Logan Paul admits he DON’T KNOW the rules for his exhibition fight against Floyd Mayweather – five days before it happens – but the ill-mannered YouTuber insists he’s ‘prepared for anything’ as he wants to shock the world
- Logan Paul prepares for an exhibition against Floyd Mayweather on Sunday
- The fight was supposed to be eight rounds, but Logan admits he’s not sure of the rules
- The YouTube star said he is baffled by uncertainty but is ‘prepared for anything’
- Undefeated star Mayweather is tipped for a comfortable win in Miami
Logal Paul says he is in the dark about the official rules for his exhibition fight against Floyd Mayweather – just five days before the fight takes place in Miami.
The YouTube star plans to stun the boxing world with a shocking win over the undefeated Hall of Famer on Sunday, but has been tipped to suffer a heavy and extensive defeat in just his second professional fight.
The fight would be an eight-lap affair with three-minute rounds, but Paul admits he has no idea what the protocols are – and he has no idea even how heavy his gloves will be.
Logan Paul admits he’s unsure about the rules for his fight against Floyd Mayweather
He faces a task of epic proportions in his bid to stun the undefeated Miami Hall of Famer
“I don’t know how this is possible, but I don’t know,” he told the True Geordie podcast. ‘I hear 10oz, 12oz [gloves]. I hear eight rounds, I hear three minutes, I hear two minutes, I don’t fucking know.
‘We are prepared for anything. We did a legit camp. We’re doing hard sparring rounds, 10-12 rounds, three different guys, we’re ready.’
Paul has been given little hope of rocking the apple cart against the 50-0 star, but he remains optimistic about his chances and insists he trained with “a group of pros” who have emulated Mayweather’s style.
‘We have a group of professionals’ [to spar with],’ he added. “Some guys are fighters, some guys are boxers. We’re trying to get guys who can match Floyd, or at least keep the pace for little guys.
But the YouTuber was optimistic about his chances of causing a huge shock on Sunday
“Frankly, we’re getting every look we can: pros, solid, solid boxers. I’ve sparred a few times, [WBA light-heavyweight champion] Jean Pascal, who is actually on the undercard. It’s great work, tough guy.
“He was already training here in Puerto Rico, happened to be in the same gym and we got a few sessions in.”
Last week, he hounded his prospective opponent by calling him a “pipsqueak” and mocking him for posting a photo of a bloody sparring session, promising their confrontation would be “the worst day of your life.”
Paul called Mayweather ‘a pipsqueak’ and said their fight would be ‘the worst day of your life’
“Floyd Mayweather is so excited to have someone bleed while sparring,” he said in a social media clip.
“He posted the same picture twice in the same day, he’s so excited. Hey champ, you’re not the only person who makes people bleed while sparring. Who are you sparring with bro? You’re sparring garbage.
You squeak. June 6 will be your dog’s worst day of life. I’m gonna make it so hard for you. ‘
Paul has only fought once in his professional career – he suffered a points defeat to fellow YouTuber KSI, who also came out on top against him in their first fight at the amateur level.
Many former boxers fear Paul could be seriously injured in his fight against Mayweather, including Tony Bellew – who believes the internet personality will be “absolutely schooled” when he takes the ropes.
He has only one previous fight on his record – which he lost to fellow YouTuber KSI
But former world middleweight champion believes Paul’s significant advantage gives him a chance to get upset, and warned Mayweather he risks “spotting” his legacy if he goes under.
He told Sky Sports: “Mayweather should be way too good for him, but it’s exciting and it interests you because Logan Paul is so big, Mayweather has been retired for so long, and you’re like, ‘Oh what if Mayweather ruins his entire legacy by losing to a YouTuber?” That’s the attraction. That will make you look at it.
“I’m not saying he has a chance, but he has a chance Logan Paul because he looks like he can get in pretty good shape. He’s had a few fights and he’s so big.
Mayweather could make a mockery of his entire career. If he gets caught and put down, it will be embarrassing. If he loses, he might as well get a one-way ticket to Australia. ‘