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Is Logan Paul boxing Floyd Mayweather? Everything we know so far

Published: 19/Sep/2020 14:34

by Connor Bennett

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The internet was set alight when rumors swirled around Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul potentially boxing, but will it happen? Well, here’s what we know so far. 

Content creators and influencers getting into the boxing ring and fighting is nothing new. It all kicked off with KSI and Joe Weller back in early 2018 and it has been taken to incredible levels since with two fights between KSI and Logan Paul.

Though, it’s not all about settling YouTube beefs either. Some influencers, mainly the Paul brothers, have called out actual fighters and other athletes.

Logan has stated in the past that he’s interested in the UFC and even fighting Conor McGregor but he appears to have his eyes on someone else – Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather. Here’s what we know.

KSI fighting Logan Paul.
Instagram: KSI
Logan Paul and KSI settled their grudge in their November 9 boxing rematch, with KSI emerging the victor by split-decision.

Will Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather happen?

On September 16, rumors started swirling that the Paul brother and Mayweather had been in talks regarding a possible fight. 

Some teases were dropped on social media before former NFL punter turned sports analyst Pat McAfee noted that a report stated that the pair had actually signed a contract agreeing to a fight at some point in the future. 

When is Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather?

As for when the pair could actually fight, that is unknown. Back on September 2nd, Paul confirmed that he aimed to box again before the end of 2020.

His brother, Jake, is set to fight former NBA first-round pick Nate Robinson on the undercard of the Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr exhibition. Though, the date for that has been moved around from September 12 to November 28. 

Logan vs Floyd would undoubtedly command the spotlight so you won’t find it nestled on the undercard of some other bout in the future. 

Logan Paul, Floyd Mayweather - InstagramLogan has been calling out Floyd for quite some time.

The possibility of the fight happening has already been mocked by a number of influencers, including KSI. Though, as some details remain shrouded in mystery, significant interest will undoubtedly grow. 

We’ll keep this post updated with any updates – be it confirmed news or rumors – as when they come to the surface. So, be sure to keep on checking back in with Dexerto.

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Former Overwatch pro Ryuhejong suspended from Gen.G following Twitch drama

Published: 19/Jan/2021 21:43

by Bill Cooney

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Former Overwatch League star Jehong ‘Ryujehong’ Ryu has been suspended from the Gen.G organization after reportedly making sexist comments on stream.

Widely regarded as one of the best Ana and flex support players around, Ryujehong is a familiar name to any Overwatch esports fan. He was one of the most popular players in OWL before stepping away from the competitive scene after the Vancouver Titans nuked their roster back in May 2020.

On January 11, 2021, Gen.G announced that RJH would be joining their org as a content creator, which makes sense, as he was a figurehead for the org’s Seoul Dynasty squad during the League’s first two seasons.

Following what was a very short honeymoon period, the Korean-based org has now suspended Ryu for sexist comments he made on stream that quickly caught the attention of social media, as you can see below:

On January 16, Jehong streamed alongside a female streamer named Haegi, and reportedly made a number of sexist comments towards her multiple times, and even called her out for interrupting him, claiming that women shouldn’t interrupt men.

Since the stream happened the VOD has been deleted, but this is the internet, and the comments were quickly translated into English, kicking off the storm of social media backlash.

On January 19, Gen.G’s Chief Operating Officer Arnold Hur announced that the org was suspending Ryujehong “indefinitely” due to his on stream-comments.

“I’m personally very disappointed in the language used during the stream by Jehong. He was wrong, and I find it uncharacteristic of the person I knew who has always been a considerate, kind-hearted teammate,” Hur wrote. “Our belief is that whether you are a player or streamer, anybody with a platform should understand the responsibility of the higher standards that come with it. As such, we have suspended all of Jehong’s team-related activities indefinitely.”

Like Hur mentioned, Jehong did put out an apology of his own after the firestorm started, where he apologized for what he said, and promised to watch how he speaks in the future, but added he won’t be censoring himself either, according to a translation provided by @hannahhycho on Twitter.

“I am trying to move my streams towards the streamer Ryujehong. I know there are many people who used to watch my old streams who are struggling to adjust to the chat and are confused by the fact I will be using ‘streamer memes’ but I hope you can understand,” RJH wrote, according to the translation. “From now on, I will listen to feedback for my streams and chat to develop them further… I saw some messages from people who aren’t my fans and I want to tell them to stop fanning the flames.”

Just in case there weren’t enough wrinkles to this story, Haegi, the female streamer who was broadcasting with Ryujehong when the incident took place, has come out and defended him according to translations by Reddit user Great-Reno, saying they were bantering back and forth and what happened wasn’t what it seemed.

“Why RJH gets all the blame when I made sexist jokes with him either? This is a bit undeserved,” Haegi said in a YouTube video posted after the outrage began, according to the translation. “I’m cool with it. Why does it matter when the person involved with the matter feels okay? I don’t see why people get offended by this. Live in comfort please.”

Opinion from the female streamer that RJH was with from Competitiveoverwatch

Now, even if it just was some friendly banter back and forth, the kind of language Ryujehong apparently used just doesn’t fly when you’re signed to a major esports org like Gen.G, and is also a huge disappointment to the greater Overwatch community who saw him as a role model, and just a genuine, stand-up dude.

It remains to be seen when or if RJH will return from his suspension to being an active member of Gen.G.