YouTube star Logan Paul insists he would have fought boxing legend Floyd Mayweather for FREE as he reveals he is going to make a ‘good amount’ from their exhibition bout… amid claims he will pocket eight figures
- Logan Paul has secured a deal to fight Floyd Mayweather on February 20
- Reports had claimed the 25-year-old YouTuber would pocket £148,000
- But Paul insists that those estimates are inaccurate and that he will earn well
- Mayweather boasts a stunning undefeated 50-0 record during his career
Logan Paul has claimed he would have fought Floyd Mayweather for free in their exhibition clash next month.
The Youtuber, 25, has secured a deal to fight the 43-year-old Mayweather – who boasts a stunning, undefeated 50-0 record – on February 20.
Reports had claimed Mayweather will take home a guaranteed £3.7million ($5m) in addition to 50 per cent of all PPV sales, while Paul would pocket £148,000 ($200,000) plus five per cent of PPV sales.
Logan Paul has claimed he would have fought Floyd Mayweather for free next month
Reports had suggested that undefeated Mayweather will earn £3.7million from the fight
However, speaking on ‘Impaulsive’ podcast, Paul revealed those estimates are ‘way off’ and that he will be earning a ‘good amount’ from the fight.
‘Everyone wants to know about the money for this fight,’ he said.
‘Everyone wants to know what got Floyd to take this fight, was it the money? I’ll say this, you’re way off with your estimates, and you’ll never know.
‘I’d probably would have done this fight for free. It’s an iconic opportunity, this is some legacy s***. I’d have done this for free.
The same reports calculated Paul would pocket £148,000 from the showdown on February 20, but he insists that is inaccurate and he will earn a ‘good amount’
‘This is the coolest thing in the world. I get to grace the ring with one of the best boxers of all time and attempt to take his head off. But I didn’t take it for free, I’m going to make a good amount.’
Podcast co-host Mike Majlak went a little further into the numbers and said: ‘Eight figures – you’re not going to say it, but eight figures.’
Paul’s brother Jake meanwhile has caused quite the stir in UFC circles by criticising high-profile names from president Dana White to star Conor McGregor.
But Logan admitted he does not share those feelings and revealed his desire to step into the octagon one day.
Paul also criticised his brother Jake for criticising high-profile names in the UFC world
‘He [Jake] p***** off Dana White,’ Paul said.
‘Now Dana has grouped us together which sucks. I love Dana White, I love the UFC. Now Dana thinks we’re the same person.
‘We’re so different. I love the UFC fights. I want to do a UFC fight one day. I’m not saying now, let me get my skills up. Dana, take me back.
‘I’m not Jake! Please. Bro, he’s given me tickets to go to UFC fights before. F***! F***! I love Conor McGregor dude.’
Paul has gone after both UFC president Dana White (left) and legend Conor McGregor (right)
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