Jake Paul Ridicules Floyd Mayweather – ‘This Guy is Money Hungry’

Published 02/06/2021, 8:22 AM EST
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul celebrates 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)


YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul has hit out at Floyd Mayweather yet again. The controversial internet sensation did not hold back when talking about the legendary boxer’s call out, even accusing him of being money hungry.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 06: Floyd Mayweather listens at a press conference ahead of his upcoming fight with Andre Berto at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on August 6, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Paul has been in the headlines ever since his victory over Nate Robinson. He has now moved from calling out Conor McGregor to verbally battling Mayweather. He has now responded to Mayweather’s callout to him and rapper 50 cent.

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Speaking to TMZ on YouTube, Paul said Mayweather’s call out surprised him. ‘Money Mayweather’ is supposed to fight Jake Paul’s brother, Logan Paul, in an exhibition fight. Jake Paul even addressed that fight.

He said Mayweather hasn’t even fought his brother but is already calling them out. However, he said a fight against the legendary boxer is possible. “We’ll see how that fight [against Logan Paul] goes, and yeah, I could totally see a Jake Paul vs. Floyd match-up, you know, a year from now. That’s totally, totally possible,” said Paul.

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Jake Paul calls Floyd Mayweather ‘Money Hungry’

The controversial internet sensation didn’t stop there. He admitted Mayweather would be a tougher fight than Conor McGregor, whom he has been calling out for a while now. However, ‘The Problem Child’ insisted that the 50-0 fighter would not scare him in the ring. He then questioned his intentions for wanting the fights.

Paul said, “It just seems like this guy is money hungry. It seems like he hasn’t paid his taxes or some sh*t, and he just wants to fight everyone. He’s almost fifty-years-old, and this guy is calling out people half his age.”

MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 29: Jake Paul during the weigh-in for Miami Fight Night on January 29, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Paul will fight AnEsonGib in a match at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami on January 30. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)

Hardcore boxing fans will share this view with Paul. As a legendary boxer, Floyd Mayweather doesn’t have to entertain such call-outs, let alone give call-outs of his own. It will only make fans and critics question his intentions. 

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Either way, if the two are to fight each other, it would happen in 2022 at the earliest. However, stranger things have happened in the sport in recent times. 

What do you make of this video from Jake Paul? Do you think Floyd Mayweather should have called out Jake Paul?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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