Logan Paul has promised to "decapitate" boxing legend Floyd Mayweather inside the first round of their exhibition bout in Florida next month.
YouTube star Paul is a huge underdog going into the bout with Mayweather in Miami, with an 0-1 professional record to his opponent's 50-0.
But the social media star appears to be confident in his ability to defeat his opponent in their highly-anticipated exhibition fight, predicting a first round finish of the undefeated pound-for-pound great.
Speaking with Mauro Ranallo as part of the broadcast for Bellator 259 last weekend, Paul said that he plans to stop Mayweather for the first time in his career.
"I think I’m going to go in there and decapitate him in the first round," he said. "If it doesn’t happen, we’ll go for the second and then the third, and the fourth.
"Who knows it could go the distance, but it’s going to be a f***ing show regardless.”
Mayweather, who has had one knockdown scored on him in his career, has said that he has no strategy for the fight with Paul, and is likely not concerned about the possibility of being put down by the YouTuber.
But Paul is confident that he can pull the upset victory, which would be one of the greatest shocks in the history of not just boxing but any sport
“Anything can happen,” he added. “Mentally, I prepare for the best and I prepare for the worst.
"For those people telling me that it’s impossible, you’d be lying if you said there wasn’t a chance that I could beat him."
The bout will be broadcast on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK for a price of £16.95, and has courted controversy for the gigantic mismatch between the two.
Paul, a 6"2' cruiserweight, will weigh in at 190lbs, while Mayweather, who is 5"8', will tip the scales at a maximum of 160lb, while the skill differential is well-documented.
The YouTube star began boxing training in early 2018 after being called out by rapper KSI, and has never won a sanctioned bout at pro or amateur level.
Mayweather medaled at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics before joining the paid ranks, where he fought the likes of Oscar De La Hoya, Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Manny Pacquiao without so much as being knocked down and won fifteen major titles.
The event will feature an undercard that includes a world title rematch at light heavyweight between Badou Jack and Jean Pascal, as well as Luis Arias vs Jarrett Hurd and the debut of NFL star Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson.
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