Mike Tyson fears Floyd Mayweather will ‘KILL’ Logan Paul in Miami exhibition bout as Iron Mike insists boxing icon will ‘have so much fun winning this money’ against YouTube novice
- Mike Tyson fears Floyd Mayweather will ‘kill’ Logan Paul in their exhibition
- The boxing great, 44, fights the YouTube novice, 26, in Miami this weekend
- Mayweather is expected to see Paul off comfortably and Tyson agrees
- Iron Mike, 54, says Mayweather will ‘have so much fun winning this money’
Mike Tyson fears that Floyd Mayweather will ‘kill’ Logan Paul when the boxing great takes on the YouTube novice in an exhibition on Sunday night.
Mayweather, 44, returns to the ring for the first time since New Year’s Eve 2018 to face internet star Paul, 26, in a controversial eight-round contest in Miami this weekend.
Paul has fought once professionally – losing to fellow YouTube star KSI – but remains confident of landing an upset given his 30-pound size advantage.
Mike Tyson fears Floyd Mayweather will ‘kill’ Logan Paul in their exhibition bout this weekend
The boxing great, 44, takes on the YouTube novice in Miami and is a strong favourite to win
However, Iron Mike has expressed concern for the American, insisting that Mayweather will ‘have so much fun winning this money’ when the pair meet in Miami.
‘Floyd is going to kill this guy, man,’ Tyson told Reuters via The Mirror. ‘Floyd stays in the gym, he’s never out of shape. He’s going to have so much fun winning this money.’
Mayweather says he will not make a return to professional boxing and maintains that his fight with Paul is ‘entertainment’. The bout will not have judges scoring ringside, although knockouts will be allowed.
Tyson says Mayweather will ‘have so much fun winning this money’ ahead of the fight
And the 44-year-old says he does not need to be at the top of his game to see off his rival.
‘I ain’t gotta use my A game, my B game, my C game. I can use my Z game,’ Mayweather said at the event in Miami. ‘Don’t even gotta hit him hard. Result’s going to be the same.’
Paul and younger brother Jake, 24, have made strides in becoming boxers, with the latter recently defeating retired UFC fighter Ben Askren and is set to take on former champion Tyron Woodley this summer.
Paul has fought once professionally, losing to fellow YouTube star KSI in November 2019
Mayweather says he will expose Logan Paul’s limited ability on Sunday, while he could face Jake Paul in the future.
‘I take my hat off to these guys,’ Mayweather said. ‘They have done good, to fool the public about being some real fighters. Man, you going to find out Sunday.’
Tyson returned to the ring last year in an exhibition fight against Roy Jones Jr. Like Sunday’s fight, no official winner was named after the bout.