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The Logan Paul Tweet That Sparked His Fight With Floyd Mayweather

The Logan Paul Tweet That Sparked His Fight With Floyd Mayweather

A tweet from Logan Paul in November last year may have been the starting point for his rivalry with Floyd Mayweather, with the two rumoured to be fighting this year.

YouTuber Paul has twice fought rival KSI, although only one of them was an official professional fight, but is now expected to take a huge step up in quality for his next fight.

According to The Fighting News' Mike Feinberg, Mayweather is set to come out of retirement this year to fight Paul, and has already signed the agreement.

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Ahead of everything being made official some are pointing to tweet from the internet star last year, where he used the odds of them facing to call out the 50-0 boxer, as the start of their rivalry.

The odds of the pair fighting, or Mayweather taking on KSI, came about just weeks after the two YouTubers had fought for the second time, with the British star beating Paul on a split decision.

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At the time there were reports that 'Money' was about to come out of retirement once again and bookmakers had made Manny Pacquiao a favourite to be his next opponent, in a rematch from their first fight.

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UFC stars Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor, the latter also being a rematch, were also considered as potential opponents for the undefeated 43-year-old.

Mayweather stopped McGregor in August 2017. Image: PA Images
Mayweather stopped McGregor in August 2017. Image: PA Images
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Mayweather, who last held a world title in 2015, was last in an official boxing match against McGregor in 2017, in the Irishman's first professional fight.

After defeating the former two weight UFC champ the American retired but has since fought Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition fight in December 2018.

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Now he looks set to get in the ring with a non boxer for the third time in-a-row, although it's not known if it's an exhibition fight yet or not.

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Topics: Conor Mcgregor, Manny Pacquiao, Logan Paul, Boxing News, Boxing, KSI, YouTube, Floyd Mayweather

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