Instagram golf star Paige Spiranac has slammed the Floyd Mayweather versus Logan Paul fight as a “money grab.”
And Spiranac has revealed she “hates” Paul ever since she received “death threats” from his fans.
Mayweather is returning to the boxing ring to fight YouTuber Paul on Feb. 20 in an exhibition. It followed Paul calling out the 50-0 undefeated Mayweather to a scrap.
But Spiranac isn’t such a fan of the two superstars getting it on.
Speaking on her Apple Podcast, the 27-year-old from Colorado said: “It’s a money grab, there is going to be so much money thrown for that fight.
“It’s insane that people actually want to see this happening. It’s insane to see someone with a YouTube following or social following can make this happen It just shows how powerful that young demographic that everyone is reaching out to get now and the fact that people are talking about this is mind blowing to me.”
Spiranac went on to allege that she was sent “death threats” by Paul’s fans after she gave a talk on anti-bullying in 2018.
It came in the weeks after Paul was forced to apologize after filming himself laughing with friends about the body they filmed hanging from a tree in Japan.
“I did an anti-bullying talk at a school and it was right after Logan Paul filmed a guy committing suicide in this forest,” Spiranac said. “It was a huge controversy and I was asked what I thought about it.
“I said, ‘If you have a large following of a younger viewing audience you have to be careful with the content that you put out there.’ And I think he should have been punished more by YouTube or his sponsors or there needed to be some form of consequence bigger than what he got.
“And I ended up receiving death threats by all of these kids in that high school, that they were defending Logan Paul and so ever since then I have hated him.
“Because if that’s the fan base he has, where you criticize him you literally going to have people attack you, not just silly stupid schoolboy bullying but horrible, horrible things, I just don’t think they are really good people.”
In his second apology, a video titled “So sorry”, Paul said: “I’ve made a severe and continuous lapse in my judgement and I don’t expect to be forgiven. I’m simply here to apologize.
“I’ve made a huge mistake. I don’t expect to be forgiven… I’m ashamed of myself. I am disappointed.”