From the instant the Logan Paul vs. Dillon Danis boxing match was confirmed, the stakes became intensely personal. Danis has been using images of Paul’s soon-to-be spouse, Nina Agdal, as the focal point of his psychological games leading up to their October 14 showdown. Logan Paul, a social media star-turned-boxer, argues that Danis has overstepped.
“He’s crossed the line,” Paul revealed to Misfits Boxing. “I’m not rattled, not at all, because I knew from the get-go that Dillon was a shady character. However, I never anticipated he would stoop this low. He should be prepared for repercussions; karma has a way of settling scores. Online, public opinion is already siding with me.”
Paul made it clear that he and Agdal don’t feel compelled to justify their relationship to the world. “Look, Nina is an absolute angel,” he said. “Danis is just manipulating a narrative about her, twisting her past relationships and using it to gain traction on social media. He might be a good Twitter troll, but he’ll have to answer for it.”
Agdal has maintained her silence on the issue. Danis will make his boxing debut against Paul at the AO Arena in Manchester, U.K. During a recent press conference, the event took a chaotic turn after Paul presented a cake featuring Danis getting knocked out, prompting an exchange of insults. Danis even sported the same infamous hat he wore during a visit to the so-called “suicide forest.”
When quizzed about whether his animosity towards Danis would influence his performance in the ring, Paul dismissed the idea. “I never let emotions dictate my fighting,” he said. “Frankly, Dillon Danis doesn’t matter to me. He’s more of an afterthought, but hey, credit to him for hyping up the fight.”
Paul holds a professional boxing record of 0-1, stemming from a rematch against another social media personality-turned-boxer, KSI. He also went the full distance in an exhibition match with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather. Danis, meanwhile, is a newcomer to the boxing ring. Traditionally an MMA welterweight, he’s moving up to the cruiserweight division (up to 200 pounds) for this eight-round contest and claims that Conor McGregor will assist in his training.
When asked about his expectations for the bout, Paul was supremely confident. “I can toy with him any way I choose,” he said. “He comes from a Brazilian jiu-jitsu background, and he’s not even particularly good at it. His striking is even worse. I’ve been boxing for five years and even held my own against Floyd Mayweather; that speaks volumes.”
Paul concluded by addressing Danis’ relentless online taunts. “Look, there was a time when I was probably the most loathed person on the planet,” he said, referring to his own past controversies. “I weathered that storm, made personal improvements, and staged a comeback. The point is, all this online buzz is temporary. Turn off your phone, and suddenly social media doesn’t exist. It’s all just a part of the fight’s promotional circus.”
For the full scoop, check out Paul’s complete interview below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Logan Paul vs Dillon Danis
What is the central issue between Logan Paul and Dillon Danis?
The central issue is that Dillon Danis has been using pictures of Logan Paul’s fiancée, Nina Agdal, in psychological warfare leading up to their scheduled boxing match. Logan Paul feels that this is crossing a line of decency.
Who is Nina Agdal?
Nina Agdal is Logan Paul’s fiancée. She has been brought into the pre-fight hype by Dillon Danis, who has been using her images as part of his psychological tactics against Logan Paul.
Where and when will the Logan Paul vs. Dillon Danis fight take place?
The boxing match is set to happen at the AO Arena in Manchester, U.K., on October 14.
What did Logan Paul say about fighting with emotion?
Logan Paul made it clear that he doesn’t fight with emotion. He mentioned that Dillon Danis is just an afterthought for him and that he’ll be able to control his emotions during the bout.
Have any of the fighters boxed professionally before?
Logan Paul has a professional boxing record of 0-1 and has fought in an exhibition match against Floyd Mayweather. On the other hand, Dillon Danis has never boxed professionally or as an amateur; he comes from a Brazilian jiu-jitsu background.
What happened at the press conference?
The press conference quickly devolved into chaos after Logan Paul presented a cake featuring Danis getting knocked out. Both fighters exchanged insults, and Danis even wore the infamous hat he donned while visiting a “suicide forest.”
How has social media played a role in this fight?
Social media has been a significant platform for both fighters to engage in psychological warfare and hype up the fight. Dillon Danis has been particularly active on Twitter, while Logan Paul has mentioned that social media does not affect him as it is not a “real place.”
What are both fighters’ stances on Conor McGregor’s involvement?
Dillon Danis claims that Conor McGregor will help train him for the fight. Logan Paul did not specifically address McGregor’s involvement but expressed confidence in his own abilities, dismissing Danis as a subpar Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner.
How does Logan Paul feel about Dillon Danis’ online taunts?
Logan Paul considers Danis a good Twitter troll but doesn’t take the online banter seriously. He mentioned that he has been the most hated person online at one point and survived it, suggesting he’s unfazed by Danis’ antics.
Will Nina Agdal be involved in the fight in any way?
Nina Agdal has not publicly responded to being brought into the pre-fight narrative. As of now, it’s unclear if she will have any direct involvement in the event itself.
More about Logan Paul vs Dillon Danis
- Full Interview with Logan Paul on Misfits Boxing
- AO Arena in Manchester, Event Details
- Logan Paul’s Professional Boxing Record
- Dillon Danis’ MMA Background
- Details on Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather Exhibition Bout
- Conor McGregor’s Possible Involvement in Training Danis
- Social Media Feuds in Professional Boxing
- Logan Paul’s “Suicide Forest” Controversy
- The Role of Psychological Warfare in Boxing
- Nina Agdal’s Public Profile