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Logan Paul’s next fight: ‘Maverick’ battles Dillon Danis this Saturday

Logan Paul’s next fight is now official and the gifted athlete will make his long-awaited return to boxing tonight. Waiting for him will be Bellator veteran and Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion Dillon Danis, who has done all he can to get under the skin of the YouTuber turned professional athlete.

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Who will Logan Paul’s next fight be against?

Logan Paul has been a very busy man over the last couple of years, however, his time has mostly been spent competing for WWE and hosting his popular podcast. But he will finally return to boxing after over two years away to face another combat sports disruptor in former Bellator fighter Dillon Danis.

How to watch Paul vs. Danis on Oct. 14

  • Paul vs. Danis will serve as the co-main event of a PPV card on Oct. 14
  • The fight will take place inside the AO Arena in Manchester, England
  • The fight will air exclusively on the streaming service DAZN

Jake Paul vs Dillon Danis preview

After building a name in fight sports by competing against the likes of KSI and boxing icon Floyd Mayweather Jr., Paul will finally return to real fighting and compete in a bout where he will likely be the favorite due to actually having better striking skills.

The Striking Gap: Paul is a far less talented fighter than his brother Jake Paul, however, when it comes to boxing talent he is still better than Danis. He has trained in the sport for several years, while Danis has built his combat sports resume completely on grappling and never looked to engage on the feet in his two MMA bouts.

Could Danis Surprise?: It is possible that Danis has been working on his boxing since his last fight in 2019. It is something Paul will need to be wary of on fight night, but he will still enter the bout as the bigger, stronger, and faster fighter. Not to mention the more practiced boxer, so he still has major advantages.

Mental Warfare: There is real heat between Paul and Danis before the fight. Paul has tried to use comedy to annoy his foe while Danis has verbally attacked his opponent’s fiancee Nina Agdal. It has made things personal and added some interest to the matchup.

The bottom line: This fight has been built up by what seems to be legitimate animosity between the two. The big question is was it all a part of a gentleman’s agreement to hype the bout or something real that could show up on fight night and affect the competitor’s performance? Either way, the fans win in this latest celebrity boxing extravaganza.

What makes Logan Paul so popular?

Paul built his wealth off of an underappreciated understanding of how to maximize the capabilities of social media software like Vine, Facebook, Twitter, and most notably YouTube. He has created a content catalog using music, comedy, podcasting, and more to amass an army of supporters who are addicted to both his savvy and dubious business decisions.

The Good, the Bad, and the Paul:

  • Spread over two YouTube channels, Paul has nearly 30 million subscribers and banked over $12 million in ad revenue in 2017 alone.
  • Paul started his boxing journey in 2018 in an exhibition against fellow YouTube star KSI. The fight ended in a draw and led to a pro rematch the following year, which he lost by split decision.
  • Paul loves some Pokemon. The sometimes rapper has spent boatloads of cash on cards for the popular anime series and purchased a card worth over $1 million in 2021.
  • In 2017, he cost himself millions in YouTube revenue with several poor career moves. Including a visit to Japan’s infamous “suicide forest” where he posted a video of him and several friends stumbling upon a dead body hanging from a tree.
  • After a well-received performance at Wrestlemania in March, Paul signed an exclusive contract to be a member of the WWE roster in June. But on a part-time basis, of course.

Logan Paul’s net worth

Money is often one of the greatest measuring sticks for a fighter’s success. As of 2023, Paul’s net worth is estimated to be upwards of $45 million.

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