Logan Paul has confirmed his plans to return to the boxing ring in December.
Paul has not fought since last June when he lasted the eight-round distance in an exhibition fight with Floyd Mayweather at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. The YouTube star then appeared in the WWE’s wrestling pay-per-view Wrestlemania 38 where he defeated legend Rey Mysterio and his son Dominik in a tag-team match alongside The Miz.
He has since gone on to sign a permanent contract with the promotion and defeated The Miz in a match at their SummerSlam event last weekend, which had casted doubt on his boxing future. However Paul has admitted he is returned to sparring and is eyeing a fight later this year.
“That’s why I was late, I was sparring – I’m a boxer again,” Paul told The Pat McAfee Show when asked about his future in boxing. “We’re getting back in the ring. We’re going to go from professional sport to professional sport. I want to get a fight in December. I have some people in mind, but I can’t say.
“You know you only get one first impression. That’s part of my ability to make moments. I like making first impressions big, so I want to wait until we’re ready.” Paul has yet to pick up a victory in his boxing career having fought to a draw with YouTube rival KSI in his first outing.
The pair then staged a high-profile rematch which was classified as a professional bout, with Paul on the wrong end of a split-decision loss to the Briton. Paul then managed to secure a huge exhibition with Mayweather, which performed extremely well and sold around one million pay-per-views.
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However Paul has alleged he is yet to be paid in full for the showcase, with the YouTuber expected to have received around $15million from his share of the revenue. A number of options have since cropped up for Paul including a rematch with Mayweather, which the content creator has promptly denied after their ongoing disagreement.
Paul also verbally agreed to face Brazilian YouTuber Whindersson prior to his exploits in the WWE, but it is not yet clear if Paul intends to face his new challenger despite previously confirming his plan. Most recently Paul has offered to fight Conor McGregor’s teammate Dillon Danis who is yet to fight in the boxing ring.
And he believes it could set up a fight with McGregor himself in the future. “There’s levels to this s***,” Paul told True Geordie. “Number one, you have to be able to sell a fight. Then, number two, I don’t think that those fights would be on par [with Danis]. This could also set me up for a potential Conor fight, should that ever happen. Jake’s also trying to fight Conor, either myself or Jake will fight Conor McGregor eventually.”