Will Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul End Like Mayweather’s Bout Against Tenshin Nasukawa?

Published 03/16/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
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)

The Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul rumors have sprung up again in recent weeks. The two have not announced their new date; however, it looks increasingly likely that the exhibition will happen. So will it be a repeat of Mayweather’s previous exhibition bout against Tenshin Nasukawa?


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LAS VEGAS, NV – APRIL 14: WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. hits a speed bag as he works out in front of a poster of WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao with his eyes and mouth taped over at the Mayweather Boxing Club on April 14, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather will face Pacquiao in a unification bout on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

This is not the first time the former multi-weight world champion is fighting an exhibition. ‘Money Mayweather’ took on Japanese kickboxing sensation Nasukawa in a three-round exhibition bout back in 2018


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There are many similarities between the two events. Like the Nasukawa fight, even the Paul fight will not reflect on either fighters’ record. Moreover, it is another case of someone with minimal boxing ability going up against one of the greatest boxers of all time.

Boxing – Floyd Mayweather v Tenshin Nasukawa – Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo, Japan – December 31, 2018 Floyd Mayweather in action with Tenshin Nasukawa REUTERS/Issei Kato

Also, like the Nasukawa fight, the Logan Paul exhibition bout will also be a lucrative event for the former champion. And given his experience, it will be an easy fight for Mayweather, with almost no risk of getting beat.

READ: Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul: Height, Weight, Record and Every Stat You Need to Know

How is the Logan Paul fight different from the Tenshin Nasukawa fight for Floyd Mayweather?

Despite the similarities between the two exhibition bouts, several differences could make the fight very different. So what aspects of the Logan Paul exhibition differ from the Tenshin Nasukawa exhibition?

First, Logan is much bigger than Nasukawa. Paul stands at a towering 6’2” when compared to Nasukawa’s 5’4” frame. In addition, ‘The Maverick’ also weighs a lot more than the Japanese kickboxer.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 08: Logan Paul flexes his muscles after the official weigh-in at L.A. Live Xbox Plaza on November 08, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Furthermore, unlike Tenshin, Logan Paul has had two boxing fights before taking on Floyd Mayweather. Although he hasn’t won either of his bouts, the training and technique will not be new to Paul.

READ: Jake Paul vs Logan Paul: Who is the Better Boxer?

Will the fight pan out the same way?


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Mayweather made light work of Nasukawa in their meeting. He dropped him three times in the first round without even breaking a sweat. At the third knockdown, Nasukawa’s team threw in the towel and Mayweather won via a first-round TKO without even taking a punch.

However, this may not be the case with Logan Paul. The difference in size means Mayweather will have to adopt a new strategy for the fight. Moreover, the champion will now face a bigger man than himself. Therefore, it will be harder to finish the bout in such dominating fashion.

Despite this, the multi-weight champion will still easily win the fight. ‘TBE’ may not have the size advantages this time around; however, his superior boxing skills will be enough to beat the internet sensation.

Although, we can not see it being another first-round knockout. Logan Paul will survive at least one round in the ring with Floyd Mayweather. Thus, the Mayweather-Paul exhibition will not be the same as the Mayweather-Nasukawa bout.


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What do you think of this fight? Do you think Floyd Mayweather will annihilate Logan Paul just like he did with Tenshin Nasukawa?


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.