Logan Paul, the older brother of YouTube star-turned-boxer Jake Paul, had some fighting words about Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Speaking on Showtime’s pay-per-view broadcast prior to Jake Paul’s fight against former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley on Sunday night, Logan Paul said he “retired Floyd Mayweather,” referring to their exhibition fight June 6, a contest that was not scored by judges.
“The dude’s on my highlight reel,” Paul said. “I busted his eardrum.”
Paul, who lost two fights to YouTuber KSI and did not appear to do significant damage to Mayweather, said he would soon return to the ring and complimented his own boxing skills.
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“Come on, baby, baby,” Paul said when asked if he would appear in a professional fight. “Come on. Yeah, of course, I have to. This is the coolest thing on the planet. You think about the Roman Colosseum, when you watch the gladiators fight to the death. Look around. My brother filled this arena up in Cleveland, Ohio, his home city. It’s the coolest thing anyone could ever ask for.
“I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: Fighters, bro, modern day gladiators. There is no more dangerous athlete. When the fighter walks in the room, everyone feels it. He’s got a presence. And it’s cool, I love it. I love the sport, I love entertaining. And honestly, I’m f—ing good, bro.”
Paul appeared on the broadcast next to AJ McKee, an undefeated featherweight in Bellator MMA. Asked for the keys to victory for his brother, Logan Paul was once again very confident and said he didn’t see the fight going past three rounds.
“The right hand is a cannon ball,” he said. “The kid has an LCD screen on his shorts. Everything is calculated.”
Jake Paul and Woodley will fight around midnight ET Sunday.