Author: Dawson Haywood
The Paul Brothers... this is a topic that as a blogger I absolutely hate to write about but as a sports blogger when the biggest name in boxing decides to come out of retirement to fight a YouTuber it is hard to ignore. The Paul brothers do their fair share of talking smack, especially the youngest brother Jake who is 3-0 in the ring. Both brothers have a background of wrestling at the high school level in the state of Ohio.
Logan Paul has only participated in one boxing math against YouTuber KSI and lost via split decision. It is no debate that the fights the brothers participate in are put into action to generate revenue. It was reported that Jake Paul won $690k in his last fight against Ben Askren which he won in a controversial knockout. We have seen celebrities do what it takes to bump up their reputation. For example we all remember when Justin Bieber posted videos of him crossing up and schooling opponents in pickup basketball. Is this the case for the Jake Paul or is he really just that good?
Since Logan Paul lost to KSI it is hard for me to see an outcome in which Logan wins a fight against the undefeated fifteen time world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather. Logan Paul on paper does have the physical advantage having a longer reach, being heavier, and taller than Mayweather.
If Mayweather were to lose this fight a lot of controversy would follow especially if he were to be knocked out quickly. As of April 28, 2021 the odds of this fight is Mayweather -2000 / Paul +900. While unlikely that Paul wins this fight there have been bigger upsets in boxing history. For example in 1990 Mike Tyson was a -4200 favorite to win against James Douglas but in the 10th round Douglas found a way to knock Tyson out. If Paul were to win this fight it would be tied as the 4th biggest upset in boxing history.
Due to the controversy of the legitimacy of the Jake Paul fights it is in my opinion that this fight is not good for boxing should Mayweather lose. Boxing fans will really begin questioning the direction boxing is taking and the legitimacy of fights regardless of how legit this fight may be. We know that the Paul brothers fight because it makes a lot of money and improves their reputation to some extent. Logan has not faced a real fighter before and as mentioned before lost to YouTuber KSI. This fight will no doubt be one of the most watched sport events of 2021 because of the following Paul and Mayweather have. The controversy that follows... well... we will just have to wait.