“I Was Jealous” – Jake Paul Reveals His First Reaction to Logan Paul Fighting Floyd Mayweather

Published 04/12/2021, 10:00 AM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul celebrates with his brother, Logan, after defeating AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)


Jake Paul wasn’t quite happy about his brother Logan Paul stepping up to fight Floyd Mayweather. ‘The Problem Child’ has claimed that he was jealous of his own brother and desired to trash-talk regarding the event.

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However, things have changed, and Jake Paul appears to be a fan of his brother’s stance now. The YouTuber connected with True Geordie and opened up about his opinion over the matchup. Starting from his first reaction to now, Paul has been through several changes in opinion and he revealed it all for the fans.

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“At first, I was sort of like whoa are you serious? And I wanted to talk s*** about it. I think I was jealous maybe of Logan getting a massive fight. And my first initial reaction was, ‘ah, this shouldn’t happen’ and then I sort of realized like, no this is monumental and no matter what, Logan wins,” said Jake Paul.

As of now, ‘The Problem Child’ believes Logan Paul is in a win-win situation, irrespective of the result. Coming off from an Internet career, the YouTube star is on the brink of fighting an undefeated five-division champion. This will work wonders for his name in the boxing world.

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)

He added, “The outcome of the fight doesn’t matter, Logan wins in that situation. I think it took me a second to realize that and realize where he was coming from and taking that fight. And it just shows the power of the platform that we both have created.”

Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather- A look into the fight

Floyd Mayweather announced the fight via social media and billed February 20 as the official date and Tokyo Dome in Japan as the official venue. However, it didn’t materialize, and there’s still no new date aligned.

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Although the fight is not off-charts, there are reports that Mayweather’s lack of interest has caused a derailment, but Logan Paul is undergoing an active fight camp. So, the fight community is waiting for a call from Mayweather’s end and is hoping that the bout will receive a lifeline and go ahead.

Do you think Logan Paul will have the slightest chance of winning against Floyd Mayweather?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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