Logan Paul reveals Tyson Fury offered to fight him after Floyd Mayweather … but admits he’s too scared to face Gypsy King
LOGAN PAUL can’t wait to face Floyd Mayweather – but he’s scared of Tyson Fury.
The YouTube star takes on the legendary American in Miami on Sunday night and while Mayweather has an incredible 50-0 record, Paul feels he has a fighting chance.
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He might be the only person who dreams of sending Mayweather tumbling to the first loss in his legendary career, but when Heavyweight King Fury came to call recently, there was only one answer.
The Gypsy King wanted to set up Logan’s brother Jake Paul with Tommy Fury and tried to fix a piece himself.
Logan doesn’t like it though and said, “I’m so ready for Floyd but one boxer I don’t want to fight is Tyson Fury.
“He introduced me to my DMs and said my brother can fight Tommy Fury and I can fight him.
“But I was like, no, I’ll pass.”
Huge pay-per-view numbers are expected for all eight rounds, especially as Jake Paul insists his last fight in April against Ben Askren brought in 1.5 million buys, generating around $ 75 million.
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The media melee here in Miami has shown that while many think it’s nothing more than a money-making joke, whenever Mayweather is in town, massive interest always follows.
Logan, who will weigh around 190 pounds with Mayweather likely to tip the scales at around 160 pounds, added, “This is all so crazy, we’ve already defied the odds.
“When my manager asked me if I wanted to fight Floyd Mayweather, I just laughed.
“But I’ll never laugh at him again.” I can’t believe it all but I’m determined to make the show.
“They can say it’s an exhibition but I’m ready to fight. I really believe people will be surprised by my skills.
“I’m that guy, the guy who does something that no one else thinks he can do. It’s been me my whole life, I’m here to do the impossible. Sunday evening will be the extension.
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“I don’t care. He hasn’t knocked out anyone in a decade and I can shoot. “
Paul, 26, took on fellow YouTuber KSI in 2018, which is believed to have generated 1.3 million pay-per-view purchases globally, before a 2019 rematch in Los Angeles.
Mayweather, meanwhile, last appeared in an officially sanctioned boxing bout in 2017 when he beat UFC superstar Conor McGregor despite hanging up his gloves two years earlier.
His most recent appearance in the ring was a first-round demolition of Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on New Years Eve 2018.
This event is tagged as an exhibit so judges don’t have a front row seat at Hard Rock Stadium. This means that there will be no winner unless someone is knocked out or arrested.
Mayweather said: “I may have retired from boxing, but I never retired from entertaining, having fun and making money.”