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Floyd Mayweather got away with much more cerebral damage inflicted on Logan Paul than initially thought.
Internet celebrity, and face of a new era of boxing, Logan Paul continues to make his living with an impressive knack for promotional appeal when it comes to useless internet boxing matches.
After all, that’s where the money is.
Hungry for another bout after fighting undefeated boxing champ Floyd Mayweather, Logan appears to be baiting his next opponent with some bottom shelf insults and an egotistical delusion you can only hope is cured with a jab between the eyes … Mike Tyson being the one to deliver the blow.
Calling out the heavyweight legend of the sport on his podcast, Paul gave a backhanded shout-out to Tyson by calling him “old old” when asked if Paul would accept a fight against the 54-year-old former champ.
“Someone mentioned Mike Tyson, like how funny is it? One great at a time … my lawyer mentioned it, and he’s like, ‘No, Tyson will rip your head off. You don’t stand a chance.’”
Logan arrogantly continued, “I’m like, ‘Bro, I just went through all of this. You can’t tell me I can’t beat Mike Tyson.’ Bro, he’s old, old,”
Paul’s comments on Tyson bring a dizzying level of confusion over the boxer’s intent to get in a ring with the Baddest Man on the Planet, even for the social clout and money. The boxer may be losing a step with age, but that missed step doesn’t account for the 50 others far ahead of the novice Paul, with a stunning record of 0-1.
Mike Tyson made his comeback to the ring in the “Legends Only” event to fight Roy Jones, Jr. in 2020. Tyson’s passion for the sport has kept him in great shape and agile enough to still be a strong favorite should he accept Paul’s challenge. Tyson is also one of the few boxers left with the star power to bring eyes to a fight, and still dangerous enough to get the job done.
In a new era of marquee boxing matches, taking the form of viral promotions over genuine matchup of rank and skill, the approach has been a marketable success based on its ability to create a trending match out of any head-to-head involving two blue check marked celebrities.
With brother Jake Paul also reeling in some serious dough from his viral marketing matches against D-list opponents like Nate Robinson or Ben Askren, this trend of organizing fights has a case for longevity in the sport based on its online audience.
The strangest fight yet has been the recent matchup between Lamar Odom and 2000s era celebrity Aaron Carter.
One can only hope if (or when) this fight takes place, Tyson will land enough punches to leave Logan Paul with less memory left than the iPhone in his pocket. Any knockout will do.
Tyson, who harnesses the strength of Samson even without the hair, is not shy of returning to the boxing ring; whether he’s “old,” “old old” or “old old old.”
The champ is capable of turning Joe Biden’s age and still put in a handful of rounds on the canvas.
So, next time a reporter approaches Tyson over a potential fight, you well know what the answer will be: