Jake Paul and Floyd Mayweather’s Relationship: How a Fanboy Turned into a Rival

Published 05/14/2021, 7:30 PM EDT


A few days ago, Jake Paul and Floyd Mayweather broke into the news headlines when they went all out against each other backstage.

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After a press conference, the pair came face to face and attacked each other with verbal jabs. However, the matter escalated when ‘The Problem Child’ tried to run away after stealing Money’s hat.

The duo entered a fierce brawl with each other, and everyone saw an altogether different version of Floyd Mayweather. But things between the pair weren’t the same earlier.

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In fact, the young gun Paul was a hardcore Floyd Mayweather fan, who in the past posted a string of tweets in favor of Mayweather. Prior to Mayweather’s fights around 2012-2013, Paul put out several tweets in support of his favorite boxer.

Paul was an ardent Mayweather fan. And he once asked ‘Pretty Boy’ to retweet one of his tweets. Randomly tagging ‘TBE’ in one of his tweets, Paul wrote, “Give me that retweet,” 

Moving further ahead of Mayweather’s fight with Canelo Alvarez, ‘The Problem Child’ rolled out a statement, wherein he wrote, “My boy Floyd Mayweather is about to kill it tomorrow. *THERES ONLY ONEEEEE MAYWEATHER*”

After a feud with Mayweather, Paul also shared one of his old videos with ‘TBE’. In this clip, Mayweather assured to offer support to Jake Paul for his boxing fights and he even asserted that he’s Paul’s trainer and manager. However, Paul recently put out this video with the caption, “this didn’t age well

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Will Jake Paul take on Floyd Mayweather in a proficient boxing bout?

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Jake Paul is just 3 fights old in the boxing universe, yet he has amassed wide fame and attention. The YouTuber turned boxer only wants to get bigger and for that, he’ll look to pass any and every hurdle.

That said, a Floyd Mayweather fight will interest him to a great extent, thus helping him in expanding his fanbase.

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Moreover, Jake Paul has definitely got a hang of the boxing ring despite fewer fights on his boxing resume. This will only help him bring in his A-game against his former idol.

Moving ahead, it’ll be exciting to see if ‘The Problem Child’ actually cracks a boxing bout with ‘Pretty Boy’. What do you make of this entire thread of tweets? Do you envision Mayweather and Paul fighting each other this year?

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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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