BOXING

When is Logan Paul’s next fight?

Logan Paul went the distance with Floyd Mayweather Jr in Miami on Sunday and said he is open to more fights in the future, maybe even Mixed Martial Arts.

When is Logan Paul’s next fight?
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Logan Paul gave a good account of himself in Sunday’s highly-anticipated exhibition match with Floyd Mayweather Jr in Miami. The 26-year-old, whose only previous boxing experience was a couple of bouts against fellow YouTubers, did well to stay the distance, lasting the full eight rounds against Pretty Boy Mayweather, an authentic boxing legend and one of the highest-paid sportsmen on the planet.

Logan Paul, the showman

Paul’s high-profile fight with Mayweather will surely open the doors to other lucrative events. He could be tempted into other combat sports such as wrestling or Mixed Martial Arts and says that once the euphoria of matching Mayweather calms down, he will study his options. As long as treat the public to something they will enjoy, he doesn't mind too much what comes next.

“Anytime I can entertain, you know, I’m happy, whether it’s me getting in a boxing ring and risking my life, whether it’s me, you know, getting stunnered in the WWE preparing for a match there. A podcast – like, I just love entertaining. I just like making people happy, you know, with the stuff that I love doing and what I make and creating myself out of my life, and that’s my dream,” Paul told reporters after Sunday’s bout, which was a profitable experience – he was reported to have secured a $250,000 base fee for the fight, plus a 10% cut of all revenue from pay-per-view sales.

For now, he is keeping his options open. “Regardless of the performance that was put on tonight, you know, this is my third fight. … Like, let me get a little good, you know, and then for sure, yeah, I’ll be putting on prizefights. That’s the answer. I’m sure there’s a list of opponents on Twitter, people chirping, saying this, saying that. I’ll pick one. Make them get embarrassed. I don’t know. We’ll see," he concluded.