What Logan Paul Can Learn From Conor McGregor’s Fight Against Floyd Mayweather?

Published 05/31/2021, 9:50 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 26: (R-L) Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a punch at Conor McGregor during their super welterweight boxing match on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul are just a week away from facing off in the ring. And despite all the criticism surrounding the event, this will not be the first time Mayweather will be part of a controversial boxing fight.

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The undefeated superstar fought Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in 2018 and former UFC double champion Conor McGregor in 2017. So ahead of the exhibition between him and Paul, we look back at his fight against the Irishman and see what Logan Paul can learn from it.

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The 50-0 boxer showed his experience in his fight against the Irishman. He started the fight slowly, allowing McGregor to throw more punches early on. ‘TBE’ used his incredible defense to avoid most of McGregor’s attacks while he landed several counters of his own.

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As ‘The Notorious’ tired out, Mayweather stepped on the gas. He then turned aggressor and controlled the fight. Ultimately, ‘Money’ knocked him out with a flurry of punches in the tenth round. And ‘The Maverick’ has already admitted McGregor’s performance did not impress him.

How can Logan Paul apply this to his bout against Floyd Mayweather?

Paul has the advantage of watching back the footage of Mayweather’s previous bouts. Thus, if he can watch the McGregor fight, he will see that ‘The Notorious’ tired himself out and fell into Mayweather’s trap.

Hence, ‘The Maverick’ will have to be disciplined and not tire himself early by throwing everything. Unlike McGregor, Paul will have to make sure he can carry out his game plan throughout the eight rounds. Moreover, unlike the Irishman, ‘The Maverick’ has to pick his punches carefully since Mayweather will avoid many of his attacks with ease.

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)

Therefore, to sum it up, Paul has to be careful not to gas out in the first few rounds. Furthermore, he should look to play the waiting game and counter Mayweather every time he comes in range. Although that requires speed, Logan has shown his improved speed from his training videos. Maybe that could help him counter.

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Finally, he has to ensure that ‘Money Mayweather’ hunts him down rather than him going after Mayweather. The former multi-weight superstar has shown he is unbeatable fighting on the back foot. And therefore, Paul cannot tire himself out by chasing after ‘TBE.’

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What do you think Logan Paul can learn from Floyd Mayweather’s victory over Conor McGregor?

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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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