Logan Paul believes fight rules prevented him knocking out Floyd Mayweather


Logan Paul went the distance with ring legend Floyd Mayweather in their exhibiton fight earlier this year, but Paul thinks he could have knocked out Mayweather if the rules were different

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Logan Paul thinks he would have knocked out Floyd Mayweather if the fight was scheduled for 10 or 12 rounds.

Paul and Mayweather met in an eight-round exhibition fight in June, with no winner being declared.

Although Paul threw more punches than Mayweather, the ring legend outstruck Paul by 43 to 28.

The fight sold more than one million pay-per-view buys on Showtime, more than double the amount Jake Paul’s fight with former UFC star Tyron Woodley did last month.

And Paul thinks if the fight was scheduled for more rounds he could have knocked out Mayweather – who retired from boxing in 2017 after improving to 50-0 against UFC star Conor McGregor.

He told the ‘ True Geordie ‘: “My conditioning is f*****g good, bro. If the fight went 10 or 12 rounds, I think I would knock him out. I say that in full conviction.



Paul went all eight rounds with Mayweather
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“I saw him breathing heavy for the first time that eighth round and it was because I had been leaning on him.

“I’m 30 pounds heavier. Like no matter how you cut it, me leaning on a guy that size is gonna get him tired no matter how good he is.

“I was coming alive too. That’s what we trained for, we sparred for 12 rounds. I’m probably throwing 120 punches by the 12th round. My conditioning is good, I had a little ‘uhh’ in the fourth round then second wind came in.

Paul was linked to a fight with UFC legend Anderson Silva last month, but talks broke down and the fight was never booked.

Silva told Mirror Fighting it wasn’t his fault talks for the fight broke down, stating something happened on Paul’s side that meant it didn’t happen.

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Paul is 0-1 as a professional boxer, losing to fellow internet star KSI in their 2019 rematch.

YouTube boxing has been at the forefront of combat sports since that fight, with Jake Paul calling out some of the biggest names in boxing such as Canelo Alvarez and Gervonta Davis.

And Logan thinks KSI hit harder than Mayweather despite the vast difference in experience between the two men.

He said: “KSI [hit harder] for sure, for sure. It’s not even a competition, bro. Floyd Mayweather’s clean shots, I was like, ‘Cool, good job.’ KSI I’m like, ‘Keep my f**king face away from those hands.

“Floyd Mayweather guaranteed he was going to knock me out. You didn’t even get f****** close bro. In fact, I busted his eardrum. My boy caught his doctor checking out his ear and he admitted to his ear being busted.”


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