‘Every company is going broke’ – Logan Paul announces retirement from boxing after Dillon Danis win
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‘Every company is going broke’ – Logan Paul announces retirement from boxing after Dillon Danis win

Nov 12, 2023

Logan Paul has announced his retirement from boxing after just two professional fights to focus on being a full-time WWE Superstar.

The Youtuber-turned-wrestler claimed his first WWE title last weekend just weeks after winning his first bout in the boxing ring.

Paul has gained critical acclaim for the start he has made to his wrestling career

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Paul has gained critical acclaim for the start he has made to his wrestling careerCredit: Getty

Paul’s first foray into the professional combat industry came in 2019 when he lost against future Prime partner KSI following a draw in a white-collar bout the year before.

The Maverick has stepped back into a boxing ring twice since then, facing 50-0 undefeated icon Floyd Mayweather in a 2021 exhibition.

His most recent fight came just last month when he beat online rival and former Bellator fighter Dillon Danis over six rounds.

Paul took his winning streak over to WWE, where he defeated wrestling legend Rey Mysterio in Saudi Arabia to become the new United States champion.

The American has now confirmed that he has no plans to continue competing in both sports and his immediate future lies in wrestling.

He told Fox Business: “I think I’m retired from boxing.

“I’ve done enough going fully undefeated at 25-0. I’m going to be a wrestler now.

“No more money in boxing, every company is going broke. Full-time wrestler. Beat Rey Mysterio. Fair and square for the US Championship.

Paul plans to focus on WWE full-time after winning his first title

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Paul plans to focus on WWE full-time after winning his first titleCredit: Getty
Paul retired from boxing with one professional win to his name

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Paul retired from boxing with one professional win to his nameCredit: Getty

“It feels great. It was a dominant performance. Some frog splashes, some punches, it feels good.”

Paul previously had been juggling commitments for both Misfits Boxing and WWE this year, having taken a break after SummerSlam in August to prepare for his fight with Danis.

Paul comfortably out-boxed the jiu-jitsu champion but won via disqualification after a mass brawl broke out in the ring in the final round.

He had been challenged by Danis to a rematch but has no shortage of challengers in WWE after becoming a champion.

Paul added: “I have to defend this belt. There are going to be people coming after me. Seth Rollins, LA Knight, Cody Rhodes.

“Whoever wants it, they can come get it. Mr. Bad Bunny. Whoever wants it can come get it. I have stuff to do in WWE.”


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