The odds are stacked against Logan Paul as he prepares to face undefeated Floyd Mayweather on Sunday, with some supporters even showing concern for the social media star ahead of the fight.
Paul, 26, will face 50-0 Mayweather at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, where he hopes to record his first boxing victory against one of the most decorated fighters of all time.
‘The Maverick’ recently roped in the talents of WBC interim lightweight champion Ryan Garcia, who released a video on April 1 professing that he taught his protege ‘how to knock out’ Mayweather.
But those in the comments section weren’t buying the hype, with many of the top-voted replies insisting ‘Money’ will make light work of his upcoming opponent in their exhibition outing.
One account commented: “You know what….. after watching Logan train so hard and seeing his skill develope (sic) slowly over time, I can safely say Mayweather is definitely knocking him out.”
Another questioned how Garcia could possibly know how to finish the undefeated great, adding: “How can Ryan teach something he hasn’t done himself?”
Garcia doled out advice to his subject ahead of his bout on June 6: "You should think in your mind 'I'm not giving up ground no matter what.’
"Being comfortable in an uncomfortable situation is what you need to work on, because he's going to try and make you uncomfortable."
Mayweather hasn’t fought professionally since he beat Conor McGregor via a 10th-round TKO in August 2017.
The 44-year-old was seen eating at Burger King days prior to his win over ‘Notorious’, and some predicted a similar, laid-back approach to Paul: “Floyd watching this eating McDonald’s in his multi million mansion not worried about a thing.”
His only venture into the ring since then ended in a first-round finish of Japanese sensation Tenshin Nasukawa in December 2018.
One YouTube user suggested the young coach would be a superior pick to enter the ring instead: “Ryan Garcia vs Floyd Mayweather as a pro fight would've been way better.”
Paul’s younger brother, Jake, has also made waves in the boxing arena and amassed a 3-0 record following his most recent win over former UFC welterweight Ben Askren.
Some among the comments did see fit to praise Logan for stepping up to fight a former champ like Mayweather, considered by many to be the best boxer of all time: “I like how Jake picks the easiest opponents to boost his ego and Logan just goes for the literal best boxer in the world after losing to an equally skilled YouTuber boxer.”
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British YouTuber KSI defeated Paul via split decision when they clashed in November 2019, but the American will boast a 30-pound advantage when he takes on Mayweather.
That additional bulk may serve him well in his hopes of landing the knockout blow, although many professionals have tried and failed in their own attempts over the past 25 years.
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