Brawl with Paul. Mayweather: No one will disrespect me.
|The first face off between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Logan “The Maverick” Paul ahead of their June 6th exhibition clash was far from smooth and culminated in a scuffle due to an incident between Mayweather and Logan’s brother, Jake Paul. The brawl began after Mayweather called the Paul brothers “fake fighters” and said he’d accept the challenge to fight both in the same night. |
24-year-old Jake Paul snatched Mayweather’s baseball cap and ran toward the exit as the multi-division champion surged toward him and bodyguards jumped in. After the small fight, Jake Paul ended up with a busted tooth and a black eye. MMA great Conor McGregor defined the incident “embarrassing”.
“Floyd came out of retirement, just to get re-retired” said social media sensation and pro boxer Logan Paul. “I’m about to beat the greatest fighter of all time,” he added.
Mayweather, a living boxing legend, will make his return to the ring in an exhibition clash against Paul at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens in less than a month.
“It’s one thing to sell a fight, and people can say what they want, but one thing no one is going to do is disrespect me,” declared Mayweather.
The undefeated, 12-time, five-division world champion, and 2020 International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee Mayweather last fought in an exhibition match in Japan on New Year’s Eve 2018. His last professional fight was the stoppage win over Conor McGregor in 2017, the second biggest pay-per-view event in the history of television.
With a perfect 50-0 record and 27 knockouts, the Michigan-native fighter was named the world’s highest paid athlete multiple times by Forbes, Sports Illustrated, Fortune Magazine.
His unbelievable career spans over three decades and includes 24 wins over world champions, such as Canelo Alvarez, Manny Pacquiao, Oscar de la Hoya. His 2015 fight vs Pacquiao still has the all-time pay-per-view record with 4.6 million buys.
At age 44, Mayweather will face another international star: 26-year-old Paul, who rose to fame on the internet by welcoming various social media platforms into his “private” life.
He accumulated over 20 million followers on YouTube. His supporters sold out Los Angeles’ Staples Center when he started his professional boxing career in 2019.
Paul is six inches taller than Mayweather and owns an eighteen-year advantage.
The internet personality from Westlake (Ohio), a former high school wrestling standout, is confident and ready to face an undefeated legend of the sport of boxing.
In another PPV fight, former NFL star Chad Johnson, also known as Ochocinco, will make his boxing debut in an exhibition bout against an opponent to be announced. The wide receiver trained for years with Mayweather in Las Vegas during football offseason and will finally test his boxing skills.
The PPV event starts at 8P.M. ET on SHOWTIME on June 6th.