Floyd Mayweather Jr. returns to the ring on February 20, 2021. If you expect Money Mayweather to throw down against one of his contemporaries, or for Floyd to tackle Conor McGregor again, you’re sorely mistaken. Let’s take a closer look to the YouTube superstar so you get all set to plan your bets and place them against our Floyd Mayweather odds.
Who is Logan Paul and Why Does He Think He’s a Boxer?
Pretty Boy Floyd is going to step into the ring versus a six-feet and two-inches, two-hundred pounds or so much younger man named Logan Paul. If you’re into social media, YouTube, and everything else true boxing fans probably know nothing about, you may have never heard of Logan Paul.
We hadn’t, which is why we’ve decided to devote an entire blog to the man that believes he can best one of the greatest boxers in the history of the sport. Who, exactly, is this wide-eyed, golden-haired, chiseled individual who is about to get a lesson about messing with his elders?
Who is Logan Paul?
Logan Paul is a massive, gigantic, out of this world celebrity. But he’s not just any celebrity. He’s not famous like Tom Cruise. He’s famous like Ryan Kaji, the 8-year-old toy reviewer who pulled in $26 million on YouTube in 2019.
Forget the movies. Today’s celebrities run YouTube channels that make boat loads of cash that they then use to become even more richer and more famous. Some decry how Paul makes a living. It doesn’t sound like a real job.
A single look at this YouTube channel, though, and one realizes that like Kaji, this is a serious individual. Each posted video is created in the most professional way. Kaji is serious about his toy reviews and Paul is serious about entertaining his close to 23 million followers.
Logan may act like an ass on the videos, but make no mistake, he’s a performer. He’s also likeable. We’re not knocking the guy for taking the fight. It’s what Logan does. He entertains, which is why Logan started boxing in the first place. It’s all about giving fans something that keeps their interest.
Does Paul have any advantages over Mayweather?
Born in 1995, Paul was 2-years-old when Floyd won his first title belt. Age means something in boxing. Logan has a huge age advantage.
He’s also much bigger and much taller than Money Mayweather. After watching his two fights against KSI, it’s apparent that Paul takes boxing seriously. The biggest problem he has is one of experience.
Logan Paul has two professional fights. He didn’t start boxing until 2018. If you don’t know how to use your physical advantages, and Logan will have many in this fight, what good are they?
At least we know that Logan Paul, like his brother Jake, knows what he’s getting into. Who knows? Maybe, the same drive and energy that made Logan Paul a multi-millionaire before the age of 25 will help him against one of the Top 5 greatest boxers of all time.