“Some guys are brawlers; some guys are boxers. We try to get guys who can emulate Floyd, or at least keep the pace for small guys.
“Honestly, every look we can, we get pros, solid, solid boxers.
“I sparred a couple of times, [WBA light-heavyweight champion] Jean Pascal, who is on the undercard, actually. It’s great work—tough guy.
“He was already here in Puerto Rico training, happened to be in the same gym and we got a couple of sessions in.”
Paul has transitioned from the world of YouTube to the world of professional boxing, and there is no greater challenge to accept than the one he faces on Sunday.