LOGAN Paul began trending on Twitter for his speech speaking out against racism in the height of the BLM protests in 2020.
Paul faced off against boxing legend Floyd Mayweather in early June 2021.
What did Logan Paul say about ‘white privilege’ and racism?
In 2020, Logan Paul took to his podcast following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin to make a statement on combatting racism.
“It’s not enough to be ‘not racist.’ You have to be anti-racist. You have to condemn those who feign superiority because of the color of their skin!” he said.
“Hold friends accountable. Hold your family accountable. Hold yourself accountable. And most importantly, we must hold our authorities accountable.”
He echoed his sentiments the following year,
“I know when to speak up about something when I feel it— when I really feel it…because the whole idea of racism makes no sense to me,” Paul said in an interview with Yahoo Finance in 2021.
When asked exactly how he was using his privilege to address racism, he said, “I’m just sick of the inequality. And I really do feel that way. And so, yeah, any time I can use my platform to speak up about it from a place that comes from within, like, I try to do so.”
What happened in the Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather fight?
The YouTube star faced boxing legend Mayweather in early June, and amazingly survived the full eight round distance.
As Paul avoided a knockout loss, no winner was declared, meaning he walked away with a huge moral victory.
Mayweather, 44, boasted about earning $100m for the spectacle, which he called a ‘legalised bank robbery’.
And now Paul, 26, believes he is in line for similar paydays following his performance in Miami.
Speaking to former opponent KSI on his podcast, he said: “Mayweather has this ability to kind of like, bless people with a magic wand.
“And I knew if I did well, like bro, I’m in this weird position where my next fight is, with the right opponent, could be a $100million fight.
“Like literally a $100million fight.”
Mayweather and Paul sold a reported 1million pay-per-views and even caused Showtime’s app to crash due to the demand.
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