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Eddie Hearn Gives Honest Verdict On Potential Floyd Mayweather Vs Logan Paul Super-Fight

Eddie Hearn Gives Honest Verdict On Potential Floyd Mayweather Vs Logan Paul Super-Fight

Matchroom chief Eddie Hearn has claimed that the heavily rumoured Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul mega-fight would be the "biggest mismatch in boxing history."

Speculation has mounted over a potential Mayweather vs Paul fight since YouTuber Keemstar claimed that a "boxing insider" told him the clash would take place in 2020.

And KSI's former trainer Viddal Riley recently suggested that Mayweather and Paul were now "in talks" over the fight.

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However, the 41-year-old Matchroom chief praised Paul by saying he is "very, very bright," but he insisted that he "shouldn't be fighting Floyd Mayweather."

Speaking to SPORTbible ahead of Mafia: Definitive Edition's release, Hearn explained: "I can't say too much because I did KSI-Logan Paul II, but it's two guys at the same level, who didn't like each other, who have 25million YouTube followers each and they could fight a little bit, but they trained hard [and] they did it properly. But it was a fifty-fifty match-up.

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"Logan Paul against Floyd Mayweather is the biggest mismatch in boxing history. So I don't believe that will ever get off the ground.

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"I know that speaking to KSI and his team I think they would rather fight Floyd Mayweather because they feel, 'Hang on, we got the win. You should be fighting us rather than Logan Paul!'

"Let YouTubers fight YouTubers, you know. Unless there's a pro fight where it's a good fight.

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Eddie Hearn Savagely Mugs Off Logan Paul As He Reveals Conversation He Had With Floyd Mayweather
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Eddie Hearn Savagely Mugs Off Logan Paul As He Reveals Conversation He Had With Floyd Mayweather

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"I'm not in the business of making loads and loads of YouTube fights, but what I did was learn a huge amount from that experience and sold a lot of pay-per-views and gained a lot of subscribers for DAZN and got involved with an audience that I've never been involved with before, so it was a wonderful experience.

"Logan Paul is a great individual, he's very, very bright, he can fight a little bit as well, but he shouldn't be fighting Floyd Mayweather. And I very much doubt he will."

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Eddie was talking to SPORTbible for the launch of 2K Games' new Mafia: Definitive Edition, available from today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store. Mafia: Definitive Edition is a comprehensive, built-from-the-ground-up remake of the original Mafia, featuring all-new gameplay sequences and features, best-in-class cinematics, an updated script filled with rich new dialogue, expanded backstories and additional cutscenes. For more information head to: mafiagame.com/buy


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Topics: Logan Paul, Boxing News, Boxing, Money, Eddie Hearn, YouTube, Floyd Mayweather

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Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]