Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. is unbeaten in his professional boxing career and is widely considered one of the greatest boxers to ever enter the ring. But YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul is challenging the boxing legend’s legacy, calling him “scared” in an attempt to fight him in the ring.
On Sunday afternoon, Paul posted a video on Twitter absolutely ripping Mayweather for participating in a recent exhibition match against unknown boxer Mikuru Asakura in Japan.
Dear Floyd Mayweather, pic.twitter.com/tr1ey22uvJ
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) September 25, 2022
Paul slammed Mayweather for “ruining his legacy” by fighting no-name opponents and said that Mayweather is “scared” to fight him.
Here’s everything Paul had to say:
“Alright, 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. He doesn’t even know the names of the guys he’s fighting … 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. 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 finds a professional fighter, he’s going to get destroyed. It’ll be back 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–k’s going on, guys. Godd—it.”
Time will tell whether or not Paul’s tirade will be enough to get Mayweather to face him.