Logan Paul outweighs Floyd Mayweather by 45lb to tower over ring legend

Logan Paul outweighed Floyd Mayweather by 45lb as the unlikely dance partners faced off for the last time before they touch gloves.

The YouTube star and the ring legend will clash over eight rounds in Miami on Sunday night in an exhibition bout.

And Paul will have a considerable height, weight and reach advantage over his opponent after scaling 189.5lb

In doing so he avoided a financial penalty having claimed he would be fined $100,000 for every pound over 190lb.

Mayweather, meanwhile, weighed in at 155lb, heavier than he did for any of his professional fights.

He will not be putting his precious 50-0 record on the line against Paul who has fought just once as a professional – losing to fellow social media star KSI in 2019.

Indeed, there will be no winner announced at the Hard Rock Stadium – but knockouts are allowed, and the referee can stop the fight at his discretion.

Speaking after the weigh-in, Paul said: "He's not ready, he doesn't know what to expect.

"This is not the biggest fight of my life, this is the biggest fight of his life. He's got a lot on the line and he's got everything to lose.

"I'm going to go in there and have fun. The fact I'm even up here proves this s*** is a simulation, none of its real.

"Tomorrow I break the simulation and beat the greatest boxer in the history of the planet

"I'm going to get it done, it's a fight and anything can happen. Floyd's not ready, that's all I can say."

Mayweather added: "I've been here before so I know what it takes. I've fought every different style you can possibly fight

"Height doesn't win fights, weight doesn't win fights, fighting wins fights at the end of the day and I can fight. I've been at the top for 25 years I know what it takes when its a fight of this magnitude."

Mayweather has not been seen in the ring since he stopped Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasakawa in 2018 in another exhibition bout.

He previously stopped two-weight UFC world champion Conor McGregor to bring up his half-century of victories.

But Paul's meagre ring experience has not stopped him talking up his chances to knocking out Mayweather.

"I think I’m going to go in there and decapitate him in the first round," he said. "If it doesn’t happen, we’ll go for the second and then the third, and the fourth.

"Who knows it could go the distance, but it’s going to be a f***ing show regardless.”

“Anything can happen. Mentally, I prepare for the best and I prepare for the worst.

"For those people telling me that it’s impossible, you’d be lying if you said there wasn’t a chance that I could beat him."

Mayweather has been more candid about the bout, however, branding it a "legalised bank robbery" for which he expects to earn at least $50million.

“My nickname is 'Money' for a reason," he said. "I believe in working smarter, not harder.

"So if it's something easy like a legalised bank robbery, I've got to do it. I have to do it.”

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