Rashad Evans hopes Logan Paul fight happens in fall: ‘We’ll see if it’s a challenge he’s up for’

Rashad Evans is gearing up for his comeback – but in the boxing ring.

The former UFC light heavyweight champion and Hall of Famer is coming out of retirement and wants to jump straight into the celebrity boxing scene. Evans says there’s been discussions about a potential boxing match with Logan Paul in the fall, but he’s just waiting for the YouTube sensation to accept.

“We can be talking an MMA fight, but particularly speaking, I’m talking a boxing match right now,” Evans told MMA Junkie. “I would love to do one of these boxing matches, one of these celebrity boxing matches, particularly with Logan Paul. I know that fight’s on the table, and it’s just a matter if Logan Paul wants to take it. I put my name in the hat, and we’ll see what happens. We’ll see if it’s a challenge he’s up for because at the end of the day, if he fights me, it’s gonna be a fight.

“All the respect to the great (Floyd) Mayweather, but Mayweather was just playing. He was playing around with him. He allowed Logan to look good, he allowed Logan to feel comfortable, but if Logan comes against me, Logan’s gonna have to do some work. And I’m not sure if he’s for that, but we’ll see. We’ll see if he accepts this fight and he’s down, then he’s a lot tougher than I thought, but if he don’t, the party goes on. I’ll find somebody else to dance with.”

While Evans has respect for the Paul brothers and the way they’ve taken the boxing world by storm, he doesn’t think they’re real fighters. That being said, he still thinks he and Logan Paul can put on a show if they square off.

“There were talks with Roy Jones. There were talks with Logan Paul,” Evans said. “I don’t know what’s gonna happen with the Roy Jones situation, but the Logan Paul is one we were trying to get for Sept. 18. It all depends if it’s something he really wants to do or something he feels confident about doing because, at the end of the day, he’s not a real fighter. He doesn’t have the mentality of a fighter, so for him, he sees fighting for popularity.”

Evans continued, “He’s young, he’s tough, he’s got some size. I feel like it’ll be competitive. I haven’t fought in a long time, and he’s been training, he’s been looking pretty good, so I think it’ll be a pretty good fight and something good for the fans, too.”

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Original article: https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/07/rashad-evans-wants-logan-paul-boxing-match-not-a-real-fighter

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