FLOYD MAYWEATHER has revealed his terms for a sensational “real fight” with Jake Paul.
The boxing legend in June 2021 was taken the distance by Paul’s brother Logan in their eight-round exhibition.
Floyd Mayweather revealed his terms for a sensational fight with Jake Paul
Jake Paul does not want to do an exhibition with Floyd Mayweather
But the YouTuber-turned boxer ruled out facing Mayweather himself unless it was a sanctioned bout on their records.
That would cause a sticking point with Paul last fighting at 190lb whereas his Hall of Fame rival was 150lb.
Mayweather, 45, is open to putting his historic 50-0 record on the line against self-proclaimed “Problem Child”.
But he warned Paul, 25, would have to come down to his weight, which means losing a near-impossible THREE STONE.
Mayweather told TMZ Sports: “I think he was doing a sit down on a podcast one time and he talked about it and he said, ‘I don’t wanna do an exhibition against Floyd Mayweather.’
“He said, ‘I want to put on real fights.’ And of course, I can’t get up high in weight, but I’ll fight him in a real fight, at the weight that I’m at.
“But, Jake Paul, as of right now for what he’s doing, it’s good for what he’s doing. But once he fights an actual real fighter, it’s going to be bad.
“But one thing I do like about him, he’s selling it and making good money, he’s entertaining. I like it.”
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Mayweather has not boxed professionally since 2017, when he beat UFC superstar Conor McGregor, 34, in ten rounds.
He has since had three exhibitions, with featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, 24, Paul’s brother Logan, 27, and ex-sparring partner Don Moore.
Mayweather returns over the weekend in Japan against MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura, 30.
Meanwhile Paul faces UFC legend Anderson Silva, 47, in his comeback fight on October 29 in Arizona.
Silva has a 4-1 record in the ring and will be the American’s first opponent with prior boxing experience.
So far he has beaten online rival AnEsonGib, ex-NBA player Nate Robinson, 38, and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, 38.
He also has a points win and knockout over ex-UFC champion Tyron Woodley, 40, most recently in December.
Mayweather has warned Paul to carry on facing opposition from the internet and MMA world opposed to seasoned boxers.
He said: “As long as he continues to fight MMA guys and YouTubers, he’s going to continue to look good and to shine.
“But once he fights a real fighter, a real fighter that can really fight, it’s not going to be good. It’s not going to be that good.”
Floyd Mayweather clashed with Jake Paul before his exhibition with brother Logan
Frequently Asked Questions
How can you learn to box punch?
A punching bag is used for practicing boxing punches. The bag is used to practice boxing punches until you feel confident. Then, move to the next area. Once you feel at ease with one area you will move on.
What are some of the benefits of learning how to box
Here are some reasons to learn boxing:
- It increases confidence. Being able to box will help you face bullies and other bullies.
- It improves your physical and mental health. Boxing is good for building muscle mass. Muscle mass makes you stronger.
- It teaches self defense skills. You learn how fight and how to protect yourself.
- It develops your mental toughness. You need mental toughness to face difficult situations.
- You will feel proud of yourself. Once you have mastered a technique, you will feel like a true boxer.
- It’s fun! Nothing is more fun than being punched in a stomach.
- It’s cheap. You only need a pair boxing gloves and punching bag.
- It doesn’t take up much space
How much weight should you lift while working out?
For strength improvement, weight lifting is an essential part of your fitness routine. When lifting weights, there are some guidelines that you should follow. Do not push yourself too hard. Aim to lift heavierweights every other days. Third, repeat each exercise eight times. Fourth, between sets, take 2 minutes to rest. Fifth, complete all exercises using no momentum. The last tip is to focus on form over speed.
- You want to be running at roughly 75-80% of your top speed..5 mile slow, easy recovery jog at the end.X Research source 2Mix in long runs, shadow boxing, and short sprints on non-interval days. (wikihow.com)
- It is just like normal sparring with a partner, but you want to throw punches at 75% of your normal speed. (wikihow.com)
Here are the Basic Skills of Boxing
How to box effectively
Boxing is a popular sport. It is made up of two competitors who aim to knock the head off each other. Each country has its own rules. There are three types generally of boxing: Amateur (Professional) and Olympic (Olympic).
Amateur boxing may be done at school, college, and university. This boxing style includes sparring sessions without protection, using padded gloves. Amateur boxing matches usually consist of three rounds lasting five minutes each. There are many different styles of amateur boxing including Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Taekwondo, Karate, Judo, Wrestling and others.
Boxing professionals are usually trained in clubs, gyms, or stadiums. They use protective equipment, such as mouthpieces, nose guards, shin protectors, elbow pads knee pads, waist belts and groin protectors. Six rounds of professional boxing last four minutes each. There are many types of professional boxing. These include Boxing (MMA), Kickboxing (Mixed Martial Arts), Muay Thai and Taekwondo.
Olympic boxing takes place at the Olympics. Special protective gear must be worn by boxers to ensure compliance with international standards. Each round lasts three minutes and is made up of eight rounds. Only two types of Olympic boxing are available: Light Flyweight or Heavyweight.
The basics of boxing are:
- Punching techniques
- Techniques for protecting yourself
- Move your body
- Spare parts
There are seven kinds of punches: Left Hook, Right Hook, Uppercut, Cross, Straight, Overhand and Underhand. Each punch comes with its own technique. Some punches require more strength than others. For example, an uppercut requires great force. On the other hand, a straight punch requires less power but it is faster than other punches.
There are many combinations that can be used to punch. These are combinations of punches which work together to achieve a goal. A combination may contain several parts. For example, a left hook followed by a right cross will cause damage to the opponent’s jaw.
Boxers protect themselves by protecting their bodies. He does this by using his legs, arms, elbows, hands, knees and feet.
Boxers must use their legs to defend themselves against kicks. When he’s hit, he raises his right leg and runs away from the attacker. To avoid being kicked in the side, he bends down if the attacker attacks from the front. If the attack is from the side, he will bend his knees to avoid being kicked on the side.
Elbow strikes are very effective because they inflict much pain. An elbow strike can be delivered either directly or indirectly. Directly means that you hit your opponent with your forearm while indirectly means that you hit him with another part of your arm.
Boxers use their hands as a shield against incoming punches. They raise their fists high above their heads and point them in the direction of an attack. They then make contact with their attacker’s fist.
When receiving a blow to the stomach, abdomen or chest, a boxer should bend his knees to absorb the impact. Knee strikes can be used to defend yourself.
When attacked, a boxer should step back and deliver counter-attacks. This will help him gain distance from his opponent. In addition, when delivering a counter-attack, a boxer should keep his balance.
To box effectively, a boxer must establish a stance. How he defends his self will depend on how he stances. It determines his position and the direction he will face. There are many stances available to boxers. Here are the most commonly used ones:
- Low stance
- High stance
- Southpaw stance
- Western stance
Boxers must maneuver around their opponent to win fights. This includes changing speed, position and rhythm.
When a boxer throws a punch, he rotates in order to increase the reach of his arm. Depending on what punch is being thrown, the speed of rotation varies.
The timing of each punch will determine the effectiveness and efficiency of a combination. A combination that works well starts with strong punches and ends with weak ones is a winning combination.
Sparring is an exercise session to improve boxing skills. Sparring is a training session that helps a boxer train his mind and body. The purpose of sparring is, in short, to learn how fight and not get hurt.
In conclusion, learning to box requires dedication and patience. To become a better boxer, you must train hard and for a long time.