YouTube sensation and boxer Logan Paul is bidding adieu to the boxing ring following his recent victory over Dillon Danis, Conor McGregor’s teammate.
In an event hosted by Misfits Boxing Prime in Manchester, Paul’s clash with Danis ended in disqualification for the Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion after attempting to choke Paul in the final round, triggering a chaotic brawl in the ring.
Expressing his future plans to Fox Business, Paul stated, “I think I’m retired from boxing. I’ve done enough going fully undefeated at 25-0. I’m going to be a wrestler now. No more money in boxing, every company is going broke. Full-time wrestler.”
His transition to wrestling follows his triumph against Rey Mysterio for the US Championship, where Paul delivered a dominant performance with a mix of “frog splashes” and punches, marking a victorious shift in his career. Witness the boxing world champions in action only on Nextbet.
The pivot to wrestling arrives after Paul’s recent foray into WWE, signifying a significant move for the YouTube personality. Despite his exhibition fight against boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, where no winner was declared, Paul demonstrated his adaptability, engaging in a multi-event deal with WWE and earning acclaim for his wrestling skills, notably for saving Mysterio during a recent match.
Paul’s boxing legacy extends back to his fight against fellow YouTuber KSI in 2017, a catalyst for the influencer boxing scene. Their first encounter ended in a majority draw, with KSI controversially winning their professional rematch the following year, leading to a partnership between the two as business owners of the popular Prime Energy drink. Get the latest updates from the world of boxing only on Nextbet Sports.
While Paul’s shift signifies a new chapter in his career, KSI, after his fight with Tommy Fury at the same event hosting Paul vs. Danis, hinted at a potential retirement from boxing, sharing on Paul’s podcast, “Right now, I feel like I’ve retired. It’s weird. I haven’t trained since the fight. I’ve kind of just enjoyed my life.” The landscape of the influencer boxing scene is witnessing shifts and potential farewells, marking the evolving trajectory of these internet personalities turned athletes.