After Youtube star Jake Paul flattened former Knicks star Nate Robinson in their undercard match on the Tyson-Roy Jones Jr. exhibition match, the boxing world has decided the Pauls — Jake and his brother Logan — are for real. So no less than undefeated champion Floyd Mayweather has announced an exhibition match with Logan Paul, whose last big fight was as a cruiserweight (junior heavyweight) against English Youtuber and rapper KSI in November 2019.
We may have to put the Floyd Mayweather retirement talk on hold … at least for a short while. TMZ reports that the boxing legend is considering stepping back into the ring one more time.
Father Time will always be undefeated, but Floyd Mayweather, who closed out his legendary career on his own terms Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena, came about close as any fighter can come.
It doesn’t take an expert to know that Floyd Mayweather is going to make Conor McGregor look like a damn child when they square off in the ring on August 26. But an expert’s perspective is different from Johnny Sportsfan’s.
In combat sports, opponents are compared to each other via the classic “Tale of the Tape” which reveals such information as height, weight, reach, and other key statistics. These stats are readily known for the August 26 bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, but there’s more than just those figures. Their physical attributes are one thing, but the career trajectory of the Irishman should also be reviewed closely to that of the champion boxer. In some ways, McGregor’s biggest victory would be to obtain the same type of career that Mayweather has enjoyed for years.
Let’s get this out of the way first: The two training videos above show two different exercises. Floyd Mayweather is on the speed bag and showing off for the cameras. Conor McGregor is the heavy bag and working on head drills.