Logan Paul’s trainer warns Floyd Mayweather novice will deploy ‘veteran tactics’

Youtuber Logan Paul is ready to go old school against veteran Floyd Mayweather in their mouth-watering showdown.

The 25-year-old is preparing to take on Money on February 20 and become the first fighter to ever beat him.

Paul has next to no experience in the ring compared to his opponent, who boasts a 50-0 record from his professional fighting days.

Mayweather, 43, has not competed since 2018, however, when he knocked out Tenshin Nasukawa in Japan in an exhibition contest.

The boxing icon could find himself in for a surprise or two when it comes to taking on Paul.

The American social media star has only ever had just one professional bout, which was a scrappy, split-decision loss to online rival KSI, 27, in November 2019.

But unsurprisingly he is taking the fight with Mayweather deadly seriously and doing all he can to train in the right way.

In his sparring sessions and within his camp, he has Angel Lozano's trainer Daniel Hernandez helping out.

The secret sessions in the back garden of Paul's Los Angeles mansion are helping him learn tricks of the trade to use in the ring against the class of Mayweather.

Paul has a six-inch height and four stone weight advantage to make the most of to, and Hernandez is doing what he can to get the novice ready.

Hernandez told The Sun : "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."

The fight is only for six rounds, rather than the usual 12, so Paul needs to make it uncomfortable for Mayweather as long as possible.

Lozano, a cruiserweight brought into Paul’s training to provide strength and power, said: "Floyd usually lets people steal rounds by moving around and letting themselves tire out, but it's only six rounds so it will be interesting to see how they both come out.

"If he commits himself he can go pretty far.

"I've been in there with some top guys and Logan has given me more trouble than even some of these pros have.

"If he continues to fight great sparring and stay dedicated then he can go pretty far."

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