Logan Paul has left fans wondering whether he was trolling Floyd Mayweather with his open workout last night – or if he is just terrible at boxing.
The YouTube star hit the heavy bag at the Fifth Street Gym in Miami yesterday in front of the media and most fans believe he was joking with his slow punches.
In the comments of videos of Paul’s workout, fans have posted responses such as “is this a joke? lol” and “did he get worse? lmao”.
But another said: “That’s got to be a joke isn’t it? while another added: “He’s messing around.”
Paul could be seen with coach Milton Lacroix hitting the heavy bag, but looked slow and appeared to be pulling any particularly powerful punches, leading to plenty of social media reaction.
One fan added “Logan had a good first half of the round but bag completely took over by the end. 10-8 bag”, while another said “f*** it, just let the bag fight Mayweather”.
Having gone 0-1 as a pro so far in his boxing career, many experts and fans are questioning is Paul can survive in the ring with a legend like Mayweather; a legendary 50-0 fighter.
And he’ll need to show a lot more in the ring than he did in the workout, which encouraged one user to say “this has to be a troll… There is no way he’s this bad.”
Paul and Mayweather announced in December that they would be facing off in the ring as part of a large spectacle that would mix the worlds of entertainment and boxing.
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But after their initial February date was cancelled, they rescheduled for the summer are now days away from clashing in the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.
They met at a press conference last month, and will now fight in front of an expected crowd of tens of thousands in attendance.
Their bout, which features former world champions on the undercard, will take place over eight three minute rounds, and while a knockout would be counted should it happen, there won’t be judges to offer a decision at the end.
Paul is a huge underdog, despite being allowed to weigh in 30lbs heavier than Mayweather, who must tip the scales at 160lb at their weigh-in on Saturday.
And despite the huge skill differential between the pair, Paul believes he will be able to stop the ageing boxing legend.
Paul lost his pro debut in November 2019 against fellow YouTuber JJ ‘KSI’ Olatunji, with whom he drew in his sole white-collar bout the previous year.
Meanwhile, Mayweather switched from amateur to pro in 1996 on the back of winning an Olympic medal, and picked up 15 world titles across multiple weight divisions, and beat Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez to name a few.