Floyd mayweather is going to be fighting logan paul on february 20th in 2021, it has been confirmed by floyd himself that this exhibition bout is going to happen on pay-per-view, although a lot of you are a bit skeptical that this would happen after what just happened with jake paul fighting nate robinson but now we’re having not only a professional boxer versus a youtuber, We’re having the greatest boxer of all time versus a youtuber and this changes the game completely not only for boxing but for mma as well.
This can also be a bit worrisome even for mma fans if we’re having someone on floyd mayweather’s level taking these kind of fights, it means that we’re probably going see this as more of a norm, there’s going to be more of these fights that are going to happen especially if floyd versus logan paul becomes successful on pay-per-view.
If the numbers come out and it proves to be what i think is one of the biggest pay-per-views of all time, we are definitely going to see guys like Canelo fight youtubers and other professional boxers will follow through and even mma fighters might cross over into the ring to fight youtubers.
A lot of boxers are in the sport to make money, they will jump to the deal if they see that floyd gets paid 200 – 300 million dollars fighting logan paul, which is essentially not even as challenging as a sparring match in his gym.
What is stopping other boxers doing the same, Canelo’s is going to be like – “i could probably make 100 million from one of these guys or maybe 50 million”.
MMA fighters like conor mcgregor or jorge masvidal, and many guys can come into the sport of boxing and do the same sort of thing and not lose sweat nor risk getting hurt at all.
They do not need a training camp to handle one of these youtubers – now this is a good and bad thing for the professional fighters.
The good thing is easy money to fight a popular youtuber like one of the paul brothers, now the bad thing about all this is that it will hurt the credibility of the sport – if boxers do it, it’s going to hurt the sport of boxing and if mma fighters are going to do it, it’s going to hurt mma.
Although one fight is not going to do enough damage but if it keeps happening, if it becomes a norm, people are not going to look at these sports the same way as usual, it’s not going to be serious sport where the actual professionals should be taken seriously and ultimately these youtuber fights are going to draw on a different kind of crowd.
A lot of people that will watch the fights are the people who watch guys like Logan Paul on youtube and not specifically the hardcore fans of the sport.
We just had jake paul versus nate robinson in a boxing match, now we’re having the greatest box of all time fighting another youtuber and that is what i think is the thing that might hurt this more than anything else. We don’t know what the cost is going to be for this pay-per-view it might be 100, it might be 60 or 50.
I am predicting that this pay-per-view is going be one of the biggest pay-per-views in boxing history, floyd holds many pay-per-view records in the sport of boxing and this is definitely going be one of the top.
It’s going to draw in another crowd that may shock a lot of people, how many people are going to be interested in this ?
There is an argument that these kind of fights can draw in more attention to the sport of boxing of which i agree but not when you have someone as credible as floyd fighting someone like logan paul because everybody knows it’s going to be a walk through for floyd.
Floyd does not need the fight to be fixed to do his work, he doesn’t have to train for the fight, he’ll win this easily but everybody knows it’s a cash grab, it’s an easy fight and it’s not going to be competitive.
People aren’t going to be as interested in seeing a professional boxer fight a youtuber.
Previously, logan paul lost to ksi in a boxing match, imagine what a professional boxer would do to him. I know a lot of people who are not as knowledgeable in martial arts cannot really comprehend how much skill matters.
It doesn’t matter how big logan is, it doesn’t matter how powerful he is, it doesn’t really matter how fast he is, it doesn’t matter how athletic he is, it doesn’t matter how young he is – the skills of a professional boxer will always triumph over someone that just relies on size.
So my official prediction for the fight is that, floyd mayweather will handle him pretty well, does whatever he wants to him, I don’t think he knocks him out in the first round although it is a huge possibility that can happen if floyd comes out right away and just tries to go for the knockout.
I don’t know what the rules are going to be for the exhibition fight, probably similar to mike tyson and roy jones fight but for a professional boxer versus a youtuber who have had like two amateur fights, they’re going to have some more restrictions so logan paul doesn’t get hurt.
Maybe headgear, maybe bigger gloves, maybe less rounds – there are a lot of things that might change compared to tyson vs roy jones which was between two legends of the same age.
I am predicting that floyd mayweather is going to win, i have a feeling he might just carry it and not try to hurt logan paul that much.
If i was a youtuber, if you were a youtuber, i guarantee we would all do the same thing so you can’t knock the youtubers for trying to do this.
What do you guys think about this flight, do you guys like this kind of fights happening occasionally or often?
Do these kind of fights hurt or help the sport?