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Floyd Mayweather and Jake Paul tale of the tape: How boxing legend and YouTube rival compare after ugly brawl

FLOYD MAYWEATHER is embroiled in a war with Jake Paul after the YouTuber caused mayhem at a press event involving older brother Logan.

Mayweather is due to fight Logan in an exhibition bout at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium on June 6.

The pair got a first look at each other at a pre-fight press conference – but all the talk afterwards centred on younger sibling Jake.

The prankster shouted at the 50-0 star “you wanna make it two in one night” to which a fired-up Money replied “yes”.

A scuffle then broke out, during which Jake stole Mayweather’s cap.

It now looks likely Mayweather will at some point fight the younger of the Paul brothers – but how would they match up?

Floyd Mayweather

Mayweather closed the curtain on his professional career in 2017 after beating former UFC champion Conor McGregor in ten rounds.

He retired with a perfect 50-0 record and won world titles in five different weight classes while selling 29MILLION pay-per-view buys in total.

Mayweather has maintained he will not risk his health and perfect 50-0 record against the current crop of top prospects or champions.

But he has opened the door to spectacle fights against celebrities and UFC stars, starting with Logan Paul.

It will be the first time he has fought anyone of Logan’s inexperience and social media status.

He did wipe out featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in a 2018 exhibition in Tokyo, Japan, adding £7m to his fortune.

Mayweather claims to have earned $1billion during his career and did top Forbes rich list of the decade in 2019.

Jake is another candidate to help boost the American all-time great’s bank account while creating unforeseen fanfare across two sections of supporters.

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Floyd Mayweather in his last fight against Tenshin Nasukawa

Jake Paul

The viral vlogger turned professional in 2020 and has recorded three knockout wins from as many fights.

He started by beating fellow YouTuber ‘AnEsonGib’, then ex-NBA player Nate Robinson and most recently former UFC welterweight Ben Askren.

Despite Jake accelerating through the novice stages of his career, he has already called out UFC legend Conor McGregor.

And now he fancies a crack at boxing royalty Mayweather.

Jake, like his older brother Logan, has a farcical skill and experience disparity compared to Mayweather.

But he does have a THREE STONE weight and five inch height advantage.

Jake is also coached by J’Leon Love – a former protege of Mayweather’s who will have a special insight on his former mentor.

And while the 24-year-old may have little to offer in terms of pulling off an upset, he does have a huge online presence, with 20MILLION subscribers.

He is also backed by the Triller app and billionaire businessman Ryan Kavanaugh, who will have the cash to front for Mayweather.

Jake Paul, left, pictured with big brother Logan

 

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