- Logan Paul made his pro boxing debut in November
- The YouTube star has called out NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown
- Oddsmakers see Paul as a heavy favorite in a potential boxing match between the two
After Logan Paul lost to KSI in November in the rematch of the YouTube stars, he said he was looking to transition to MMA. Yet, he may not be done in boxing after all.
When Paul appeared on KFC Radio with Barstool in late December, he issued a public challenge to ex-NFL star Antonio Brown for a boxing match. Naturally, sportsbooks were quick to post odds on the potential matchup.
Logan Paul vs Antonio Brown Boxing Odds
Odds taken Jan. 6, 2020.
Logan Paul’s Challenge
No one expected Logan Paul to issue a challenge for another boxing fight after his bitterly disappointing loss to KSI, yet that is exactly what happened. On his own YouTube channel, he said he was looking to transition to MMA after training in jiu-jitsu and coming from a wrestling background. Yet, it appears he is interested in boxing again.
– what did he do after a video of “him” blowing a dude went viral?
– which NYC billionaire was he at dinner with when the controversy broke
– response to KSI talking shit on our pod
– which NFL superstar did he challenge to a boxing match pic.twitter.com/GGrqIstLgG
— KFC (@KFCBarstool) December 23, 2019
“I have an opponent in mind… Eh, Antonio Brown, I want to f**k you up,” Logan Paul said. “How sick would that be? Yeah [we are talking boxing]. [He’s an] athlete. [He] needs it, what’s he doing? Worthy, great contender. Has that name, yeesh, seems like it checks a lot of boxes for me, bro.”
What Are The Chances This Happen?
There is absolutely no chance this fight happens. Antonio Brown is committed to trying to get back into the NFL and has been sharing his workouts.
Although Brown has been traded, cut, and generally shunned by NFL teams recently, he still wants to return.
“I do know that if I’m ever given the opportunity to play the game that I love, I’m going to work extremely hard to show the world how much I appreciate another chance,” Brown said on Instagram in December. “To the organisations that I offended, I offer my sincere apology to you and my hope is that you forgive me and help me move on from this minor setback. I look forward to competing and helping a team reach their goals.”
Tale of the Tape
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Taking a boxing fight against a YouTube personality would not demonstrate commitment to football. Brown needs to focus on getting his act together. He needs to train (for the gridiron) and keep a low profile. After all, it’s off-field antics that led to Antonio Brown’s current unemployment.
Is There Any Value In Betting Antonio Brown?
If this fight somehow happens, I think the value is on Antonio Brown at the odds on offer.
Paul struggled in his fight against KSI. He isn’t much of a boxer and his -2000 odds are incredibly short in a fight against a very good athlete. Although Brown is not a boxer, he does have good footwork and strength. At +1000, the value is there on Brown. But it seems unlikely the two will ever share the ring.
Pick: Antonio Brown (+1000)