Logan Paul has said excessive punishments from YouTube caused him to quit the platform after his fight with Floyd Mayweather.
The elder Paul brother took on boxing legend Mayweather at the Hard Rock Stadium in Florida this June, and after a couple of promotional videos to plug the fight has completely given up on uploading videos.
He has managed to stay in the news through his podcast Impaulsive, a series of headline-grabbing stunts and his brother's successful boxing career, but has left his 23.2million subscribers behind since the bout.
And in a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, Paul said that YouTube's ever-changing policies killed his interest in creating videos.
“Demonetization, being blacklisted, being shadow-banned, it’s really demotivating," Paul explained.
"When you are yourself, the platform that you’re on, because of the advertisers, because of public sentiment, whatever it is, no longer wants to support you.”
Paul went the eight-round distance with Mayweather, and in the process of training for the monumental pay-per-view event had all but given up on uploading content altogether.
He still posts videos and updates to his followers on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter, as well as a paid subscription service called the 'Maverick Club' which is run by Subify.
Both Logan and his younger brother Jake have taken a massive step back from their respective social media careers since turning professional as boxers.
Logan has fought twice, a 2019 bout with KSI which he lost by split decision and the Mayweather exhibition which had no winner declared.
Meanwhile, his brother Jake has amassed an impressive 5-0 record with four finishes, including the recent brutal stoppage of Tyron Woodley in a rematch earlier this month.
But they started out as YouTubers, and both accrued tens of millions of followers in their heydays from 2016-2018, before gradually taking steps away to focus on fighting.
It remains to be seen if the elder Paul will return to the ring next year, while his brother also seems set to take a lengthy break from competition as he looks to focus on promoting a fight between Amanda Serrano and Katie Taylor.
The pair have proven two of the most divisive figures in the worlds of both social media and boxing, but don't seem to be going anywhere for the time being.
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While the elder brother has indicated that he is more interested in big money gimmick bouts, Jake has said he plans to become a world champion, before moving on to MMA.
"It's scary to try and put a cap on where this can go," he said after his vicious sixth round knockout win over Woodley. "The potential is unlimited here.
"It's really up to me and my team and how hard I want to work. I'm hungry and motivated and I love this s***.
"Two years as a professional and this has gone astronomical and it's making history.
"I would love to just continue to put on historic events, sell massive pay-per-views and fight higher level opposition as I go.
"Maybe when the time is right I'll go for the world championship belt, whatever belt that is – IBF, WBA, WBO, I don't know.
"It would be funny to become world champion and be like, 'Yeah, I'm a YouTuber'.
"As soon as I win the world championship, I'd take the belt and I would throw it on the f***ing ground and stomp on it."
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