By Jack Kenmare
Featured Image Credit: YouTube/FightHype – Instagram/jakepaul
It will be over for Jake Paul when he gets in the ring with a real fighter.
That’s according to former five division world champion Floyd Mayweather, who says the YouTuber-turned-boxer will have a “problem” if he comes up against Tommy Fury.
Mayweather was speaking in Dubai ahead of Sunday night’s exhibition crossover bout with online personality Deji when he gave his thoughts on Paul.
You can see footage of Mayweather giving his thoughts on Paul below.
Sat next to Fury, who will fight Paul Bamba on the undercard, Mayweather said: “See, a lot of times when you say certain things, you don’t want what you say you want,”
“So Jake Paul’s got problems right here (pointing to Fury). I mean, he’s doing good for what he’s doing.
“Like I said, for what he’s doing. It is what it is, it’s a lot of talk.
“It’s different when you get to the highest level, Roy Jones can attest for that. Claressa [Shields] and so many others fighters.
“Once he gets in there with a real fighter, that can really fight, it’s going to be over for him.
“So he’s got to enjoy it while he can. Is he doing good? Absolutely, for what he’s doing. Guys 50, guys 40, of course.
“Does he want to fight me? Of course, I’m almost 50-years-old, of course he wants to fight me.”
Image credit: YouTube/FightHype
A match-up between Paul and Fury has already been cancelled once, but the beef between both fighters has continued for months.
In fact, during an interview with Global Titans this week, Tommy said he would “jump out at ringside and slap him [Paul] in the face” after his bout with Bamba.
— Global Titans Fight Series (@GlobalTitansFS) November 7, 2022
He added: “I’m not interested who’s there. There could be a million Jake Paul’s sat ringside, my mindset is laser focused on Paul Bamba and getting him out the way. Then I’ll jump out at ringside and slap him in the face,” Fury told Global Titans.
“I’m not interested in all this bullsh*t that people keep saying. I’ve heard it for two years now with Jake Paul this, Jake Paul that. If we’re not in the ring, I don’t give a sh!t. Think about my life, every single day of my life, ‘When are you fighting Jake?’ I’m not interested. I’ll fight him right now, no problem, because there’s no-one on this stage or anyone in the country who is built like us.”
He added: “When you sign to fight us, you’re going to have to kill us. I know it’s early on in my career, but you’re going to see the same characteristics that you see in Tyson in me.
“You have to knock us dead to the floor for us not to get up and people can laugh and take that whatever way they want, but if you come up against the last name Fury, you’re in for a fight.”
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