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Logan Paul 's sparring team are convinced the YouTube sensation has what it takes to beat Floyd Mayweather in 2021.
The two men will battle it out in February after penning a one-fight contract for an exhibition bout.
Paul, who rose to fame through his YouTube channel, has only fought other opponent in a professional bout – fellow celebrity KSI.
But the American has brought in a crack team of boxing experts he believes can help him pull off one of the biggest upsets in the history of the sport.
Vlad Panin, a welterweight prospect, who has the job of mimicking Mayweather's movement, told the Sun: "I think he's pretty confident.
"Because of the size he has, he pretty much has every physical advantage bar speed, reflexes and experience.
"But he is younger, bigger and stronger and he's got deceptive speed.
"We've been sparring with 18oz gloves and he's still strong with even with the headgear."
Angel Lozano, who has been brought in for strength and power, agrees: "He's pretty confident, and he knows who he's fighting.
"He'll say a couple of times, 'I'm a YouTuber but I'm fighting the greatest fighter of all time'.
Lozano's trainer Daniel Hernandez has been on hand for the secret sparring sessions.
And he too believes Paul could be the first man to beat Mayweather in the ring.
"He knows what he's going against but his size and power will be to his advantage. But, he is fighting the greatest.
"He's just going to have to keep Floyd uncomfortable for the whole six rounds.
Every advantage YouTuber Logan Paul has over icon Floyd Mayweather for historic fight
"Even though he's a beginner he needs to use a lot of veteran tactics, like forearm on the inside, push off, pushing his head down with his other arm.
"He's going to have to use a lot of things he maybe doesn't know yet but hopefully learns very quickly on how to fight like a seasoned pro.
"But you need to be a veteran to do those things, so does he have enough time to learn that? Probably not, but hopefully Logan goes in there confident."
- Logan Paul
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