Floyd Mayweather ‘set to reject Logan Paul fight’ after offer from YouTube star

Floyd Mayweather has been approached about a fight with YouTube star Logan Paul – but is unlikely to agree to the bout.

The former pound-for-pound great has not fought professionally since he stopped Conor McGregor in 2017.

He then stopped Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa the following year in an exhibition fight.

And he has been approached about a similar bout by Paul, one of social media's biggest names.

But according to TMZ, Mayweather is inclined to reject the offer.

Paul made his professional boxing debut against fellow YouTuber KSI last year in their rematch in Los Angeles.

He lost on points and was due to return to the ring against NFL free agent Antonio Brown before the coronavirus crisis struck.

When approached by TMZ, Paul said he "coudn't say s***" about the proposed fight.

Mayweather has repeatedly flirted with a comeback but is unlikely to fight as a professional again.

Speaking on Instagram, earlier this year he said: "I got a couple of exhibitions I'm doing.

"I got a couple of exhibitions, I’m doing little exhibitions overseas – it's paying though."

And super-middleweight contender Denis Douglin, who lost to George Groves three years ago, has revealed he has been sparring Mayweather in the early hours.

"He called me up around one in the morning," he said via Vegas Insider. "I know he likes to train at night so I got up and told my mother that Mayweather wanted to spar.

"We got to the gym before him, I was walking around taking pictures and stuff. He walked in at two in the morning with so much energy and so excited, and he let me know that he was going to beat me up.

"He was making fun of me saying harmless stuff like: ‘Oh, you think you're so bad, you got all of those muscles, but I’m still going to beat you up’. I thought as much as I look up to this man I can't wait to get into the ring and put it on him.

"And I love the fact that he was excited to beat me up, it was like an honour to have Mayweather talking bad about me.

"The first three rounds were great work, still talking trash back and forth to each other, and then in the fourth round he said: ‘let's turn the bell off, we're going to spar until you quit’.

Source: Read Full Article