VIDEO: Floyd Mayweather Once Claimed He Was Managing and Training Jake Paul

Published 06/05/2021, 5:30 AM EDT
TOKYO, JAPAN – NOVEMBER 05: Floyd Mayweather Jr. attends the press conference to announce the match on December 31 at Roppongi Hills club on November 5, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)


Last month, Floyd Mayweather and Jake Paul abruptly broke into the news headlines when they entered a fierce brawl with each other. The pair came face-to-face backstage after a press conference and had a heated confrontation. But the actual brawl ignited when Paul snatched Mayweather’s hat and tried to run. This left Mayweather fuming over the YouTuber turned boxer, and as a result, he attacked Paul.

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Several security guards had to jump in to separate the two. This whole incident has poured cold water on Jake Paul’s relationship with Floyd Mayweather, which at once quite cordial.

In fact, a few years back, Mayweather even announced that he was training and managing Jake Paul. In a video alongside ‘The Problem Child’, Mayweather said, “I’m his manager, I’m his trainer. When it comes to the fight game, support him, follow him. Money, Mayweather, he’s a part of ‘The Money Team.”

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Back then, Paul was calling out fellow YouTuber KSI for a boxing bout. And he astonishingly roped in ‘Pretty Boy’ to endorse him.

Despite these announcements, Mayweather never really trained the Ohio native for any of his fights. Yet, the bond between the two never deteriorated. But as things progressed, the 24-year-old’s elder brother, Logan Paul, got lined up to face ‘TBE’. Hence, the young gun also wanted to secure this fight.

That said, he tried every weapon from his bag to get onto Mayweather‘s nerves. And it’s fair to say that he succeeded.

Jake Paul vs Floyd Mayweather – Where will this feud between the two end?

Just 3 fights old in the boxing world, Jake Paul is hungry to lock horns with the best combat sports fighters of the modern era. That said, he wishes to go all out against Floyd Mayweather too, as it’ll prove to be a career-defining fight for him.

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However, he will have to put those plans on hold now as he is set to box against Tyron Woodley in August.

Watch this story – Floyd Mayweather’s Intense Training Routine For Logan Paul Fight

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With that, it’ll be interesting to see how things fall in place for Paul and Mayweather in the coming few months. Would you be interested in watching a fight between the two?

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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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