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Mayweather shrugs off size, weight disparity vs Logan Paul

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 08:17 PM January 05, 2021
Floyd Mayweather Jr.

FILE – US boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr speaks during his press conference after winning the exhibition fight against Kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa of Japan at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama on early January 1, 2019. – Floyd Mayweather beat Japanese kickboxing phenomenon Tenshin Nasukawa by a technical knock-out in the first round of a New Year’s Eve “exhibition” bout that brought the US boxing superstar out of retirement. (Photo by Toshifumi KITAMURA / AFP)

MANILA, Philippines — Floyd Mayweather Jr. had beaten some of the best fighters during his time.

That’s why the former pound-for-pound king is not worried at all heading into his exhibition match against YouTube star Logan Paul despite the huge disparity in height and weight.

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“Floyd had no reaction to his size or weight. He had no concern or worry about Logan’s size in this fight,” Solomon Engel, CEO and founder of Fanmio, told The Daily Star as posted on BoxingScene.com.

“Logan was the first real opponent that we said let’s explore. We have a lot of talk about different things for the future, but initially, this one was what was proposed.”

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Engel’s company is backing the event scheduled on Feb. 20.

The 25-year-old Paul is six inches taller and will have about a 50-pound weight advantage over the 5-foot-8 Mayweather, who had never fought an opponent above 154 pounds throughout his celebrated professional career.

But widely-considered as one of the most skilled fighters ever, the 43-year-old Mayweather is expected to put on a boxing clinic and breeze through the inexperienced Paul.

Mayweather retired from the sport undefeated in 2017 after he stopped UFC superstar Conor McGregor for his 50th win.

But the former five-division champion last appeared in the ring the following year when he toyed with a Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in a three-round exhibition that lasted only one round in Japan.

Paul, meanwhile, lost to fellow YouTuber KSI via split decision last year in his lone professional fight.

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