Stephen A. Smith: I Don’t Think Logan Paul Should Be In The Ring With Floyd Mayweather
ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith doesn’t believe Logan Paul has any business fighting Floyd Mayweather.
Mayweather and Paul are scheduled to collide in an exhibition showdown on June 6. As it stands now, the event is penciled in for Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. There are still some formalities to cleared before the two actually share the ring.
During a recent episode of ESPN’s Hot Take, Stephen A. made it clear that he feels Paul isn’t the right opponent for Mayweather (via Bad Left Hook).
“When you talk about an exhibition against Conor McGregor, that’s different. He was the biggest star in the UFC, you [Mayweather] were the biggest star in boxing. He talked a lot of trash and wanted it and all of that stuff, and it was incredibly, incredibly entertaining even though we all knew that Conor McGregor wasn’t a boxer per se…I’m just looking at Floyd and I’m like, you know, he’s gonna toy with this guy, etc.
“I just don’t believe that people who don’t have a resume per se…I don’t think someone like that should be in the ring with Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather, one of the greatest — if not the greatest — we have ever seen. It should be a privilege to be in the ring with Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather.”
Mayweather insists he’s finished as a pro boxer. With that said, he plans to continue participating in exhibitions. Back in late 2018, Mayweather knocked out Japanese kickboxing sensation Tenshin Nasukawa in the first round of an exhibition match in Saitama, Japan.