- The online star has announced his retirement from professional boxing
- Logan Paul instead explained he wants to fight in another global sport
- The decision comes less than a month after his boxing win over Dillon Danis
Logan Paul has announced his retirement from boxing and revealed his ambitions to become a full-time superstar in another sport where he has already become a champion.
Bringing an end to his short-lived career as a boxer appeared to be an easy choice for Paul as the viral social media star and influencer confirmed his exit by claiming there is ‘no more money in boxing’.
His decision follows less than a month after Paul’s first victory where he beat rival and former MMA athlete Dillon Danis in a bizarre heavyweight grudge fight.
Immediately after that fight, Paul challenged WWE icon Rey Mysterio to a championship fight that the pair did eventually agree to.
Paul went on to beat Mysterio to win the United States Championship from the wrestling veteran and is now wanting to further his career in the sport.
Logan Paul has announced his retirement from boxing to focus on competing in another sport
Paul explained his intentions to quit boxing because there is ‘no more money’ in the sport
‘I think I’m retired from boxing,’ he told Fox Business.
‘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. Beat Rey Mysterio. Fair and square for the US Championship.
‘It feels great. It was a dominant performance. Some frog splashes, some punches, it feels good.’
Paul wants to become a superstar in professional wrestling after leaving boxing
Paul brings an end to his relatively unproven tenure in boxing just over five-years after his first foray
The 28-year-old brings an end to his relatively unproven tenure in boxing just over five-years after his first foray into the ring.
Paul launched his name into the sport with a inaugural fight against fellow YouTube star KSI in August 2018 that kick-started the growth of crossover and celebrity boxing.
The pair then rematched with KSI winning the second bout via split decision with the duo then joining together to start their PRIME drinks business.
Paul also fought Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition fight, but has been a long-term supporter of wrestling and is determined to try and become a star star in the sport.