Logan Paul dismisses "exhibition" label on Floyd Mayweather fight

Logan Paul has dismissed the 'exhibition' tag on his upcoming fight with Floyd Mayweather – and promised a 'war'.

The pair will face in one of boxing's greatest mismatches this Sunday at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, but no matter the result their professional records won't be affected.

But Paul insists he is not treating the bout as an exhibition and that he is determine to hand Mayweather his first 'loss' since turning professional in 1996.

"It's not an exhibition," he said. "What exhibition is eight three-minute rounds? You know, this is a fight. If Floyd didn't want to rip my head off before my brother took his hat, now he's trying to kill me.

"He's trying to make an example of the big brother so the younger brother has to suffer, watch and witness. I don't know if you've seen Scarface but that's what he's trying to do.

"It's going to be a war, I'm not going to make this s*** easy for him. We've been training our a**es off for eight months now to fight this guy."

Paul is an 0-1 pro boxer, having debuted at white-collar level in 2018 after forging a career on YouTube, garnering tens of millions of fans across social media.

But Mayweather represents a huge step up in terms of class from Paul's previous opponent; fellow YouTuber JJ Olatunji, who goes by the moniker 'KSI'.

He is a multiple-weight world champion, who holds wins over Manny Pacquiao, Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Oscar De La Hoya on his 50-0 record that spanned decades.

However, that hasn't deterred the YouTube star from believing that he has what it takes to pull off the upset, and beat the legendary boxer.

"I'm 30 pounds heavier, six or seven inches taller, half his age and hungry," Paul added. "I've got nothing to lose. I have nothing to lose. I'm going in there with that energy and he has everything to lose.

"There's a lot on the table for him and not a lot on the table for me. That's a dangerous man.

"For those people telling me that it's impossible, you'd be lying if you said there wasn't a chance I could beat him.

"So yeah, I think I'm going to go in there and decapitate him in the first round. And if it doesn't happen we're going for the second, and the third, and the fourth.

"Who knows, it could go the distance but it's going to be a f***ing show regardless."

Paul landed one knockdown in his two fights at amateur and pro level; putting down KSI in the fourth round of their second fight before losing the two-point advantage for hitting his opponent when he was on the ground.

Meanwhile, Mayweather has earned stoppage victories over the likes of Conor McGregor and Ricky Hatton over his storied career, which began after he earned an Olympic bronze medal in his amateur days.

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