DAZN “Pumped” For Paul-Brown Possibility
As reported earlier this week, YouTuber Logan Paul and currently exiled NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown are in the midst of a Twitter feud over a potential boxing match.
The heat has grown so strong that online sportsbook Odds Shark has Paul as a -2000 favorite for a hypothetical fight while Brown is established as a +1000 underdog.
“Antonio Brown is in a position where he can definitely use this fight,” Paul told reporters following his brother Jake’s press conference on Wednesday. “A.B. and I are having some minor head butts. It could turn into something very real, but right now I think we can put on the best f—— show of 2020. I have no doubt in my mind it would be the biggest event of 2020 — bigger than Wilder-Fury 2 and the return of Conor McGregor. I may be delusional and optimistic, but the crossover between the massive digital audience and the mainstream audience A.B. brings would be f—— insane.
“It would be very good for him. Is that fear of losing going to haunt him not to take the fight? He’s one of the best f*****g athletes in the world. His ability to pick up a new sport like boxing, I’d imagine it would be pretty quick. For sure he would be ready to go with three months of training.”
“I text with [DAZN’s North America VP] Joe Markowski every day,” Paul said. “He last texted me, ‘I’m so pumped about this A.B. fight, bro. It will be seriously big.’ … [Matchroom CEO] Eddie Hearn and Joe are pumped.”
“I took an ‘L’” on the chin [in the KSI fight] and now am moving on to the next to make it a bigger and better event,” Paul continued. “I’m so f—— in. From a sheer entertainment standpoint, I don’t think there is anything more exciting than that. It’s on A.B. Does he really want the smoke? Or did he get his clout check mark for January [by calling me out].”
“If there is an appetite for me fighting, I’m definitely one to give the people what they want in a major f*****g way,” he said. “If it’s not A.B., it’s going to be another major name that’s going to shatter the internet. I love to put on show on massive levels.”
“I’m a showman. I’m a s*** talker… The more you can make a character of yourself … but the people love to see it. You know how I like to play mind games. I would f— with him diligently. I truly believe I would drop him faster than the Patriots. I’m talking round one or round two.”
Quotes via: Boxing Scene