The announcement of Logan Paul’s upcoming battle with icon Floyd Mayweather raised many eyebrows within the boxing world… and even his brother thinks it’s unhealthy for the game.
The YouTuber will tackle the five-weight world champion in an exhibition battle in February.
Mayweather has an ideal 50-Zero skilled report to his title throughout an illustrious profession.
Logan Paul misplaced his solely skilled bout in opposition to fellow YouTuber KSI final 12 months.
Understandably, there are many query marks about why this battle is even happening with there solely more likely to be one end result.
It has already generated loads of curiosity and that’s more likely to ramp up because the battle date will get nearer.
Jake Paul, Logan’s youthful trouble and a fellow YouTuber, has now joined the dissenting voices.
The 23-year-old has ventured into boxing himself and knocked out former NBA star Nate Robinson on the undercard of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr final month.
However he believes his elder sibling is flawed to step into the ring with a Mayweather, a bonafide legend of the game.
“My brother’s f*****,” Jake informed TMZ. “It’s unhealthy for the game. I believe it’s only for clout.
“I want him one of the best of luck. I similar to… don’t get in there with a man who’s by no means even been knocked out. He’s been knocked down as soon as and it was accidentally.”
Not everybody thinks will probably be an entire walkover for Mayweather, although.
One of many Mayweather’s former opponents, Victor Ortiz, reckons Logan Paul shall be a harder opponent for than Conor McGregor was.
“Conor couldn’t do nothing,” Ortiz informed MMAFighting.
“I don’t imply to talk unhealthy. Conor’s a heck of a UFC fighter within the octagon, however he has no enterprise in a hoop, versus somebody like Logan – Logan discovered in a hoop.
“So his stuff is all standup. All the pieces about Logan is boxing, angles, transferring, so it’s two completely different worlds.
“I couldn’t let you know what somebody like Logan or myself may do in an octagon, however persist with what you already know. And Logan, he is aware of boxing proper now.
“I’ve talked to him about Floyd just a few instances. I give him the easy issues: ‘Floyd is Floyd, however you’re unstoppable. You’re on one other degree.’
“I strongly imagine Floyd could have hassle. Logan can field, and he has energy, attain velocity, and he can transfer now.”