Logan Paul will be fined $100,000 for every pound he weighs in over the 190lb limit for his fight with Floyd Mayweather.
The pair will square off at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami this weekend and will weigh in with a 30lb discrepancy with Mayweather expected to tip the scales at a career-high 160lb.
But the YouTube star has claimed he will be hit in the pocket if he comes in any heavier than his limit.
The bout will take place under exhibition rules, which allows for the massive weight difference, but Paul has guaranteed a ‘war’ between him and the legendary boxing champion.
And in a video posted by Tik Tok star Tayler Holder ahead of his own boxing debut the following weekend against YouTuber AnEsonGib in the same venue, a clip from Paul appears to show him admitting to the rule.
The video bares the caption ‘have to weight in at 190lbs, okay no problem’, and shows Paul stepping on a scale and saying “for every pound I’m overweight it’s a $100,000 fine.”
It is not known what Paul weighs at the moment, but he will need to be almost 10lbs lighter than his last fight to avoid the massive fine.
He weighed in at 199.4lbs to fight fellow YouTuber JJ Olatunji, otherwise known as ‘KSI’ in November 2019, a bout which he lost by a contentious split decision in Los Angeles.
However, he has proven that he can make the 190 limit, in his first fight with Olatunji at amateur level in 2018 he weighed in at 189.6lbs, but tired early in the six round contest after a dominant opening two rounds.
Paul has promised to ‘decapitate’ Mayweather in their upcoming exhibition bout, but many fans and experts believe that this is a fanciful prediction given the two outings we have been able to see.
The YouTube star is 0-1 as a professional having lost to fellow social media star Olatunji, whereas Mayweather is 50-0, with wins over Oscar De La Hoya, Canelo Alvarez and Manny Pacquiao on his resumé.
In the white-collar ranks Paul fought to a draw once, while Mayweather’s record stood at 84-8, including an Olympic bronze medal at the 1996 Atlanta games.
It would be one of the greatest sporting upsets of all time if the Ohio native could pull off a victory, despite being the much bigger combatant.
He’s half a foot taller than his opponent, and has a 4″ reach advantage, but couldn’t utilise his size advantages to full effect in either of his bouts with ‘KSI’.
There is of course going to be a big power difference, but the technique gap is so large between Paul, who has landed one career knockdown, while Mayweather has 27 KOs on his 50-0 record, including stoppages of Conor McGregor and Ricky Hatton.