: Teary-Eyed Logan Paul Explains the Significance of Fighting Floyd Mayweather

Published 06/14/2021, 6:06 AM EDT


The Logan Paul vs. Floyd Mayweather exhibition bout was one of the biggest talking points in the sport this year. And while many disagreed with the idea, the YouTuber entered the ring to face one of the best boxers in the sport’s history.

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Unsurprisingly, this was a big moment for the internet sensation. In the post-fight interview, ‘The Maverick’ even described it as the best day of his life. And now, he has explained what it meant to him to fight ‘TBE.’

Jun 6, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Logan Paul (Yellow Trunks) stands in the ring prior to his fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. (not pictured) during an exhibition boxing match at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

SHOWTIME Sports posted a behind-the-scenes video of the event on YouTube. In the video, we could see how Paul reacted immediately after the fight. An emotional Paul with tears in his eyes said, “I don’t know what to say right now. Like, honestly [I’m] speechless, which is unusual because I feel like I always have something to say.”

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‘The Maverick’ then added, “And I’m always good at articulating what’s on my mind. But I can’t tell what’s on my mind because I can’t fathom what just happened. By far, the most significant, special moment of my life.”

 

Logan Paul says he has the best team in the world

The comments from the YouTube sensation showed he is still sticking by the fact that facing Mayweather was the best day in his life. And it is no surprise given the superstardom of ‘Money Mayweather.’ However, he made sure to give credit to those working behind the scenes.

The 0-1 boxer said, “This fight was not just about me. Everyone in this room knows you can’t do it without a team. I have the best team in the world. If you contributed to my life in any way, thank you.”

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Jun 6, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Floyd Mayweather Jr. (Green Trunks) fights Logan Paul (Yellow Trunks) during an exhibition boxing match at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Thus, with this comment, he showed his respect to his team and everyone else who made such an unthinkable and impossible event possible. He then gave an update on his next move and confirmed he would only go up from here.

What do you make of the immediate reaction from Logan Paul? 

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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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