LOGAN PAUL left ex-Floyd Mayweather opponent Victor Ortiz in 'shock and awe' after the YouTuber knocked out a sparing partner.
Paul is preparing for mission impossible as he brings Mayweather out of retirement in February.
And he will do so with inside knowledge on the American legend, as he has Ortiz in his corner.
The former welterweight champion has helped Paul in his training camp and oversaw a recent sparring session.
And in an interview with MMAFighting, Ortiz claimed the YouTuber KO'd the last of three sparring partners in the final round of their session.
It comes as a stark reminder of what Paul is capable of in the boxing ring, despite his lack of experience.
Ortiz said: “Mind you, these are full-on professional boxers. “I sat back in shock and awe.
"He was so composed and relaxed. He used his reach perfect – took a little step, hook down the middle, sleep. Night-night.
“My only complaint there is that he didn’t read him a bedtime story.
“I know what I know, and I know what I see. What I’m saying, in a sense, is that he will give Floyd trouble.”
Mayweather retired as a pro in 2017 after he stopped UFC star Conor McGregor in ten rounds.
But, like he did in 2018 against featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, the 43-year-old returns for an exhibition bout
And he faces internet sensation Paul, 25, who lost his pro debut in 2019 against internet foe KSI, 27, by split-decision.
Despite his farcical experience and skill advantage, Mayweather is outweighed by FOUR STONE and gives away six inches in height.
And Ortiz has warned his former rival to expect a lot more than a boxing beginner with millions of followers.
He has watched Paul hone his skills under experienced trainer Milton Lacroix with duo forming a 'dangerous combo'.
Ortiz said: “[Mayweather] found a YouTuber – that sounds easy enough for a 20-time world champion. Alright, let’s beat him up.
"But what I’ve been watching and seeing is a YouTuber gone professional boxer who puts in hours and hours of work studying films.
"He’s very disciplined, and he’s working his butt off, and he listens. He has a heck of a coach who’s very knowledgeable and very experienced.
"I believe it’s a dangerous combo.”
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