Jake Paul has claimed that his brother Logan had a better performance against Floyd Mayweather than Conor McGregor, and the scorelines might actually back that up.
Paul didn’t land many punches in his eight-round exhibition with the boxing legend, but claimed a substantial moral victory by going the distance with a far superior fighter in Mayweather.
And there is an argument to say that Paul had a better performance than McGregor did when he was stopped by McGregor in the tenth round of their professional bout in 2017.
Jake recently made the claim on an episode of his brother’s Impaulsive podcast : “Either way, you did better than Conor McGregor against Floyd Mayweather.”
And the punch stats do say that Mayweather actually landed fewer jabs as well as power punches against Logan than he did with McGregor and was less accurate.
But the Irishman did find his target on a more frequent basis was more accurate against Mayweather than Logan, throwing and landing more, but did have an extra two rounds.
However, the younger Paul brother also feels that you shouldn’t look too much into the punch stats, a sentiment actually shared by McGregor and his team, who often look unimpressive statistically in fights where he has brutally stopped opponents.
“I saw a lot of people posting the stats. Like the side-by-side, punching stats, no, no, no, pause,” Jake continued.
“It made you look like you didn’t do as good as people thought, right? But, in the Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson fight when they posted the side-by-side stats, the stats said that he hit me like eight times, and I only hit him like four times.
“Bro, so f*** those f***ing stats. Whoever’s counting that s*** is a f***ing idiot.
“Nate Robinson didn’t hit me once, and I hit him dozens of times and knocked him down to the ground three times.
“So, how could I only have hit him four times?”
McGregor is set to return to the cage next month against Dustin Poirier in a massive trilogy fight at UFC 264, while Logan Paul is yet to announce his next opponent.
Both brothers are currently in their Dorado, Puerto Rico training base with Jake’s head coach BJ Flores, where they will prepare for the younger brother’s upcoming fourth pro bout with Tyron Woodley.
Woodley is a former UFC welterweight champion, who was known for his striking, and beat top strikers like Darren Till and Robbie Lawlor during his multiple-year reign.
He lost his last four fights in the UFC, including a title fight with Kamaru Usman and follow bouts with top contenders Gilbert Burns, Colby Covington and Vicente Luque, which led him to come to an agreement to leave the promotion in March this year.
Paul is 3-0 as a professional with three knockouts, having made his debut in January last year.
His feud with Woodley began in the dressing room of his last fight with Ben Askren, where the pair got in an altercation during the pre-fight glove check.