Logan Paul training 'like a gladiator' in camp for Floyd Mayweather and 'looks nothing like the YouTuber who fought KSI'

LOGAN PAUL is training 'like a gladiator' in preparation for Floyd Mayweather and 'looks nothing like the YouTuber who fought KSI'.

American Paul has been confronted with what, on paper at least, appears to be mission impossible as he faces boxing icon Mayweather on Sunday.

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The social media sensation, who has only TWICE boxed before, started his camp at the end of last year in the back yard of his Las Angeles mansion.

But the exhibition spectacle was moved from February 20 to June 6, giving Paul more time to hone his craft all while he relocated to Puerto Rico.

There he has been sparring light-heavyweight champion Jean Pascal, running in the Caribbean heat and listening to the wise words of head coach Milton Lacroix, who once trained Shannon Briggs to the title.

His tireless work rate has been described as gladiatorial by Solomon Engel, the founder and CEO of Fanmio, who are promoting the exhibition.

Engel told SunSport: "Logan has an incredible training regimen.

"The guy from what I saw probably eats, sleeps and trains every day and is very strict with whatever he's doing.

"Logan looks like a gladiator, he's an absolute monster, he's put on a lot of size and weight, definitely looks nothing like the YouTuber who fought KSI."

Paul, 26, first graced the ring in 2018, drawing in a white collar bout in Manchester against online rival KSI – real name Olajide William Olatunji.

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In their rematch a year on, when they controversially turned pro with little experience, KSI prevailed by scrappy split-decision.

It left Paul with a losing 0-1 official record and question marks over his skills and future in the sport.

But ever since the defeat, he returned to training, alongside brother Jake, 24, who is 3-0 in his own career, and somehow landed an unthinkable fight with Mayweather.

Engel argues Paul's development and physical attributes make for at least compelling viewing if not competitive in the ring.

He said: "He's certainly in a much better place now from a boxing standpoint and if he was not fighting Floyd Mayweather, I would say, 'Wow, this guy is going to destroy his next opponent'.

"You can't say that when he's fighting Floyd Mayweather, as Floyd Mayweather's known to be the best fighter.

"But it's certainly going to be an interesting matchup watching them both train and seeing how far Logan has come is really going to make it interesting."

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