Former Boxing Champion Thinks Logan Paul Will Have Greater Success Against Floyd Mayweather Than Conor McGregor
One former world champion can see Logan Paul giving Floyd Mayweather more problems than Conor McGregor did.
Paul is a YouTube celebrity but he’s found his way into the world of boxing. He has an amateur bout and a professional bout against fellow YouTuber KSI. The amateur fight ended in a draw, while Paul lost the pro match via split decision.
Former WBC Welterweight Champion Victor Ortiz is a friend of Paul. During an interview with MMAFighting.com, Ortiz expressed his belief that the YouTuber will have better success against Mayweather than McGregor did back in 2017.
“Conor couldn’t do nothing. I don’t mean to speak bad. Conor’s a heck of a UFC fighter in the octagon, but he has no business in a ring, as opposed to someone like Logan – Logan learned in a ring. So his stuff is all standup. Everything about Logan is boxing, angles, moving, so it’s two different worlds. I couldn’t tell you what someone like Logan or myself could do in an octagon, but stick to what you know. And Logan, he knows boxing right now.”
Paul is scheduled to meet Mayweather in an exhibition bout on February 20, 2021. The experience gap is clear. Paul’s record stands at 0-1. Mayweather is a Hall of Fame elect with a perfect record of 50-0. He has won world titles in multiple weight classes.
Mayweather last competed in an exhibition match back in December 2018. “Money” defeated kickboxing sensation Tenshin Nasukawa under the RIZIN banner in Japan. Mayweather scored the first-round TKO victory.