YouTuber Logan Paul has been urged towards the bizarre prospect of a fight with Floyd Mayweather.
The speculation began when a fellow YouTuber, Keemstar, told his 2.8m Twitter followers that he had inside-information telling him Mayweather would step back into the ring to fight Paul.
Ryan Garcia, the talented US lightweight known for his online following, tweeted to mock Paul’s chances in the fantasy fight.
The crazy prospect would mean Mayweather, who retired in 2017 with a 50-0 record as an all-time boxing great, facing an opponent with just one professional fight which was lost.
Mayweather’s 50th and final victory did come against Conor McGregor who, as a UFC superstar, had never made a professional boxing appearance before.
But those occasions would not be as strange as the prospect of facing Paul, whose YouTube following enabled him to draw enough interest in a boxing match against KSI of the same community.
And Mayweather previously teased on social media that he was working on “another spectacular event” alongside Dana White, the UFC president.
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