Although Logan Paul is getting ready to lace up his wrestling boots, he still has his boxing gloves on standby, just in case.
Paul, 27, recently signed a long-term deal with WWE. He made his WWE debut at WrestleMania 38, teaming with The Miz against Rey and Dominik Mysterio. The Miz turned on his after the match, and the two will fight one another at SummerSlam on July 30. Paul will be competing in a few more WWE matches over the next few months.
Outside of WWE, will Paul get back inside the boxing ring? His brother Jake is thriving as a pro boxer and will main event Madison Square Garden on Aug. 6 against Hasim Rahman Jr. Logan has had fun in exhibition and professional contests. The YouTube star isn’t leaving the boxing world behind, as he still has opportunities to grow in the sport.
Logan Paul's boxing history
In 2018, Paul competed in an amateur boxing fight against another YouTuber in KSI. In Manchester, the bout ended in a draw. The two would compete in a rematch, this time as professionals. The bout was promoted by Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing. Hearn supported the matchup after seeing the numbers the first bout did. Taking place inside Staples Center in 2019, 12,000 people inside the building watched KSI win via split decision.
Paul would return to the ring in 2021. He faced boxing legend Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition bout. The bout went the distance in an entertaining affair. “The Maverick” has since called out Mayweather for not paying him. He has threatened to sue the Hall of Fame boxer.
When will Logan Paul box again?
As of now, there is no clear idea as to when Paul will fight in the ring again. In the past, Logan Paul has called out Dillon Danis and even Mike Tyson.
Paul did tell talkSPORT that he does have a desire to return to the sport soon. He may even have an opponent already set. It may not be Danis or Tyson, but someone, like Paul, who has a huge social media following.
“That’s the thing, I love boxing still, so I’m definitely boxing again,” Paul said. “Hopefully by the end of this year. I’m in training and just trying to balance. If you do too much, you don’t do anything at all.”
“There’s a kid from Brazil, his name is Whindersson Nunes. He’s my age, a little smaller than me but he wants to fight. He’s a comedian on Instagram or something. To be honest, bro, after Mayweather, where do you go from here? I don’t really care. I just want to fight. I want to fight someone, I want to knock someone out and I think Whindersson is a good opponent for me.”
Who is Whindersson Nunes?
Nunes, 27, is a Brazilian comedian who has produced videos on YouTube since 2013. He has 58.6 million followers on Instagram and 43.9 million subscribers on YouTube (Paul has 23.4 million Instagram followers and 23.5 million YouTube subscribers). His YouTube channel has over 3 billion views, and he has the second-most watched YouTube channel in Brazil.
Nunes won an amateur bout against Mario Silva in 2019. Turning pro in January, he took on Acelino Freitas, a former WBO and WBA super-featherweight and WBO lightweight champion. Nunes would fight him to a draw and called out Paul after.
The comedian would later get a reply from Paul, who accepted the challenge on social media.
It is unknown if Paul's WWE contract will even allow him time off to box, given how valuable he is to the organization. Contracts for a matchup have not been offered yet to Paul and Nunes as of this moment.