Paul reflected on his moving speech after taking the distance from Mayweather, calling it an incredible chapter of his life as he continues his pursuit of a boxing career
Logan Paul reflected on his touching speech after his exposure fight with Floyd Mayweather, calling it an amazing chapter.
The YouTube star’s recent outing was a huge success as he earned over $ 5 million for covering the full eight-lap distance with Mayweather.
And he was left in tears after the fight in a moving speech that reflected his journey to face one of the sport’s greatest athletes.
Paul saw the trip as an “incredible chapter” as he plans to continue his career against other famous fighters.
“It’s a lot to understand, I humbled myself and then I started boxing and it changed my life,” Paul told the True Geordie YouTube channel.
“It’s hard to put into words, I’ve been through so much bullshit, going from being one of the most hated people on the planet to fighting Mayweather was amazing.
“The trip was crazy, this is my first time watching it because it’s so much to process and download, I was proud of the fight, but I had to congratulate myself and be proud of what happened.
“For me that fight was everything, it prepared me for the rest of my life and it was a huge chapter.”
The fight was received negatively for many outside of Paul’s fans, with Mayweather clearly struggling to negotiate the huge size difference between the pair.
But although the contest received negative reception, it sold over a million purchases on Showtime, helping Paul to pocket a purse worth over $ 5 million.
And Paul was later linked with Brazilian fighter Anderson Silva, who called out the YouTuber after his recent victory over Tito Ortiz.
“Jake Paul and his brother have a chance to fight with me and Vitor. You know, it’s a good fight,” Silva said after the fight.
And he addressed the rumors following TMZ Sports: “Anything is possible. Jake Paul and Logan are doing a good job in this entertaining new show, and we’ll see. Anything is possible.
“I respect both. The kids are doing well and working hard to be successful on this entertainment show. And let’s see. Maybe that is also possible.”
Paul has been supported by several people within the sport, including Mexican legend Oscar De La Hoya who believes YouTubers are bringing a “new audience”.
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Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have also defended the Paul brothers’ boxing careers, concluding that they are “good” for the sport.
His younger brother Jake Paul is enjoying success himself, having defeated former UFC star Tyron Woodley by split decision in Cleveland.
And he’s been linked with a boxing showdown with British lightweight Tommy Fury, who beat Anthony Taylor on his undercard.
But Logan backed his younger brother to “murder” Fury, comparing his result against Taylor in sparring to that of Fury in the ring on the à la carte card.