Business Partner Reveals Floyd Mayweather’s Rift With Jake Paul Was Bigger Than the Conor McGregor Press Conference

Published 06/01/2021, 3:30 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a left at Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


A few weeks ago, Floyd Mayweather entered a vicious brawl with YouTuber turned boxer, Jake Paul. The pair confronted each other backstage at a press conference and confronted traded verbal blows. In between the war of words, Paul tried to snatch Mayweather’s hat and eventually run. That’s when the matter escalated and the security had to jump in.

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This whole incident saw an altogether different version of Floyd Mayweather. Even people associated with Mayweather were astonished to see him fuming this way.

Recently, Mayweather’s longtime friend and business partner, Leonard Ellerbe gave his take on the entire scenario. Speaking to Sky Sports, he said, “He was really p***ed. I haven’t seen him that p***ed for quite some time.

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“It was the disrespect of snatching his hat.

“I have never seen him that angry.

“Not even in the McGregor press tour, when it was very personal.

“It was not arranged or pre-planned by Floyd or his team. I think Jake very much had it pre-planned and capitalized in his own unique way. From the tattoo to the merchandise, to everything he made out of it.”

With Ellerbe’s above comments, it’s clear that they didn’t see the livid Floyd Mayweather coming into a brawl with Jake Paul. Ellerbe even referred to the Conor McGregor press conference tour that took place in 2017. Wherein the Irishman went all guns blazing against Floyd Mayweather.

The UFC hotshot disrespected Mayweather in his own way. Yet, Jake Paul’s hat moment absolutely shook ‘TBE’ from the core, and as a result, he attacked the YouTuber.

Will Floyd Mayweather settle his scores with Jake Paul inside the ring?

Floyd Mayweather is known for hammering his opponents to the pulp. With that, he’s enjoyed a sensational boxing run, and went out of the game undefeated.

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And since ‘The Problem Child’ has touched Mayweather’s nerves in every possible way, the latter would only like to settle this feud inside the squared circle.

Jake Paul has himself asserted his wish to fight Mayweather. And ‘Pretty Boy’ offering him a fight will be like a dream come true for the young gun.

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It’ll be interesting to see if the duo actually go all out against each other in the boxing ring.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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