Jake Paul opens door to fighting Floyd Mayweather but YouTuber says legend 'doesn't want to risk his record' against him
JAKE PAUL has opened the door to fighting Floyd Mayweather but said the boxing legend 'doesn't want to risk his record' against him.
Mayweather faces Jake's older brother Logan on June 6 in Miami, but in an exhibition bout not counting on their professional records.
All hell broke loose when the Paul brothers came face-to-face with the sport's richest star of all time to promote the pay-per-view spectacle.
But it was Jake who sparked a mass melee after he stole Mayweather's hat, with Logan also involved in the ugly scenes.
Speaking just days before the sensational brawl, Jake, 24, who is 3-0, confirmed his interest in fighting 50-0 Mayweather, 44, after Logan, 26.
But he demanded it be a professional contest with their unbeaten records on the line.
Jake told SunSport: "I don't want to do exhibitions and I think that's the difference between Floyd and I and even my brother and I.
"I want legitimate pro fights that are sanctioned, I want to build my pro record.
"I don't think Floyd would actually fight me outside of an exhibition as he doesn't want to risk his record.
"Maybe if we can come to some kind of agreement around that, I'd fight Floyd. But I'm not doing like the circus, exhibition s***."
Despite Jake's warning, he was at the centre of attention as Mayweather furiously chased after him having seen his cap nabbed.
The YouTuber claimed a member of Mayweather's security punched him in the face but he was still all smiles afterwards.
So much so that he even had a brand new tattoo inked on his leg which read 'gotcha hat' with a cap underneath.
An irate Mayweather failed to see the funny side of the clash and was captured backstage yelling: "I'll kill you mother f***er. You crazy?
"I don't know who the f*** you think you're playing with. I don't play no motherf***ing games. I'll f*** you up."
But not everyone was so convinced, as ex-UFC champion Conor McGregor, 32, called Mayweather 'embarrassing'.
And he even insisted the American great should THANK Jake for helping boost the potential PPV buys for his exhibition with Logan.
McGregor, 32, who was beaten by Mayweather in 2017, posted on Instagram: "What the f*** is Floyd at?
"The kid curled up, didn’t fight back once, and Floyd is still running around acting the tough guy.
"The kid actually just pulled this shambles of a situation Floyd is in out of the drain for him. He should thank him. It’s embarrassing!
"Pro to pro it’s embarrassing. He will not scratch 10m for this fight and he knows it. It was cancelled once already.
"The world is watching this on Twitter. He’d fight a half decent pro and command 20m upwards, yet its this s***.
"Whatever way you spin this, it’s sad. Fight someone for real, on your record, or f*** off mate. Slap head."
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