So the 25-year-old is a big draw in the online scene, but what business does he actually have stepping inside the ring with Mayweather? The brutal answer is that he doesn't.
The American has had two boxing events in the public eye, with one of them being a professional fight. His record reads 0-1.
Both bouts came against UK YouTuber KSI, in a bid for the crown of 'king of the internet'. The first match-up resulted in a draw, despite some early success for Paul. Despite a lack of experience, the American impressed in the opening two rounds, maintaining the distance and popping the lead jab well. As the taller man, he actually made light work at the beginning of the fight, and it looked like it was going to be an easy night.
However, Paul quickly began to fade, with his gas tank visibly fading due to his vastly superior size. KSI was the more frantic and started to apply pressure, winning rounds on output alone.
Going into the second fight, the general consensus was that should the American eradicate his stamina issues and replicate his early success from the first bout, he would breeze through the rematch. However, he somewhat froze on the night. KSI was the aggressor, coming forward and looking for the opening, edging it via a split decision on points.
The Brit was again giving the judges more of a reason to score rounds in his favour, throwing and landing a couple of the harder hits. Paul was also deducted two points for hitting his opponent when he was down, on the back of the head, for which he completely deserved - a very naive and amateur move, in truth.
On the back of such context, it really does beg the question, and safety, of why he is allowed to face off against a fighter that is 50-0. It is incomparable to the Conor McGregor matchup - the MMA star was a two-division UFC champion and one of the greatest boxers that the organisation has ever seen. He at least had years and years of experience in his stand-up game, not to mention 25 professional fights prior. Paul is not even in the same bracket.