Paige Spiranac hits out at Floyd Mayweather fight, reveals why she ‘hates’ Logan Paul

Former golf star Paige Spiranac has slammed Floyd Mayweather’s upcoming fight as a “money grab” and revealed she “hates” his opponent Logan Paul ever since she received death threats from his fans.

Boxing legend Mayweather, who boasts a 50-0 professional record, is returning to the ring to fight YouTube sensation Paul on February 20 in an exhibition bout.

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This week’s announcement comes after Paul called out the undefeated champion to a scrap — but Spiranac isn’t a fan of the two superstars getting it on.

Speaking on her podcast Playing-A-Round, the 27-year-old said: “It’s a money grab, there is going to be so much money thrown for that fight.

“It’s insane that people actually want to see this happening.

“It’s insane to see someone with a YouTube following or social following can make this happen.

“It just shows how powerful that young demographic that everyone is reaching out to get now and the fact that people are talking about this is mind blowing to me.”

Spiranac went on to allege that she was sent death threats by Paul’s fans after she gave a talk on anti-bullying in 2018.

It came in the weeks after Paul was forced to apologise after filming himself laughing with friends when they found a dead body in the Japanese forest of Aokigahara — a place famous for suicides.

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Spiranac explained: “I did an anti-bullying talk at a school and it was right after Logan Paul filmed a guy who had died in this forest.

“It was a huge controversy and I was asked what I thought about it.

“I said, ‘If you have a large following of a younger viewing audience you have to be careful with the content that you put out there’.

“And I think he should have been punished more by YouTube or his sponsors or there needed to be some form of consequence bigger than what he got.

“And I ended up receiving death threats from all of these kids in that high school, that they were defending Logan Paul and so ever since then I have hated him.

“Because if that’s the fan base he has, where if you criticise him you are literally going to have people attack you, not just silly stupid schoolboy bullying but horrible, horrible things, I just don’t think they are really good people.”

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Paul apologised in early 2018 for the incident, saying: “I’ve made a severe and continuous lapse in my judgment and I don’t expect to be forgiven. I’m simply here to apologise.

“I’ve made a huge mistake. I don’t expect to be forgiven … I’m ashamed of myself. I am disappointed.”

This article first appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission

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