Logan Paul thinks he can beat Anthony Joshua and become heavyweight champion, KSI makes crass ‘retarded’ comment in response

Logan Paul is adamant he can become a world champion at boxing, despite training for just two years.

The 24-year-old has only taken part in one white-collar bout in August 2018, where he contested a draw with rival KSI.

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Logan Paul believes he can defeat KSI and go on to become world heavyweight champion
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Both men will make their professional debuts on Saturday night at the Staples Center as they look to put an end to their bitter rivalry.

Although the vloggers do not have much in common, both are adamant they can make the transition to the pro ranks.

Paul, who is coached by former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs, is adamant he can become a world champion in a division containing Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua, Andy Ruiz and Deontay Wilder.

The YouTuber said: “If I want to carry on boxing and become a champion then I don’t see why I can’t.

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Naturally, KSI does not agree with Paul’s outlandish statement
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“People will just have to watch the fight on Saturday to realise I am actually a pretty good f****** boxer and I think a lot of my fans want to see me take that route.

“Fighting is fun but it is also dangerous so I just have to weigh-up the risk and reward.”

Despite KSI himself admitting he would love to fight in the pro ranks, the Brit does not share the same views as rival Paul and made a crass remark to highlight the fact.

“I saw the comments about Logan being able to beat AJ and become the heavyweight champion of the world and he is retarded.

“I am just going to leave it at that.”

Briggs, now 47 and retired from the pro game, is adamant his protégé has what it takes to shock the world and even defeat Anthony Joshua.

Briggs said: “Logan Paul becoming a world champion is not impossible; it is very possible because I have the blueprint.

“I weighed less than two pounds when I was born, I was asthmatic and homeless as a teen and I became the two-time heavyweight champion of the world.

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Joshua will seek to regain the WBA, IBF and WBO titles from Ruiz in December
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Briggs courted controversy throughout his heavyweight career
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“He is an amazing athlete with a great jab and reflexes and I think we are looking at the future of boxing.

“I believe he has everything it takes and in three to five years he could have a world title shot.”

He added: “He has the best jab in the business, a sick right hand, a hell of a left hook and a crazy uppercut, he can do anything.

“I am super surprised and impressed.

“We hope to get 10-12 fights in 2020 and another 10-12 in the following year.

“I have never seen an athlete like this and I can say that with conviction. Overtraining is his only problem.”

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