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The 50-0 boxing great has sensationally agreed to return to the ring against YouTuber Paul for a February exhibition. And a tweet from @ChinCheckBoxing shows how Paul's 'money punch' could be ideal to hurt Mayweather. Entirely seriously, we'll choose to believe.
Mayweather's head was rocked back by a McGregor uppercut when the pair fought in 2017. That just happens to be the exact same right-hand punch with which Logan Paul seriously hurt KSI last year. Can you smell Floyd's fear and regret?
The logic is undeniable (possibly): an uppercut is a dangerous weapon for a taller boxer against a shorter foe - and Paul will have at least six inches on Floyd. Also, Mayweather will be four years rustier than when he fought Conor come fight night, while 25-year-old Paul is in the prime of his life.
Excuse us while we withdraw all of our money from the bank and bet it on Paul to win KO1 via devastating uppercut.
We're clearly not alone in this assessment. One Twitter boxing expert commented: "KSI is a younger, fresher version of Mayweather and Logan was robbed, I can't envision how Mayweather deals with Logan's power and ferocity."
Too true. There's also the factor that UFC star McGregor was a boxing novice, yet surprised some by being competitive with Mayweather early on. Paul has a clear edge over Conor here, having already taken part in a pro boxing contest.
Like Mayweather, Logan has an unblemished pro record, although admittedly Floyd's 50-0 is all wins while Paul's 0-1 ledger signifies his sole defeat. But that presumably only makes him hungrier to succeed where the likes of Manny Pacquiao, Canelo Alvarez and Oscar De La Hoya have failed in handing 'Money May' his ass.
Floyd earned $9 million knocking out kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition bout in Japan in 2018 - but is expected to make far more than that for facing Paul in February.
In keeping with the ultra-competitive nature of Mayweather-Paul, we'd like to suggest an undercard consisting of Jake Paul vs Deontay Wilder; a tag team of Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury against Ant and Dec; plus a time-travelling Mike Tyson from 1985 against modern-day AnEsonGib.
Can you see any other result from Mayweather vs Paul apart from 'Money' lying flat on his back in pain and confusion as the referee counts to 10?
If so, let us know in the comments.
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