Watch Logan Paul show off Muhammad Ali rope-a-dope as YouTuber vows 'two weeks until I beat Floyd Mayweather'
LOGAN PAUL attempted to show off his best Muhammad Ali rope-a-dope while he vowed: 'Two weeks until I beat Floyd Mayweather'.
The YouTuber faces Mayweather in an exhibition bout on June 6 in Miami.
He is tasked with somehow becoming the first man to ever defeat the boxing legend, 44, who retired 50-0.
Despite the almighty challenge, Paul, 26, appears to be taking inspiration from The Greatest, as he uploaded a video mimicking Ali's rope-a-dope.
The heavyweight icon famously used the tactic in the Rumble in the Jungle against George Foreman in 1974.
Ali sat on the ropes, bobbing and weaving, and let Foreman punch himself out before stopping his exhausted opponent in round eight.
But Paul is no Ali, and Mayweather is the man most renowned for his superb defensive skills.
Meanwhile, the internet sensation has boxed just twice before, both against online rival KSI.
The first, in 2018, was a white collar bout which ended in a draw but they turned pro a year later with KSI winning by scrappy split-decision.
It means Paul takes a losing record into his fight with Mayweather, who retired after beating ex-UFC champion Conor McGregor, 32, in 2017.
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But the American celebrity is armed with a height and weight advantage as he refused to accept the job at hand was mission impossible.
Speaking on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Paul said: "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.
"I'm 30 pounds heavier, half his age, a foot taller and I work my a** off so I don't know, anything could happen."
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