Boxing Legend Floyd Mayweather Fires Savage 'Japan Dig' At Logan Paul During First Heated Face-Off
Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather called out Logan Paul over his controversial Japan 'suicide forest' video during their heated face-off ahead of their upcoming fight.
The 44-year-old undefeated former boxer was initially scheduled to face Paul in February before their exhibition fight was postponed.
But now the fight between Mayweather and the 26-year-old YouTuber has been rescheduled for 6th June at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida.
Paul and Mayweather took part in their first face-off at the Hard Rock Stadium as they pulled no punches towards one another.
Mayweather, who retired from boxing in 2017 after his victory over Conor McGregor, turned up his trash-talking skills as he said he would fight both Logan and Jake Paul on the same night.
However, the American superstar also delivered a brutal dig on Paul when he alluded to the YouTuber's chequered history with Japan.
Speaking on stage, Mayweather said: "Japan... I knew what he did to the country of Japan.
"I knew what he did to Japan, so guess what, you have to pay for what you did to Japan."
Paul wasted no time in firing back at Mayweather by digging up the boxing legend's controversial history with domestic violence.
Responding to Mayweather's comments about Japan, Paul said: "I know what you did to your wife."
Paul, who has only fought professionally once against YouTube rival KSI, was widely condemned for uploading a video to YouTube showing the body of an apparent suicide victim.
The YouTuber's video featured himself and his friends visiting the Aokigahara forest at the base of Mount Fuji.
The forest has become known for being a frequent site for suicides in Japan.
Paul later apologised for the controversy caused by the video, saying in 2019 that he had since "matured and levelled up."
The American star told the BBC at the time: "Just like everyone in life, people make mistakes, mine happened to be in public and in front of the whole world.
"Being able to take that and get up and keep on fighting and being able to redeem yourself and make a comeback even though 99 [per cent] of the world doesn't believe in you I think is gonna say a lot and make a lot of people believe in themselves when they're down."
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Topics: Logan Paul, Boxing, Floyd Mayweather