Floyd Mayweather admits to being impressed Jake Paulthe ability to win fights and promote big events…but the 50-0 legend says don’t overdo it because a legitimate boxer would beat up the problem child.
Floyd joined Babcock “TMZ Sports” TV show. (airs weekly on FS1) earlier this week … and dissects Jake’s impact on the sport and his skills in the ring.
“Jake Paul, right now, for what he’s doing, he’s good for what he’s doing,” Floyd told us. “But once he fights a real real fighter, it’s going to be bad.”
“But one thing I like about him, he sells it. He makes good money. He is funny. I like.”
Granted, Jake is only 25 years old and has only been training for a few years. Still, he’s 5-0 with 4 KOs … and beat the future UFC Hall of Famer Tyrone Woodley twice.
In fact, Paul told us before its ultimate goal is to box Canelo Alvarez … and Jake believes he can win.
Jake Paul wants to fight Canelo Alvarez in 2024
“I’m going to get screwed by Canelo,” Floyd said.
Mayweather continued… “No way. He will be destroyed. Because of what he’s doing, as long as they continue to attract YouTubers and continue to put him up there with MMA guys who are kind of off the hill, he’s going to continue to shine. So, I’m proud of him. I’m not really upset.”
Of course, Floyd not exactly the best buds with Canelo or Jake. Mayweather comfortably defeated Alvarez in 2013 … the star boxer’s first career loss (it was Saul’s 44th fight).
As for Floyd and Jake…remember JP grabbed Floyd’s hat at a media event in Miami promoting Money’s June 2021 fight with Logan Paul.
In fact, Floyd-Jake is a fight fans have been clamoring for since the incident in South Florida. The problem is that there is a big difference in size between men. The 5’8″ Mayweather spent most of his career fighting around 150 lbs. Paul is 6’1″ and fights around 185 lbs.
But Floyd says he doesn’t care about the weight difference … and would fight Jake despite the significant difference in physical height.
“I think [Jake] was on a podcast once and he talked about [a fight with me],” Floyd said. “He said, ‘I don’t want to do a demonstration against Floyd Mayweather. He said, “I only do real fights.” And of course, I can’t make heavy weight, but I’ll fight him in a real fight at the weight I have.”
Speaking of Floyd’s fight with Logan … Mayweather affected the charges committed by L.P. where he claimed that he she was never paid from FM for the exhibition boxing match.
We also asked Mayweather about Canelo’s final fight and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin trilogy … which Money may have missed because he was flying around the world in his private jet.