Jake Paul is confident Floyd Mayweather fight will happen, but would rather have a pro bout to “take his undefeated record”


Jake Paul isn’t impressed with the fights that Floyd Mayweather has taken lately as the now-retired former boxing champion continues engaging in exhibition bouts against largely overmatched opposition.

Paul is currently focusing on his fight with Anderson Silva, UFC legend, on Oct. 29, but he feels confident that Mayweather, 45,, will be in the ring at some time. Is it possible for Mayweather to be convinced by Paul to fight again in a real fight?

” I think he would [fight me] if the bout was an exhibition for certain,” Paul said to 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.”

In Mayweather’s latest exhibition bout, he defeated Mikuru Asakura (mixed martial artist) in round two. They met in Japan at the RIZIN Japan event this September. Mayweather will next face Deji Olatunji (KSI’s younger sister and a fighter who was knocked out in the fifth round of an amateur fight back in 2018.).

The result of Mayweather’s latest fight combined with the news that he would be facing Deji next prompted Paul to take a social media shot at the 50-0 boxer for continuing to taint his legacy with sideshow performances.

” Floyd Mayweather has been ruining his legacy by fighting unknown men, wasting fans’ money and wasting their time,” Paul stated 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’ll fight you. And you know that’s one of the biggest fights to make in boxing. You weigh 175, I weight 165. We can do that, just make some $100 millions .”


When Mayweather retired in 2017 following a 10th-round TKO win over former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor, he promised his professional career was over.

Since that time, Mayweather has engaged in numerous exhibition bouts that still get him paid a hefty sum of money without risking his flawless record in the ring. One of those fights came in June 2021 against Paul’s older brother Logan Paul, who lasted all eight rounds against Mayweather with the match also pulling huge numbers on Showtime pay-per-view.

With a lot more boxing experience than his sibling, Paul believes he would offer a greater challenge to Mayweather and he’ll accept the stipulation for an exhibition rather than a professional bout so long as the fight actually happens.

“I definitely think there’s a fight for us in the future,” Paul said. We’ll find that piece .”

, regardless of whether it’s an exhibition.