Retired five division champion Floyd Mayweather will take on significantly big opponent in YouTube’s Star Logan Paul but reportedly has zero issues with the advantages the 25 Year Old will be bringing to the ring according to Fanmio CEO and Founder Solomon Engel.
Floyd Mayweather was last seen in the ring knocking out Tenshin Nakasuwa in an exhibition fight back in December 2018. Mayweather Jr. needed seconds to dispatch the young kickboxer in the first round of the fight in Japan.
Mayweather Jr. came back from retirement back in 2017 to defeat UFC star Conor McGregor in the 10th round and retired immediately after the fight at the T-Mobile Arena.
Paul on the other hand, made his professional debut back in 2019, when he got knocked out by fellow YouTube Star KSI. Paul will be looking to match the skill and experience of Mayweather Jr. with his 6.2 height advantage and 50 pound weight advantage.
However Engel, whose company fully backs the event made known to the media that Mayweather Jr isn’t bothered about the size difference despite having no fight experience above the 154 pound weight class.
“Floyd had no reaction to his size or weight. He had no concern or worry about Logan’s size in this fight,” Engel said to The Daily Star.
“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.”
Engel strongly feels that the event will surpass all Pay-per-view records as early sales seem to heading to that direction.
“We do see it breaking the record. We have projections which I don’t want to comment on but we do see it breaking the record,” Engel continued.
“I can tell you we are very bullish on beating that number and possibly by a long shot. We have already sold a great deal of PPVs, which is kind of unheard of early on. We are already seeing success in that area and between who the two fighters, between how we handle distribution we do see it breaking the record.”