Why Did Jake Paul Steal Floyd Mayweather’s Hat?

Published 08/28/2021, 10:20 AM EDT


A few months back, the YouTuber turned boxer, Jake Paul, entered a massive brawl with boxing’s biggest ever icon, Floyd Mayweather. The magnitude of this tussle was so big that people had to jump in to separate the duo from each other. Also, the reason this slugfest intensified was that Jake Paul tried to run away after stealing Mayweather’s hat.

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But why did ‘The Problem Child’ do so? And why did Mayweather react viciously over a matter of a hat?

This incident took place after Mayweather finished his press conference with Paul’s elder brother, Logan Paul. ‘TBE’ was all charged up to face ‘The Maverick’ in an exhibition bout. Accordingly, he called for a press conference in order to build some buzz around the contest.

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However, Mayweather’s incident with Jake Paul grabbed more attention than the entire press event. Following the media interaction, ‘The Problem Child’ and Mayweather came face to face with each other backstage and had a verbal back and forth. Amid the argument, the 24-year-old took Mayweather’s hat, said “gotcha hat”, and tried to run away.

As this left Mayweather outraged, he went all out on the young gun, even landing a few powerful blows on Jake Paul. However, the security team kept this fight in check.

As Paul has a powerful urge to face Mayweather in a boxing bout, he looked to catch the attention of ‘TBE’. Given his antics, will he ever secure a fight against Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather?

Will Jake Paul get to face Floyd Mayweather after his ‘gotcha hat’ moment?

As of now, Jake Paul’s track record stands at just 3-0. However, the attention he has gathered is similar to the established world champions.

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He also wants to expand his fanbase by locking horns with Mayweather at least once in his lifetime. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem ‘The Problem Child’ will ever get to face Mayweather as ‘Money’ has a zero interest in fighting professionally.

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Citing that, the only way for Jake Paul to enter a boxing bout with Mayweather is by taking up an exhibition. Hence, it’ll be interesting to see if the pair really ends up inking a deal for an exhibition fight.

Would you like to see Mayweather fight Jake Paul? How well do you remember “Gotcha Hat”?

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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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