Logan Paul will attempt to make boxing history on June 6 when he takes on all-time great Floyd Mayweather at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, with few giving him any chance at all of competing.
Paul has fought just once as a professional, losing to fellow YouTuber KSI in 2019 on a split decision.
Since then, he's managed to get himself a fight against boxing's biggest money-maker, Mayweather.
The 44-year-old hasn't fought as a professional since 2017, when he beat Conor McGregor by stoppage.
Mayweather has never lost or been dropped in his 50 pro fights, but Paul believes he's got the size and power to knock the older fighter out.
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And Ryan Garcia, who holds the WBC interim lightweight title and is considered one of the best fighters in the world, is backing Paul to do the business.
The pair have been training together recently, and Garcia explained to the YouTube phenom that due to his size and strength, it's unlikely he'll be stopped by Mayweather.
"You should think in your mind 'I'm not giving up ground no matter what'," Garcia said.
"Being comfortable in an uncomfortable situation is what you need to work on, because he's going to try and make you uncomfortable."
Speaking earlier this week, Paul declared he and his younger brother, Jake Paul, have a seven-year plan to take over boxing.
He said: "We want to fight people who will put on a big show with us, draw a large audience and entertain a lot of people," Paul said. "That's what we want to do.
"This is not a one year plan, this is a three to seven year plan and unfortunately for our health we have just fallen in love with the sport.
"We just bought a warehouse here in Puerto Rico that we are converting into our training facility, so we're locked into it now.
"There's something about the primal nature of the sport – two people getting inside the ring or the octagon and duking it out to see who the better one is. There's something about that which is so exciting to me, I did it before I was even doing YouTube."
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