We have entered the week at the end of which there will be a boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Logan Paul. The exhibition in Florida has been announced for a long time and has caused a lot of public attention, although on paper it seems actually not so important.
One of the most successful boxers of all time, he has a 50-0 ratio against a guy who made a name for himself by doing nonsense and posting it on YouTube (before that on Vine) and has two boxing matches so far, with no win.
But again, with his behavior (we will not call it charisma), Paul managed to agree first, and then he will obviously sell this match very well. And now he claims that he is not only going to take the money but also to win.
"It's no exhibition. The fight is at ten rounds, three minutes each, with ten-ounce gloves. I'll knock him out and become the greatest boxer on the planet." "Then I'll retire and not give him a rematch.
He's not aware of who he's entering the ring with. He thinks I'm a YouTuber, that I'm a fake fighter and I understand him." "Everything I present on the internet actually leads to that conclusion.
But now we're in real life. Floyd underestimates me and it will hurt him," Paul said in the last episode of the announcement. match series, adding: "If you think about it, this is truly a historic event. You have one of the greatest boxers of our generation, and he's fighting, uh, me."
Of course, we must not forget the custom rules, according to which Paul's maximum allowable weight is 86 kilograms, and Floyd's 72.5. As for the impact of this match on the global picture of boxing, the topic has already been chewed up several times.
Who does not want to watch, does not have. After all, the majority of the audience will be those who do not follow boxing or watch it only sporadically, those who want something new in boxing, and also those who have a similar attitude around Logan Paul as people around Floyd for years.
Whether they love him or wish him the worst possible results, they are not indifferent to him. "Floyd and I are aware that this is going to be a spectacle. Whether people want to watch me where I accomplish the impossible or want to see me knocked out, it will be a spectacular show and people will pay to watch it," is a fact that Paul stated at the end.