Marvel-ous: YouTube boxing rookie Logan Paul targets ‘Thor’ star Hemsworth after Mayweather fight
Paul, 25, is set to step into the ring for a ‘special exhibition match’ with retired former five-weight world champion Mayweather, 43, on February 20 at a venue yet to be confirmed.
It is an unlikely match-up for the social media influencer, who has lost his only professional boxing contest to date, suffering a split decision defeat to fellow YouTuber KSI back in November of 2019.
However, despite seeming to have his work cut out with Mayweather, Paul is already looking beyond that bout – calling out Australian Hollywood heartthrob Hemsworth, who is best known for playing Marvel superhero ‘Thor’.
Responding to a clip of Hemsworth, 37, doing some pad work of his own, Paul wrote: “I’ll fight him after Mayweather.”
Paul – whose brother Jake is also forging a putative career for himself as a boxer, having knocked out former NBA star Nate Robinson on the Tyson versus Jones Jr card last year – has been warned that he could be biting off more than he can chew by meeting the 50-0 Mayweather.
In a mushroom-fueled appearance on a recent podcast, heavyweight legend Mike Tyson told the rookie boxer: "Let me tell you something about Floyd – this is what I don't like about him either.
"Whatever you say about him, he's in that gym. He retired but he stayed in the gym, he can't help it. That's his heroin – the gym.
"He might let you hit him a couple of times to make the show look good. You're a man, you're not f*cking charity. There's always a danger when you go in the ring. Anything can happen."Also on rt.com ‘I’m an extremist’: Boxing great Tyson scoffs magic mushrooms, puffs marijuana, pets pigeon while warning Logan Paul on Mayweather
"Floyd is going to beat [Paul's] f*cking ass. He's one of the best. How can you not be an asshole when you're that great? [But] there's only one step from the limo to the gutter."
Jake Paul has even warned his sibling off the fight, saying: "My brother's f*cked!It's bad for the sport. I think it's just for clout."
That clout would be sent firmly into the stratosphere should Logan ever end up dancing with Hemsworth in the ring.Also on rt.com ‘My brother’s f*cked!’: Jake Paul SLAMS sibling Logan over Floyd Mayweather fight (VIDEO)