Paul (5-0) responded to Mayweather’s comments about the quality of his opposition by challenging the boxing legend.
Paul retaliated against Mayweather for his habit of fighting in exhibitions. As recently as last Sunday, he knocked out Mikuru Asakura in the second round of the main event of Super RIZIN in Saitama, Japan.
“All right, ladies and gentlemen, picture this: It’s 2022. Floyd Mayweather is ruining his legacy fighting no-name guys, wasting his fans’ money, wasting his fans’ time,” Paul said.
“He doesn’t even know the names of the guys he’s fighting, and then he chooses to fight Comedy Shorts Gamer, influencer, to make some money to pay his tax bills. Floyd Mayweather telling Jake Paul that you will only fight Jake Paul if he comes down to his weight, 140 pounds or something. I can’t believe what’s going on in the world. I can’t believe this is real.”
“Floyd, I will fight you, and you know that’s one of the biggest fights to make in boxing,” Paul continued.
“I weigh 175, you weigh 165. We can get that done, make a couple $100 million. But what will your excuse be? You didn’t care what my brother weighed, so why do you care what I weigh? Oh, because you know – you know what’s going to happen. I want to say, ‘I’ve got your 0.’ I don’t want to just say, ‘I’ve got your hat.’ I got your 0.
“But you’re going to find a way to dance around this. You’ve said, ‘Oh, once he fights a professional fighter, he’s going to get destroyed. It’ll be bad for him.’ Why not let that be you – the best ever? There’s only one Mayweather, but he’s scared to fight Jake Paul. It’s 2022. I can’t believe what the f*ck’s going on, guys. Goddammit.”
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