Jake Paul rejects Mayweather’s exhibition offer, wants a real fight with 50-50 split
By Jim Maltzman: Jake Paul has rejected Floyd Mayweather Jr’s offer of a fake exhibition bout, and he says what’s the real thing with a fight counting as a professional match.
The unbeaten cruiserweight Paul (2-0, 2 KOs) admits that he might defeat his YouTuber brother Logan Paul, but it’s going to be a different story with him if they fight.
Mayweather will need to give him an even 50-50 split of the revenue, and it’s going to have to be counted as a professional fight. Jake doesn’t play exhibition matches, so Floyd will have to agree to how he wants the fight to go down if he’s to get a shot at fighting him.
The cruiserweight Jake will do his brother Logan’s dirty work by taking on Mayweather and cleaning up the mess he’s expected to make when those two meet for an exhibition fight in Tokyo, Japan.
Mayweather still hasn’t rescheduled his previously scheduled February 20th exhibition match against Logan, who recently spent $2 million on Pokemon cards, after it was postponed recently.
Floyd will be giving a new date for the Logan fight soon. After that, Mayweather wants to fight Jake in an exhibition, but that’s not going to happen unless it’s a real bout.
On Wednesday, Mayweather announced on his Instagram that he’d be fighting three exhibition matches in 2021 against Logan Paul, Jake Paul, and 50 Cent. The last name was a surprise, though, as 50 Cent hasn’t done any boxing matches, and he’s old at 45. What is Mayweather thinking?
Here’s what Jake Paul said in reacting to Mayweather calling him out for an exhibition match:
“Dear Mr. Mayweather, who runs your Instagram? They need to get paid better,” said Jake Paul in reacting to Mayweather offering him an exhibition match.
“Do us a favor and stay off social media, you should focus on learning to read, retirement, or maybe an encyclopedia.
“You called me out to fight, but you’re half my height. You might beat my brother, but Jake Paul is a different type. F*** your proposition, I don’t do exhibitions. We can fight on my conditions, 50-50 commissions.
“Oh, and we haven’t forgotten who tried to train [former NBA player] Nate [Robinson] to beat me. I left him unconscious on the canvas; let’s hope you’re not that easy.
“A quick NBA knockout, he’s never boxing again…After I KO [Ben] Askren, on Triller, April 17th, I would love to fight you, Floyd, and punch you in those fake veneer a** teeth,” said Jake Paul.
Jake’s huge punching power gives him a real chance of beating Mayweather, who is old, slow, and rusty to the point where he could fall apart. Mayweather is old enough to be Jake’s dad.
Whatever Floyd was in his prime, it’s gone now. He’s almost a billionaire, and he’s not been staying active the way that Jake has. The youth, size, power, and activity for Jake will be the great equalizer.
As you can see, Jake isn’t going to agree to Mayweather’s conditions for a fight against him. The money is going to have to be very different if they’re going to fight, and Mayweather is going to give up on the idea of making it a silly exhibition.
Jake is wise to understand that the boxing public has had it up to their gills with paying to see exhibition matches. fans want the matches to be real and not seeing fighters pulling their punches and sparring in movie-like pseudo fights.
The backlash in Jake fighting Mayweather in an exhibition would be big enough to cause many fans not to buy it, especially after Floyd does easy work with Logan in their planned exhibition match.
What Logan should be doing is insisting that the fight with Floyd count as a real one as well. The fans would respect that more than they would an exhibition fight.
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