Former undisputed cruiserweight champion of the world Oleksandr Usyk has a vital instruction for Floyd Mayweather regarding his upcoming fight with Logan Paul, regarding the massive size difference between the two boxers.
Fifteen time world champion Floyd Mayweather is slated to take on YouTuber Logan Paul in a super exhibition bout on 20th February next year and it has been talk of the boxing fandom in recent times.
Oleksandr Usyk advises Floyd Mayweather to stay composed and “play his game until the end”
From both casual to dedicated boxing fans, the undefeated pugilist Mayweather easily has the upperhand against Logan who has starred in only one professional fight and that too against fellow YouTuber KSI.
Be that as it may, there is a concerning difference of size between the two pugilists. Mayweather is 5 ft 8 in while in comparison, Paul towers at 6 ft 2 in, something Paul even used to dig at Mayweather.
There is also a 50-ish pound difference between them and last but not the least, the huge age difference between them (Logan is 25 while Mayweather is 43) can also become a factor.
In case Paul takes advantage of his size and turns a ‘dangerous’ underdog, Usyk has a piece of special advice for Mayweather, claiming the boxing legend has to stay composed in the squared circle.
Speaking to SunSport, Oleksandr Usyk was asked about his thoughts on any dangerous aspect of the exhibition bout, to which the Ukrainian responded: “As for whether it is dangerous, I think that if a boxer relaxes and gets hit it may be dangerous for him.”
“Mayweather should be composed and play his game until the end. If he wants to it may be dangerous and if he doesn’t it will be okay,” Usyk added.
There is a lot of money for them in it, so why not: Oleksandr Usyk backs Mayweather-Paul clash
Since the official announcement, the Mayweather-Paul fight has attracted alto of criticism from the boxing scene, even getting tagged as a ‘disgrace to the sport’.
However, Oleksandr Usyk has displayed a positive reaction to the fight, saying its great for both boxers to make money through it.
“I think it is just business because Floyd Mayweather has made a name for himself,” the 33 year old went on, “he has gone to the top of his career, so now everybody wants to box the champions. Nobody wants to spar with a random guy from the street.”
“Everybody wants to fight the champions. There is a lot of money for them in it, so why not? It is great if they are making money this way,” Usk added.