Jake Paul boldly claims Floyd Mayweather doesn't want to fight him and slams boxing legend

Jake Paul claims Floyd Mayweather doesn't want to fight him

Floyd Mayweather Jr and his team never sent any offers to fight Jake Paul after he struggled against his brother Logan Paul in an exhibition bout.  

That's the claim of the American, who is fighting next Sunday against Tyron Woodley, and said Floyd Mayweather and his team 'don't want that smoke'.

Paul, 24, will take on Woodley on August 29 in Cleveland at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, home of the Cleveland Cavaliers

Meanwhile Mayweather Jr said he will 'probably not' fight again after his return to the ring earlier this year ended in an engaging draw with Logan Paul.

The American boxing legend ended three years of inactivity to take on 26-year-old Paul in a lucrative crossover bout - but ruled out competing in any sort of professional capacity. 

'Money' Mayweather, a former five-weight world champion, said he was happy with the draw, and added: "As far as me fighting again, absolutely not. As far as me doing another exhibition, probably not.” 

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When asked if he would consider a fight with Mayweather, Paul told USA TODAY: “That’s a good question.

"He, I think realized with fighting my brother, that we’re not to be messed with.

"He said he would only fight me if I cut down to 154 pounds, which is physically impossible.

"And he don’t want that smoke, man.’’

Paul also took the time to mock Mayweather, and suggested that he would only ever entertain such a fight under full-contact rules. 

“If it’s going to happen, it’s going to happen,’’ he added. “But right now my focus is doing real, professional fights.

"I’m not trying to do any exhibitions. So if he wants to do a real pro fight at a real weight, I’m down.

"But I don’t want to do money fights with an old guy.

“He needs me more than I need him.’’

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