Carl Froch has warned Floyd Mayweather he could make a ‘mockery of his whole career’ if he loses to Logan Paul on June 6.
The 50-0 former world champion has agreed to fight the YouTube star in an exhibition bout in Miami next weekend.
Paul stands at 6ft 2ins and dwarfs ‘Money’ in almost every physical attribute, but that is where his advantages seemingly begin and end in this crazy event.
The Ohio-native lost his one and only professional boxing match back in November 2019 to fellow social media star KSI, meaning he will step into the ring with arguably the greatest boxer of this generation with just 18 minutes experience behind him.
Yet the intrigue behind this fight continues to grow as the circus involved gets crazier, which started with Logan’s brother, Jake, stealing Mayweather’s hat.
With the former college wrestler allowed to be up to 30lbs heavier than the former five-weight world champion, former super-middleweight world champion Froch believes a freak defeat for Mayweather is unthinkable.
He told Sky Sports: “Mayweather should be far too good for him, but it’s exciting and it’s got your interest, because Logan Paul is so big, Mayweather has been retired for so long, and you do think, ‘Oh what if Mayweather ruins his whole legacy by losing to a YouTuber?’ That’s the appeal.
“That’s going to make you watch it.
“I don’t want to say he’s got a chance, but he has got a chance Logan Paul, because he looks like he can shape up quite well. He’s had a couple of fights and he’s so big.
“Mayweather could end up making a mockery of his whole career. If he gets caught and gets put down, it will be embarrassing. If he loses, he might as well get a one-way ticket to Australia.”
Mayweather, who has a 50-0 record, last fought professionally in August 2017 when he stopped UFC star Conor McGregor in the 10th round.
He also scored a first-round knockout over Japanese kickboxer and mixed martial artist Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition match in December 2018.
Commercially and financially, the bout makes plenty of sense for both men, but esteemed combat sports writer Gareth A. Davies described the event as a ‘smash and grab’ which boxing fans will see through.
“He may not land one punch,” Davies told Hawksbee and Rushden on talkSPORT.
“I thought the limit of acceptability, and I did do a lot of work on it and it was an extraordinary event, was Floyd Mayweather against Conor McGregor.
“He had a kind of amateur boxing pedigree, who was a massive star in the world of UFC and mixed martial arts at the time and it was a crossover.
“But this is a smash and grab raid for me, in many ways. I won’t be staying up for it and I won’t be paying for it.”