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KSI has slammed the prospect of Floyd Mayweather fighting Logan Paul fight, asking "why the f*** would he want to fight second best?"
The bizarre prospect of the best pound-for-pound boxer of his era taking on a YouTube star with a 0-1 pro boxing record seems insane. But news stories continue to grow that the US pair could meet in an exhibition bout.
Paul's big rival KSI had plenty to say on the subject. The 27-year-old Brit drew with 'The Maverick' in an amateur bout, before their PPV pro debuts ended in a KSI decision win (albeit with Paul deducted two points for illegal blows).
So naturally KSI has been wondering aloud why the fight being talked about isn't the boxing purists choice: 'Money' Mayweather vs KSI?
"This ain't happening," KSI said of Mayweather vs Paul on his YouTube channel. "Why the f*** would Mayweather say yes to this? Why would he fight the loser of me and Logan?
"I was A-side for both fights. Surely Mayweather would just want to fight the winner of me versus Logan, it just makes more sense."
KSI also went on to add that he's not only a better boxer but a bigger draw than his American competitor.
"Logan Paul can't sell tickets like me," he added. "We all remember how well his Challenger Games sold.
"Whenever I do events like the Sidemen football match, we sell thousands of tickets. I'm the bigger draw when it comes to boxing because I defeated the one who started it - Joe Weller - and defeated Logan Paul himself.
"So why would Mayweather want to fight second best when he could just easily fight the best?
We have to say when Mayweather (who earned over $100 million for his last pro fight against Conor McGregor) is crunching the financial numbers, we're not sure 'Sideman football matches' are top of the things he looks at.
But there is some truth to what the Arsenal fan is saying. If Floyd is to leap headfirst into the sporting madness of 2020 and agree to fight a social media star, KSI has both an unbeaten record (1-0 against Floyd's 50-0) and a bigger UK fanbase, so tapping into that market.
However Mayweather has so far been quiet on the supposed talks between him and Paul, so all is yet to be revealed.
Will we see Mayweather vs Logan Paul? Or Mayweather vs KSI? Or him fighting both at the same time in a two-on-one event? Frankly we'd still make 'Money' a heavy favourite - but let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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