Over the weekend, it was announced that Floyd Mayweather would come out of retirement (again) to take on YouTube sensation-turned boxer, Logan Paul, on Feb. 20, 2021, in what is being dubbed a “super exhibition” bout.
Naturally, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President, Dana White, was asked about the news and to give his opinion on where the sport of boxing is at the moment. For White, the Mayweather vs. Paul booking is all you need to know as far as where boxing currently stands.
“When people ask me, ‘What’s the state of boxing right now?’ That’s where it’s at,” White said in an interview with the Nelk Boys (via MMA Junkie). “Didn’t that kid get beat up by the [expletive] video game kid from England, and now he’s going to fight Floyd Mayweather?”
Logan and his younger brother, Jake Paul, transitioned into the boxing world a couple of years back and have taken the sport by storm ... for better or worse. Jake knocked out former NBA player, Nate Robinson, at the recent Tyson vs. Jones boxing event a little more than one week ago.
Logan, meanwhile, made his “professional” debut against fellow YouTube sensation, KSI, in Nov. 2019, losing via unanimous decision.
Of course, White does have plans to move into the boxing business himself with ZUFFA Boxing, but that venture still hasn’t taken off. If he does eventually follow through, don’t expect him and his partners to book “super exhibition” bouts such as this one.
Or “old guy stuff” such as this.