Jake Paul has addressed the recent viral clip of him running away from a confrontation with Floyd Mayweather and a team of people.
On his podcast, BS with Jake Paul, the controversial American fighter summed up the situation, saying Mayweather never looked at him or addressed him, but that plenty of his entourage did.
“Floyd was waiting in three different cars with three different groups of goons. We’re walking and all of a sudden out of nowhere, boom, Floyd’s right there [with] nine people in a sort of like straight wall.”
“I’m like ‘this is not good at all.’ I’m outnumbered, I have one security guard, I normally have three … When I see these guys and I look in there eyes, I’m like ‘I’m out.'”
Paul said he was worried about getting jumped as well as having his watch stolen, and many fans have said he made the right decision to dip out of the situation.
He, however, called himself ‘a bitch.’
“I’ve never been caught lacking and I feel like such a b***h. I am a b***h. One to five dudes, let’s f***ing go. Six or more? I’m good. I’m mad pussy right now I’m not even gonna cap.”
Mayweather hasn’t commented on the altercation publicly, but there have been reports that he feels insulted by some past comments from Paul.
The video footage and Paul’s response has started to stir up hype for a fight between the two, but there are more than a few obstacles to prevent that.
For one, Mayweather is firmly on the exhibition circuit, raking in money for workouts all over the globe. There’s been no urgency from him to put his 50-0 professional record back on the line.
Paul would likely insist on a pro rules as he continues to try and capitalise on the seven fights he’s had so far.
The most recent was his first loss, and the American is most likely to pursue a rematch with the victor, Tommy Fury, after being outboxed over eight rounds.