Youtube star Jake Paul admits he was very surprised when five division world champion Floyd Mayweather called him out social media for a 2021 clash.
Mayweather was scheduled to face older brother Logan Paul in an exhibition fight on February 20th, in a pay-per-view main event. The contest was officially postponed, with a new date being worked on.
The Hall of Famer retired from boxing in August 2017, with a perfect record of 50-0, when he stopped UFC superstar Conor McGregor in ten rounds.
Mayweather had another exhibition fight scheduled to take place, against an unnamed opponent, on February 27 at the Tokyo Dome in Japan – and that event was also pushed back, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Jake Paul (2-0, 2 KOs) is set to fight MMA veteran Ben Askren in a sanctioned boxing match on April 17, on pay-per-view.
While Paul is interested in fighting Mayweather, he doesn’t seem interested in doing an exhibition fight with the 43-year-old.
“I’m 2 and 0 with 2 KO’s with pro fights,” Jake Paul told TMZ … “If Floyd wants to do these exhibitions, ya know … cool. But, I’m a real fighter. He has to take me seriously and I think the reason he wants to do these exhibitions is because he’s afraid to risk his legacy of his 50 and 0 record in case he were to lose.”
“But, I’m not doing the exhibition sh-t. It doesn’t interest me. Those are like fake patty-cake fights.”
Jake Paul found it strange that Mayweather has yet to face older brother Logan and is already calling out several future opponents for exhibition fights – including rapper 50 Cent.
“This guy is out of his mind. He just calls me out, out of nowhere — same with 50 Cent! I mean, he hasn’t even fought my brother yet. It just seems like he’s losing his marbles … like what the f— is this guy doing?! It just seems like this guy is money hungry. It seems like he hasn’t paid his taxes or some sh-t and he just wants to fight everyone,” Jake Paul said.