UFC president Dana White was shocked when he realized Logan Paul will face Floyd Mayweather Jr in an ‘exhibition’ bout.
The American YouTube star has secured probably the most profitable payday of his profession towards arguably the best boxer ever in a money-spinning occasion in June 2021.
The 50-Zero famous person will now check himself towards a fighter who has by no means truly received a boxing match in his life, with Paul shedding to British YouTuber KSI twice from their two conferences.
Chatting with the Nelk Boys in December when the bout was initially introduced earlier than being postponed, White was left completely flabbergasted by the announcement and questioned what kind of state boxing was in if one of many pound-for-pound finest fighters on the planet was taking over an entire novice.
“When individuals ask me what’s the state of boxing proper now, that’s the place it’s at,” he stated.
“Didn’t that child get beat up by the f****** online game child from England and now he’s going to struggle Floyd Mayweather?”
KSI claimed a slender determination victory over his social media rival in 2019, with each males headlining a card on their skilled debuts whereas Billy Joe Saunders and Devin Haney fought on the undercard.
Nonetheless, ‘JJ’ had nothing however respect for the person he shared a hoop with on two separate events and despatched a message of assist to the 25-year-old in December.
Mayweather, 44, has not fought since 2018 when he dismantled Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nakusawa in simply 140 seconds. Previous to that, he stopped former UFC champion Conor McGregor within the tenth spherical of their 2017 struggle.
Jake Paul, Logan’s youthful brother, has ambitions to make it as a professional boxer himself having recorded three knockouts from his three bouts – most lately stopping former UFC fighter Ben Askren.
White can be not a fan of the teenager, telling the 24-year-old to cease calling out present UFC fighters and struggle actual boxers as a substitute.
“Why don’t you go struggle a f****** boxer?” White requested Yahoo Sports activities. “What the f*** do these guys preserve speaking to UFC guys for?
“I’m going to need to slap them with one other f****** authorized letter, these f***** idiots. Go speak to f****** boxers. What are you doing?”