Logan Paul says fight with brother Jake Paul ‘would be one of the biggest pay-per-view combat sports events’ ever and could eclipse Floyd Mayweather against Manny Pacquaio

Logan Paul believes a fight against Jake Paul ‘would be one of the biggest and highest grossing pay-per-view combat sports events of all time.’

The brothers from Ohio first shot to fame on YouTube and became social media sensations as they branched out into the world of music, podcasting and even acting.

Jake Paul and Logan Paul have had a rivalry in the past
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Eventually, both decided to enter the world of boxing as Logan Paul and fellow YouTube star KSI decided to settle their differences inside the ring.

Such was the success of the event, the younger Paul brother has since embarked on a boxing career of his own and has amassed a 2-0 professional record – although he has only ever faced a fellow YouTuber and then a former basketball player.

Jake Paul will get the step up in competition he has always craved when he faces former MMA fighter Ben Askren on April 17, while Logan Paul remains in talks with Floyd Mayweather about a return to the ring.

Yet the possibility of fighting one another is not far from the eldest brother’s mind, insisting it could eclipse Mayweather’s fight against Manny Pacquaio in 2015.

The eldest Paul brother lost his pro boxing debut to KSI by split decision in 2019
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“I’m a showman, so is Jake, and we had a little rivalry on YouTube that has never been matched and I don’t believe it ever will,” Logan Paul told Access.

“Our diss tracks against each other have like 300 million views, it was like we were the two brothers that despised each other online.

“I think we can probably make a similar wave if Jake and I ever fought each other.

“I’d go ahead and say Logan Paul versus Jake Paul would be one of the greatest, and biggest and highest grossing pay-per-view combat sports events of all time.”

Mayweather beat Pacquiao in 2015 in the largest grossing PPV event in combat sports history
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It is understood Mayweather’s fight against Pacquaio in 2015 drew 5.77 million PPV buys, setting a new record.

The fighter known as ‘Money’ almost eclipsed his own record just two years later when he fought Conor McGregor in a cross-over out with the UFC star, with ‘The Notorious’ since replacing the American as the biggest active draw in fight sports.

Source: Sport

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