Logan Paul believes fans will ‘see Floyd Mayweather’s eyes light up’ after switching to lighter gloves
Logan Paul promises to ‘light up’ Floyd Mayweather’s eyes the first time he hits him after both fighters agree to increase KO’s chance by switching to lighter gloves
- YouTuber Logan Paul welcomed the change to 10 oz gloves in the exhibition
- The actor warned Floyd Mayweather ‘I hit hard’ ahead of the Miami showdown
- Mayweather wanted even lighter eight oz gloves for the eight round fight
- Money said fans would see ‘the difference’ between elite fighters and YouTubers
Logan Paul has promised fans they will see Floyd Mayweather’s eyes “light up” in his exhibit with the boxing legend after both fighters agreed to use lighter 10oz gloves during Sunday’s showdown in Miami.
Organizers had increased the weight of the gloves from 10 oz to 12, but then lowered them again at the urging of undefeated Mayweather and YouTuber Paul, raising the prospect of a knockout.
Paul, 26, who will only enter his second professional fight after losing his first to fellow YouTuber KSI, was pleased with the change and believes his punching power will help him overcome Mayweather.
Floyd Mayweather (left) comes out of retirement to take on YouTuber Logan Paul
Mayweather not worried his incredible 50 game unbeaten record will be in jeopardy against Paul
“Okay, that’s how I want it,” he told Sky Sports.
“There is a moment that goes through the mind of every fighter. When we hit them, they realize, ‘Oh, maybe he’s not just doing YouTube. This man really put his heart and soul into this.’
‘I hit hard. I think you’ll see Floyd’s eyes light up the first time I hit him.’
Mayweather, who stopped with a stunning 49-0 record before retiring to beat Conor McGregor in 2017, said he wanted even lighter gloves.
The lighter gloves increase the chance of a KO and Paul wants to ‘light up’ Mayweather’s eyes
Paul lost his only professional fight, but 26-year-old warned Mayweather: ‘I hit hard’
“From the start, I wanted 8 ounce gloves for both me and Logan Paul. Hopefully it can turn into eight ounces,” he said.
And the 44-year-old said that despite his physical disadvantage and the large age difference, he would have no problem with Paul in the eight round fight.
“There is a difference between YouTube boxing and elite boxing and elite fighters,” he said.
“You’ll see the difference.”