Logan Paul Says He Was Not Impressed by Conor McGregor’s Performance Against Floyd Mayweather

Published 05/30/2021, 6:30 AM EDT


Few people would have believed that a YouTuber who is a 0-1 as a professional would share the ring with one of the greatest boxers of all time in an exhibition match. But such is the case with Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul. This does not validate Paul as a legitimate boxer. However, it does legitimize his ability to use his mammoth social media following to secure a fight that everyone in the combat sports world wants. 

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On June 6th, ‘The Maverick’ has the chance to cause perhaps the biggest upset in sporting history by defeating Floyd Mayweather. These three words do not go well together at all.

In a recent video on the SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel, Brian Campbell asked Paul if he can learn anything from Mayweather’s previous two bouts that could help him win. 

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He said, “Yeah, I mean, you can watch a lot of Mayweather tape. You can watch him fight McGregor over and over and over again. And watch him fight Tenshin. Although, it’s Floyd Mayweather. His arsenal is expensive, almost probably unlimited even. So watch as much tape as you’d like, but I don’t know how much you’re truly going to be able to take away.” 

‘The Maverick’ continued, “But I will say I am not impressed by Conor McGregor’s performance. I do truly believe that if you’d put Conor McGregor in here right now, in a sparring session, I’d beat him…. McGregor is an MMA fighter, he is okay, he gets gassed easy. Just got his a** kicked by Dustin Poirier….. Long, strong, powerful, hungry, it’s going to be tough night for Floyd June 6th.”

Can Logan Paul cause arguably the biggest upset in boxing history?

Paul has a few glaring advantages over Floyd Mayweather. ‘The Maverick’ is taller, has a better reach, will be heavier, and has age on his side as well. 

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However, Floyd has something that Paul can not gain no matter how hard he may try. ‘Money Mayweather’ has close to 20-years of experience in fighting the best of the best under the brightest spotlights. Meanwhile, Paul, who is yet to win a professional fight, also has cardio issues. He gassed out in his last fight against ‘KSI’.

Against someone like Mayweather, that is a recipe for punishment. Paul, however, is banking on his physical attributes to win him the fight. Will it be enough? We shall find out soon enough. 

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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