Floyd Mayweather is splattered with BLOOD in gruelling sparring session as he sends warning to Logan Paul that he’s taking their money-spinning exhibition fight seriously
- Floyd Mayweather is fighting Logan Paul in an exhibition bout next month
- The boxing legend warned Paul that this is ‘blood, sweat and tears’ to him
- He posted a snap of his gloves, body and arms covered in blood during sparring
The 44-year-old is preparing to take on the YouTuber-turned boxer in a six-round fight at the Hardrock Stadium in Miami on June 6.
It will be the first time boxing legend Mayweather will be fighting in a ring since he defeated Conor McGregor in a blockbuster crossover showdown back in 2017.
Floyd Mayweather posted a picture of himself covered in blood during a sparring session
The former pound-for-pound great has stepped up his preparations for the fight and shared a picture of himself covered in blood as he took part in a gruelling sparring session this week.
Mayweather warned Paul that he is taking their fight deadly serious by captioning the image: ‘This s*** is blood, sweat, and tears for me.’
He is so determined to win the fight that he recently asked his stripper fiancee Anna Monroe to leave his Las Vegas mansion so he can focus on his training.
Mayweather is the huge favourite to defeat Paul, who lost his only fight as a professional boxer to fellow YouTuber KSI back in 2019, and his close friend and ex-champion Badou Jack believes he could choose to finish it at any moment he wants to
The boxing legend is in the middle of preparing for an exhibition fight with Logan Paul
‘It’s 50-pounds difference but he can’t really fight so it’s different being in there with a guy like that,’ said Jack, who is fighting on the undercard for the light-heavyweight world title against Jean Pascal in a rematch.
‘Maybe Floyd stops him with a body shot, maybe he just plays and has fun, I don’t know, it’s entertainment.’
Paul, however, believes his size advantage will pay dividends and cause one of the greatest upsets in history against Mayweather despite many criticising the fight as a gross mismatch and cash-grab.
Mayweather has spent a lifetime honing his craft before retiring from professional competition at 50-0, but Paul is confident he can defeat one of the best fighters of all time in just his third fight in the ring following his two bouts against KSI – the first of which was as amateurs and finished in a draw.
Mayweather has not fought in a boxing ring since defeating Conor McGregor back in 2017
‘I’m 30 lbs heavier, half his age, a foot taller and I work my ass off so I don’t know, anything could happen,’ he said on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
‘My whole life has been overcoming challenges, exceeding expectations, surprising people and doing what ‘could not be done’ and this doesn’t feel any different to me.
‘I’ve never been intimidated by Floyd or anyone, so I think I stand a chance – you’d be lying if you said it was impossible, he’s human, it’s a fight and anything can happen.
He added: ‘People ask the question “why would I fight Floyd Mayweather?” It’s because my kids’ kids will talk about this.
YouTuber-turned-boxer Paul believes he can cause a shock and beat Mayweather in Miami
‘Generations to come will talk about this moment in history and when I accepted this fight I understood the magnitude of what a special event this was.
‘You don’t turn down an opportunity to fight a specimen like Floyd Mayweather; the greatest fighter of our generation.
‘I’m battling myself in my whole boxing journey, I’m trying to achieve that next level within.
‘I’ve always been my own worst enemy, I am constantly battling this [his own mind], the discipline of boxing pushing yourself both mentally and physically which has been a journey of mine for the past three years is really crafting a person that I love.’