Logan Paul Reacts To Brother’s Brutal KO Of Ben Askren With Message To Floyd Mayweather
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Logan Paul fired off a warning to Floyd Mayweather after his brother Jake Paul savagely knocked out Ben Askren with a right-hand bomb on Saturday.
Jake Paul's first-round KO of the former UFC fighter took his professional boxing record to 3-0 (all via stoppage) - and clearly fired up Logan ahead of his planned fight with pound-for-pound great Mayweather.
Including a video of Askren hitting the canvas hard after Jake's haymaker connected with his chin, Logan directed a message to Mayweather on Twitter and Instagram. Simply: "You see this?"
.@floydmayweather you see this pic.twitter.com/fpRzyiUukd
- Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) April 18, 2021
The 50-0 retired boxing great Mayweather is set to have an exhibition fight against Logan Paul this year. The contest was originally scheduled for February but was postponed, reportedly to allow a bigger crowd to attend.
It's clear from his message to Mayweather after his younger brother's victory that Logan wants to set a date - and for 'Money' to know that the Paul brothers are for real.
Mayweather himself insists the fight is still happening, as he said earlier this year: "We're gonna do Logan Paul, and we pushed it back because we want an audience, we want to bring 80,000 people to watch."
The 26-year-old Logan is keen to get a date set in stone, explaining: "The complications are when you are dealing with someone like Floyd Mayweather who is the most desired, highest-paid fighter on the planet and he operates at a certain calibre, and the people around him want to make sure their talent, their fighter is performing at a certain level, there are a lot hoops to jump through...
"We're just making sure we're doing that. But yeah, I'm still going to beat the s**t out of Floyd Mayweather.
"Or, maybe he's going to beat the s**t out of me, who knows? The point is it's still going to happen."
After Jake Paul's one-sided victory over retired MMA fighter Askren in Atlanta, Logan was keen to revel in his brother's triumph.
The ringside view of Jake Paul's TKO. @ESPNRingside pic.twitter.com/YgasSH1Br4- SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 18, 2021
Post-fight he tweeted: "Ben Askren came on my podcast and said he was a genius.
"At first I doubted him. But after convincing the world he had a chance of beating Jake, exploding on social media, and collecting a massive bag, even though he lost... that man WON. GENIUS."
ben askren came on my podcast and said he was a genius. at first i doubted him. but after convincing the world he had a chance of beating jake, exploding on social media, and collecting a massive bag, even though he lost... that man WON. GENIUS @Benaskren- Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) April 18, 2021
Whether Logan can talk his way into sharing a boxing ring with multi-weight world champion Mayweather remains to be seen.
But his reaction this weekend shows that 'The Maverick' still has his eyes on 'Money' (in more ways than one).
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