Jake Paul made the headlines recently for running from an altercation with Floyd Mayweather and his team – and promoter Eddie Hearn says he would’ve done the same thing.
Mayweather and some associates confronted Paul in the streets of Miami this week following a basketball game, and Paul made the quick decision to remove himself from the situation.
Many online agreed with his judgement. Hearn – who promoted Paul’s first professional bout – told Eat Sleep Boxing Repeat that he would’ve legged it, too – but that’s because he’s not a fighter.
“I probably would’ve done the same thing. It’s a terrible look for a fighter. No fighter would’ve run away like that in boxing. Because they’re not built like that.
But Jake Paul’s not a fighter – he doesn’t come from that world. So he’s thinking ‘How do I get myself out this situation? Just leg it.’ Unfortunately sometimes you’ve got to just stand your ground and take a pasting, if that’s what’s gonna happen.”
Paul took the opportunity to call ‘Money’ Mayweather out for a fight afterwards via social media, and there’s no doubt it would sell itself.
The boxing legend, though, is currently raking it in on the exhibition circuit and doesn’t seem keen to put his 50-0 record back on the line – something that Paul would likely insist on.
Paul may just have to settle for his rematch with Tommy Fury for now. It’s a bout that many believe he has to win, as two consecutive losses to the novice boxer would spell the end of his dream of a legitimate campaign in the sport.
Reports suggest that the second fight – which will follow the huge financial success of the first – is likely for this summer.