Logan Paul outlines his two-stage plan behind bid to knock out Floyd Mayweather
Logan Paul has divugled his two-stage plan for how he will beat Floyd Mayweather in their exhibition bout this weekend.
The seemingly insurmountable mismatch takes place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Sunday, but Paul believes he will topple the odds and earn the first 'win' over Mayweather since 1996.
Nobody in the professional ranks was able to beat Mayweather during his decades-long, fifty-fight career, with his last loss coming as a teenager at the 1996 Olympics as a result of a controversial decision.
"There's going to be two phases that Floyd has in this fight," Paul told Showtime in an interview at his Puerto Rico training base ahead of the fight.
"First is the realisation that he might be in over his head, the realisation that the kid he's standing across from isn't a fake fighter, he's not just a YouTuber he's been doing this for some time now.
"Then when he realises that he might have to work a little harder than he thought and he's not getting the ins that he wants then he'll hit desperation.
"When I see in his face that Floyd's desperate and he's broke then I'll know I've got him and that's when he's going to lose."
Bookies and experts are hardly giving the YouTube star even a puncher's chance to win the exhibition due to his vast lack of experience relative to Mayweather.
He went 0-1 in his professional debut against fellow YouTuber JJ 'KSI' Olatunji, with whom he drew his sole white-collar bout.
Meanwhile, Mayweather defeated Manny Pacquiao, Oscar De La Hoya and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez in his storied career, as well as picking up titles in multiple weight divisions.
He retired with a 2017 TKO victory over Conor McGregor in the second biggest grossing fight of all time, while his bout with Pacquiao topped the list in 2015.
But Logan's brother Jake Paul has claimed that Mayweather "doesn't hit hard" despite suffering a black eye at the hands of the boxing legend.
After taking a blow from Mayweather during a violent altercation at a pre-fight press conference earlier this month, Jake has told his brother not to worry about the pound-for-pound great's power.
"It was an uppercut," Jake said of the punch he took from Mayweather in an interview with Showtime Sports. "You could hear it smack, his bodyguards were holding me back and my face was [open to hit].
"He just pulls back and he's saying 'what the f***?' and he hits me with an uppercut.
"He freaks out, he's saying he wants to kill me, it's pretty hilarious, the word on the street was that he was serious… To be honest, I told my brother this, the guy doesn't hit hard."
The Paul brothers reportedly have upped their security detail to have people around 24/7 after the threat from Mayweather although they have declined to pursue legal action.
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