Jake Paul Wants To Fight Floyd Mayweather, But Not In Exhibition
Jake Paul wants to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr in a real professional fight.
But he said he knows that probably won’t happen.
“I think he would [fight me] if it was an exhibition for sure,” Paul told MMA Fighting. “The thing is I want it to be a real pro bout and take his undefeated record, which I don’t think he’ll risk.
“But I just think that makes the fight three times as big, three times as hyped. That’s what I’m aiming for.”
Mayweather recently finished mixed martial artist Mikuru Asakuru in the second round of a RIZIN event just last month. His next exhibition match has already been scheduled for November against social influencer Deji Olatunji, KSI’s younger brother, who got knocked out by Paul in the fifth round of an amateur bout in 2018.
“It’s 2022, Floyd Mayweather is ruining his legacy fighting no-name guys, wasting his fans money, wasting his fans time,” Paul said on Twitter. “He doesn’t even know the names of the guys he’s fighting … to make some money to pay his tax bills.
“Floyd, I will fight you. And you know that’s one of the biggest fights to make in boxing. I weigh 175, you weigh 165 — we can get that done, make a couple $100 million.”
Mayweather previously said that he’s taking on fights that doesn’t put him in danger.
The 50-0 retired boxer fought his last pro fight in 2017, recording a TKO win over former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor.
Mayweather fought Paul’s brother, Logan, in an exhibition match in June 2021.
As for Paul, he faces MMA legend-turned-boxer Anderson Silva on October 29.
“I definitely think there’s a fight for us in the future,” Paul said. “Whether it’s exhibition or not, we’ll figure that part out.”