Logan Paul will allow the fan who buys his latest NFT release to walk him to the ring for his upcoming boxing return.
The YouTuber-turned-boxer has fought three times, twice against British social media star KSI and once in an exhibition with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather. But he has yet to win, drawing his debut against the rapper and losing a split decision in their rematch before going the distance with Mayweather.
And the story of his latest NFT centres around the injury that he sustained while punching a machine during a boozy night in Germany that doctors feared could end his fighting career. He shattered his third metacarpal attempting to break the record on a machine that measures power, and spent months in a cast with the injury.
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But he has made a solid recovery, and recently asked fans on Instagram who he should fight next. He tweeted yesterday that he will be fighting again, telling prospective buyers of his new art project: “The owner of this NFT will walk me out to my next fight and choose the colour of my outfit.”
Paul has recently launched an NFT project entitled 99 Originals, where he sells polaroid pictures of a 99-day stretch in his life where he took pictures of different happenings during his world travels. He has made hundreds of thousands of dollars thus far from the project, with dozens still to be released.
“I was drunk in Germany,” Paul said of his injury during an explanatory video for his latest release. “No surprise there, that’s what you do in Germany, and I make really bad decisions when I’m intoxicated, my ego tends to flare up.
“I saw this boxing arcade game at this like ‘hole-in-the-wall’ bar, it’s the one where the bag drops down, you hit it and you get the high score. Well my drunk a** wanted to set the high score.
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“So I tried like five times, the bartender saw how hard I was going and he said ‘sir I have to warn you, be careful. I’ve seen bones before, everyone hits their hand on this column’. And I’m like ‘okay dude, I’m a boxer’… F***.
“It turns out I shattered the worst possible bone in your hand for boxers, the middle knuckle; the third metacarpal. I spent the night in a cold German hospital, not knowing if I was ever going to box again. When the alcohol wore off, this was very depressing, but the photo’s cool!”
Paul had been flirting with the idea of a possible fight with Whindersson Nunes, Brazil’s most famous social media influencer, although that seems to have fizzled. He is currently in Dorado, Puerto Rico, where he and brother Jake hold camp for their fights, with the younger sibling preparing for an August 13 date believed to be against Tommy Fury.