Paul’s brother Logan has recently fought in an exhibition with Mayweather, but has ruled out an exhibition contest of his own agains ‘ the old guy’ asking for ‘a professional fight or nothing’ against the American
Jake Paul has ruled out an exhibition with Floyd Mayweather labelling the former undefeated champion an “old guy”.
The YouTube star will fight in his fourth professional fight against former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in his latest exploit in the boxing ring after defeating fellow YouTuber AnEson Gib, Nate Robinson and former UFC star Ben Askren during his short time in the ranks.
And Paul was notorious for having a heated exchange with Mayweather at the press-conference for the exhibition with his brother Logan Paul, where he stole his hat and prompted a physical altercation between the pair.
But the 24-year-old has ruled out ever getting in an exhibition himself with ‘Money’ Mayweather and has labelled him an ‘old guy’ revealing his focus on becoming a world champion.
“He, I think realised with fighting my brother, that we’re not to be messed with,” Paul told USA Today.
“He said he would only fight me if I cut down to 154 pounds, which is physically impossible, and he don’t want that smoke, man.’
“If it’s going to happen, it’s going to happen, but right now my focus is doing real, professional fights.
“I’m not trying to do any exhibitions. So if he wants to do a real pro fight at a real weight, I’m down.
“But I don’t want to do money fights with an old guy, he needs me more than I need him.’’
Paul has revealed his plans to become boxing world champion by dethroning pound-for-pound king Canelo Alvarez, after igniting a feud between himself and the Mexican.
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He also unveiled his ‘hit-list’ for opponents he would like to face during his career which included the likes of Conor McGregor, Tommy Fury and the Diaz brothers.
And the video-streaming star has revealed how he believes that he could beat Irish star McGregor upon his comeback insisting it is still a ‘massive’ fight despite his loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.
“He’s sort of lost that spunk and I think people are kind of second guessing him,” Paul said about McGregor in a recent interview with MMAFighting.
“He’s not the same Conor, that’s for sure, it’s not as interesting, however, I would still just like to beat him up.
“Because I would want him to freak out in the ring and go crazy and lose his s***, I think it would be funny to see him break down like how he did against Dustin Poirier.
“Regardless of what anybody wants to say about Conor, you have to respect him for what he’s done, becoming the face of the fight game.
“And by the way, it’s still a massive fight.”
Paul has been campaigning for the higher pay for fighters during his time in the limelight as a result of his boxing fights, labelling his new rival McGregor as ‘the most underpaid fighter in history’.
Ahead of his fight with former UFC champion Woodley, Paul has had his technique branded ‘atrocious’ after releasing training videos on social media in the build-up to the contest, while current UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal believes that his former sparring partner Woodley will ‘knock Jake Paul the f*** out’.