Floyd Mayweather Won't Fight Logan And Jake Paul Simultaneously, Promoter Confirms
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Floyd Mayweather's promoter has confirmed that the boxer will not be fighting Logan and Jake Paul at the same time, as entertaining as that would no doubt be. Watch the younger brother nick Mayweather's hat here:
Mayweather is due to fight older brother Logan on 6 June, but during a spicy promotion event on Thursday (6 May), he said he could take both of the 'fake fighters'.
"I'm willing to fight both on the same night," he said.
Asked whether this could ever conceivably happen, Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe backed his man to win such a brawl, but said fans will have to make due with just the one opponent next month.
Speaking to TMZ Sports, he said: "Realistically, he could [fight both brothers], but no ... from a business standpoint, no."
He continued: "[Mayweather] and Logan are gonna have a great exhibition on 6 June and the whole world will be entertained."
Mayweather's rivalry with the younger YouTuber has blown up over the last few days since he stole the 50-0 boxing legend's hat.
Ellerbe said the 24-year-old was lucky not to have been 'stomped out' in the subsequent tussle, with Mayweather branding Jake's behaviour disrespectful.
He snapped, Floyd don't play them type games. Jake was playing and evidently staged it but he's really really lucky he didn't get stomped out. Thank god Floyd's security handled it and nobody got hurt! https://t.co/5qEgNGEKHE
- Leonard Ellerbe (@LEllerbe) May 8, 2021
The 44-year-old said: "It's one thing to sell a fight, and people can say what they want, but one thing no one is going to do, is disrespect me."
Jake has since escalated the beef, changing his name on Twitter to 'Gotcha Hat'.
And if that wasn't enough, he's even launched some merchandise off the back of it, with a variety of 'gotcha hat' hoodies, t-shirts and, of course, hats up for sale.
So perhaps Mayweather will be coming for the younger brother next - just not on the same night.
MMA fighter Connor McGregor wouldn't want to see it though, branding his shenanigans with the Paul brothers 'embarrassing'.
In a post to his Instagram account, the former UFC champion said: "The kid curled up, didn't fight back once, and Floyd is still running around acting the tough guy.
"The kid actually just pulled this shambles of a situation Floyd is in out of the drain for him. He should thank him.
"It's embarrassing! Pro to pro it's embarrassing.
"He will not scratch 10m for this fight and he knows it. It was cancelled once already. The world is watching this on Twitter. He'd fight a half decent pro and command 20m upwards, yet it's this s***.
"Whatever way you spin this, it's sad. Fight someone for real, on your record, or f*** off mate. Slap head!"