Logan and Jake Paul have ambitions to become ‘the biggest prize fighters in the world’, according to the elder brother.
The Ohio-born brothers started their careers as social media stars, first making comedy shorts on vine before moving to YouTube, and made their amateur boxing debuts on the same night in August 2018.
And despite being seen as a gimmick at first, they have established professional careers for themselves, with younger brother Jake seemingly the better of the two with a 3-0 pro record where all wins have come by way of KO.
They have drawn the ire of fighters in the worlds of both MMA and boxing, with world champions such as Kamaru Usman and Daniel Cormier calling them out for big money fights.
And Logan understands the value that comes with putting their name on a marquee, telling ESPN’s ‘First Take’ in an interview to promote his upcoming exhibition with Floyd Mayweather that they are looking to become the top prize fighters there is.
“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 told hosts Max Kellerman and Stephen A Smith. “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.”
The duo were high school wrestlers, with Logan the more accomplished of the pair winning a number of state titles in Ohio, while Jake was more of a football player.
But they gave up combat sports when they moved to California to pursue mainstream celebrity status in Hollywood, before beginning boxing training when they were called out by UK YouTube star JJ ‘KSI’ Olatunji in early 2018.
They began training with veteran coach Milton Lacroix, who is known for his ability to turn low-level amateurs into golden gloves winners as well as coaching Shannon Briggs to the heavyweight title in 2005.
And while Logan has maintained Lacroix in his camp, even moving the New Yorker to his California mansion, Jake has opted to go his own way.
He trained with hall-of-fame boxer Shane Mosley for his pro debut in early 2020, and now works with former cruiserweight title contender BJ Flores in Florida.
The elder Paul brother will face Mayweather at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on June 6, while Jake recently signed a promotional deal with Showtime Boxing for his next pro bout.