Logan Paul mocks Floyd Mayweather for attempted ‘kiss’ in fiery face-off

Logan Paul cannot wait to take on Floyd Mayweather — but he’s running scared of Tyson Fury.

The YouTube star takes on the legendary American in Miami on Monday (AEST) and even though Mayweather boasts an incredible 50-0 record, Paul reckons he’s got a fighting chance.

He may be the only person dreaming of sending Mayweather tumbling to the first defeat of his legendary career, but when heavyweight king Fury came calling recently, there was only one answer.

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The Gypsy King wanted to set up Jake Paul, Logan’s brother, with Tommy Fury and tried to fix up a scrap himself.

Logan doesn’t fancy that though and said: “I am so ready for Floyd but one boxer I don’t want to fight is Tyson Fury.

“He pitched me in my DMs and said my brother can fight Tommy Fury and I can fight him.

“But I was like, no I’ll pass.”

Logan Paul is ready for the fight of his life.Source:Getty Images

Tyson Fury is too imtimidating for the YouTuber.Source:AFP

Massive pay-per-view figures are expected for the eight-round tussle with Mayweather, especially considering Jake Paul insists his last fight in April against Ben Askren brought in a reported 1.5 million buys, thereby generating around AUD$98 million.

The media scrum in Miami as the pair faced off showed that while many think this is nothing more than a money-making joke, whenever Mayweather is in town, massive interest always follows.

Paul joked they got so close when squaring off it was like Mayweather was trying to kiss him.

HE TRIED TO KISS ME https://t.co/sZqDB7nwt3

Logan, who will weigh around 86kg with Mayweather likely to tip the scales at around 72kg, added: “This whole thing is just so crazy, we have already defied the odds.

“When my manager asked if I wanted to fight Floyd Mayweather I just laughed.

“But I will never laugh at him again. I can’t believe all this, but I am determined to put on a show.

“They can say it’s an exhibition but I am ready to fight. I really do believe that people will be surprised at my skills.

“I am that dude, the guy who does something no one else thinks they can do. That’s been me my whole life, I am here to achieve the impossible. Sunday night (Monday AEST) will be an extension of that.

“I don’t give a f***. He hasn’t knocked anyone out in a decade and I can take a shot.”

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Former world welterweight king Floyd Mayweather and YouTube personality Logan Paul.Source:AFP

Paul, 26, took on fellow YouTuber KSI in 2018 which reportedly generated 1.3 million pay per view buys worldwide, before a rematch in 2019 in Los Angeles.

Mayweather, meanwhile, last appeared in an officially sanctioned boxing bout in 2017 when he defeated UFC superstar Conor McGregor despite hanging up his gloves two years earlier.

His most recent ring appearance was a first-round demolition of Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on New Year’s Eve 2018.

This event is being labelled as an exhibition so judges won’t be ringside at the Hard Rock Stadium. That means there will be no winner unless someone is knocked out or stopped.

Mayweather said: “I may have retired from boxing but I never retired from entertaining, having fun and making money.”

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission

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