SHANNON BRIGGS insists YouTuber Logan Paul could be boxing’s heavyweight world title holder in “four to five years”.
The former lineal champion, 47, is lead trainer for the 24-year-old as he prepares for his highly-anticipated rematch with KSI in LA on November 9.
Briggs, who has not been able to gain a boxing licence in the UK or the US for several years, helped his fellow American prepare for his first showdown with the Brit YouTube star last year.
That bout ended in a majority draw – but “The Cannon” has been that impressed by Paul this time around he believes he has what it takes to reach the very top.
Speaking to logan ahead of the KSI clash, Briggs said: “Training is going phenomenal, he’s in terrific shape.
“We already ahead of schedule, he’s punching hard.
“The only problem is the fight ain’t tonight.
“This kid could be heavyweight champion of the world in four or five years, facts.”
Despite the huge praise from Briggs, it appears that Paul has other ideas on how he wants his pro fighting career to develop.
He said: “I relied on my athleticism to carry me through the first fight and it almost worked; but now I am a boxer, I am literally a professional fighter and I feel like it.
“I would honestly love to fight in the UFC; I want Dana White to put me in the Octagon.”
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