‘I’m 30lbs heavier, half his age, a foot taller and I work my ass off… anything could happen’: Logan Paul insists he can beat legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather despite huge mismatch
- Logan Paul will fight legendary American boxer Floyd Mayweather next month
- Controversial mismatch has come in for criticism since announcement
- But Paul believes generations to come will speak about this moment in history
The YouTuber is taking on arguably the best boxer of all time next month in a fight that has been widely criticised as a gross mismatch and cash-grab.
Despite the fact that Mayweather has spent a lifetime honing his craft before retiring from professional competition at 50-0, Paul believes the physical difference between them will be key.
Logan Paul has insisted his physical advantages will enable him to upset Floyd Mayweather
‘I’m 30 lbs heavier, half his age, a foot taller and I work my ass off so I don’t know, anything could happen,’ he said on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
‘My whole life has been overcoming challenges, exceeding expectations, surprising people and doing what ‘could not be done’ and this doesn’t feel any different to me.
‘I’ve never been intimidated by Floyd or anyone, so I think I stand a chance – you’d be lying if you said it was impossible, he’s human, it’s a fight and anything can happen.
He added: ‘People ask the question ‘why would I fight Floyd Mayweather?’ It’s because my kids’ kids will talk about this.
YouTuber-turned-boxer Paul (centre) is in bullish spirits ahead of the exhibition bout in Miami
Mayweather boasts a 50-0 professional record in the ring and this bout has been criticised
‘Generations to come will talk about this moment in history and when I accepted this fight I understood the magnitude of what a special event this was.
‘You don’t turn down an opportunity to fight a specimen like Floyd Mayweather; the greatest fighter of our generation.
‘I’m battling myself in my whole boxing journey, I’m trying to achieve that next level within.
‘I’ve always been my own worst enemy, I am constantly battling this [his own mind], the discipline of boxing pushing yourself both mentally and physically which has been a journey of mine for the past three years is really crafting a person that I love.’