Logan Paul has reacted to the news that fellow YouTuber Deji will be following in his footsteps by boxing Floyd Mayweather.
In June 2021, “The Maverick” surprisingly survived all eight rounds with Mayweather when the duo traded blows during a fight at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida.
No official winner was announced overnight, but punching stats show that despite throwing less than half Paul’s punch count, Mayweather still edged the 18-year-old his cadet.
Since then, ‘The Best Ever’ has gone on to earn big paychecks for shows with former sparring partner Don Moore and most recently Japanese MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura who he knocked out in two rounds over the weekend. last.
Now it has been announced that this will be followed by a return to the United Arab Emirates on November 13, this time to Dubai for a meeting with Deji.
Deji is the younger brother of YouTube sensation KSI who started his own channel and made a name for himself during his teenage years.
The 25-year-old suffered three straight amateur boxing losses to Jake Paul, Vinnie Hacker and Alex Wassabi before turning pro last month and picking up a win over Fousey in a much improved performance.
Now he’ll step up to about a million levels to take on Mayweather and Paul has some advice for him ahead of the fight: “Try to get paid up front.”
Following Paul’s fight with the boxing legend, it was reported that Mayweather would take home $65m (£52m), which includes claims from ‘Money’ himself that he sold his sponsorship of shorts for $30m (£24m).
The internet celebrity is said to have won a guaranteed fee of $250,000 (£205,000), plus another $5m (£4.1m) as a result of his 10% share of pay-per-view revenue.
It is alleged, however, that Paul has still not received his fair share and will now take the case to court. Something he hopes his business partner Prime’s little brother doesn’t have to do later this year.
Paul is scheduled to return to the ring on January 14 on the same card as KSI.
First, he will take on WWE Champion Roman Reigns at Crown Jewel on November 5 after impressing in his professional wrestling debut earlier this year.