Paul and Mayweather had an infamous brawl at the media day for his brother Logan’s exhibition bout with the legendary 50-0 boxing star, and apparently the rivalry almost got more intense
Jake Paul has claimed Floyd Mayweather was trying to have him killed after their altercation at a media event in Miami over the summer.
Paul and Mayweather had a violent altercation at the press launch for the boxing legend’s exhibition bout with his older brother Logan after the YouTube star stole his hat.
Mayweather attacked Paul after he grabbed at the 50-0 former world champion’s hat and coined his now infamous ‘gotcha hat’ catchphrase.
And Paul says that it was unplanned, with Mayweather legitimately getting angry enough to want to hurt the younger Paul brother at the Hard Rock Stadium.
“My brother and I come in and we’re like the young trolls who don’t give a f***,” Paul explained during an appearance on the Full Send podcast.
“And we’re like genuinely making this old guy look really stupid and we legitimately hurt his feelings.
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“That’s what happened, that’s why he was so angry – we hurt his feelings, his hair was all f***ed up and we were just making him look stupid in general.
“And no one’s ever really gone there and really hurt his feelings.”
And Paul has said that he genuinely feared for his life, as members of his team with inside knowledge of Mayweather’s operation told him that he was looking to have him killed.
Mayweather was heard saying “I’ll kill that motherf***er” in footage from the event, and even punched the YouTuber as security held him down.
“He was trying to get me killed behind the scenes for sure,” Paul continued. “He was calling like the gangsters cause we were in Miami here at the time.
“He was, like, calling the street people because my security is tapped into street people.
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“And they were like, ‘Yo, you guys gotta be f***ing careful, he’s trying to do something.'”
The Paul brothers upped their security detail after the fact, with Logan Paul saying that they chose not to press charges for the incident.
“Floyd’s threatened to kill my brother,” Logan told TMZ Sports at the time. “So we’re taking security precautions. [We have security] everywhere at all times, it’s more than usual.
“When you have a guy with the resources and the wealth that Floyd Mayweather has, and the connection and the network.
“And he’s saying s** like ‘I’m going to kill that motherf***r’, you go ‘Kill? Death? You’re gonna kill my brother over a f**king hat?
“Yeah, we take that s*** seriously man!”
Logan ultimately ended up going the eight-round distance with Mayweather in their exhibition, which reportedly drew over a million pay-per-view buys.
And Jake has continued his professional career, beating Tyron Woodley in his latest outing last month in Cleveland, Ohio.
He is now eyeing up a bout with Tommy Fury, which Mirror Fighting sources say is being discussed with a December date in mind.
Paul and Fury had a testy altercation of their own after their respective fights in Cleveland, and are both signed to Showtime Boxing in the United States.