YouTuber star Logan Paul has denied asking for a rematch with Floyd Mayweather and claims the boxing legend asked to fight him again despite owing him a serious amount of money.
The 50-0 boxing icon went a eight full rounds with Paul in June 2021 and the lucrative event was said to have sold more than one million pay-per-views.
Since then, the pair have had a falling out, and ‘The Maverick’ has even threatened to sue Mayweather, who he claims is refusing to pay him his fair share,”
The 27-year-old, who ‘conservatively’ estimates that Mayweather owes him several million, shut down talk of a potential rematch between the two.
“My guess is between $2 and $5 million, conservatively. This motherf*****,” Paul said on The True Geordie podcast.
“He had the audacity to tell the media that I asked for a rematch. Let me just set the record straight. Why the f*** would I ask for a rematch from someone who doesn’t pay you for the fight?
“If I haven’t been paid for the first one, why on God’s green Earth would I ask you for a second fight knowing damn well that I’m probably not going to get paid the money that I’m owed for my work, you dumb a**.”
Paul revealed it was in fact Mayweather’s team who contacted him for a rematch in Dubai before ‘Money’ ultimately ended up boxing his old sparring partner Don Moore.
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“They asked us for a rematch. He was supposed to fight on top of the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai, the seven-star hotel with the helipad on top – it would have been amazing,” he said.
“I got called a month and a half ago because some s*** happened with his opponent. ‘Hey, would you wanna fight Floyd in a month and a half.’ Someone from his team [said]. I go, What? Bro, pay me for the first fight [puts the phone down].
Paul says he has learned an invaluable business lesson after his eagerness to share the ring with ‘The Best Ever’ led to him getting shafted out of big money.
“Before you fight Floyd Mayweather, I’ll do whatever you f****** need, dude, tell me where to sign,” he said.
“Now, I’m like, ‘Oh f***.’ Maybe we should have some sort of escrow account or an arbitrator or someone running the deal instead of Mayweather Promotions.”