Jake Paul Says Mayweather “Doesn’t Want To Risk His Record” By Fighting Him

By: Sean Crose Give Jake Paul this - he knows how to go off with the mouth. Indeed, Paul may have knocked Conor McGregor off the throne for king of the combat sport bigmouths. He may not be as finessed as the Irish UFC star in his verbal attacks, but Paul gets clicks by making outrageously bold statements that gather attention. The social media influencer turned novelty boxing star is now claiming that Floyd Mayweather doesn't want to fight him because the 50-0 great "doesn't want to hurt this record." This while Mayweather is presumably preparing to face Paul's older brother, Logan, in a June pay per view event. "I don't want to do exhibitions," Paul told the Sun. "and I think that's the difference between Floyd and I and even my brother and I." The younger Paul, who is now 3-0, has never fought another professional boxer. Still, he's trying to come across as a serious fighter with the media. "I want legitimate pro fights that are sanctioned, I want to build my pro record," he says. "I don't think Floyd would actually fight me outside of an exhibition as he doesn't want to risk his record." ATLANTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 17: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for Triller) Like a man who knows exactly how to present himself to the public, Paul even goes on to suggest that he, not Mayweather would be calling the shots should serious talk of a fight between the two emerge. "Maybe if we can come to some kind of agreement around that, I'd fight Floyd," he told the Sun, "but I'm not doing like the circus, exhibition shit." One might suggest that Paul first fight some individuals who are essentially on his level before trying to take on the best boxer of his generation, but that's not Paul's style. Everything for the Ohio native seems to be over the top. Which, frankly, suits Mayweather fine, for the man relishes over the top scenarios himself. Of course, the now 44 year old great seemed truly put off last week when Paul stole the hat off the top of his head during a press conference. The act, which proved that Paul is willing to go so far as to upstage his own brother (the incident went down at a press event for Logan's fight with Mayweather) in order to promote himself, led to Mayweather and his team attacking and chasing Paul around Hard Rock Stadium. For the record, Paul didn't look to eager to fight Mayweather at that particular moment. Perhaps, however, things will change over time. The post Jake Paul Says Mayweather “Doesn’t Want To Risk His Record” By Fighting Him appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Jake Paul Says Mayweather “Doesn’t Want To Risk His Record” By Fighting Him

By: Sean Crose

Give Jake Paul this - he knows how to go off with the mouth. Indeed, Paul may have knocked Conor McGregor off the throne for king of the combat sport bigmouths. He may not be as finessed as the Irish UFC star in his verbal attacks, but Paul gets clicks by making outrageously bold statements that gather attention. The social media influencer turned novelty boxing star is now claiming that Floyd Mayweather doesn't want to fight him because the 50-0 great "doesn't want to hurt this record." This while Mayweather is presumably preparing to face Paul's older brother, Logan, in a June pay per view event.

"I don't want to do exhibitions," Paul told the Sun. "and I think that's the difference between Floyd and I and even my brother and I." The younger Paul, who is now 3-0, has never fought another professional boxer. Still, he's trying to come across as a serious fighter with the media. "I want legitimate pro fights that are sanctioned, I want to build my pro record," he says. "I don't think Floyd would actually fight me outside of an exhibition as he doesn't want to risk his record."

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 17: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for Triller)

Like a man who knows exactly how to present himself to the public, Paul even goes on to suggest that he, not Mayweather would be calling the shots should serious talk of a fight between the two emerge. "Maybe if we can come to some kind of agreement around that, I'd fight Floyd," he told the Sun, "but I'm not doing like the circus, exhibition shit." One might suggest that Paul first fight some individuals who are essentially on his level before trying to take on the best boxer of his generation, but that's not Paul's style. Everything for the Ohio native seems to be over the top. Which, frankly, suits Mayweather fine, for the man relishes over the top scenarios himself.

Of course, the now 44 year old great seemed truly put off last week when Paul stole the hat off the top of his head during a press conference. The act, which proved that Paul is willing to go so far as to upstage his own brother (the incident went down at a press event for Logan's fight with Mayweather) in order to promote himself, led to Mayweather and his team attacking and chasing Paul around Hard Rock Stadium. For the record, Paul didn't look to eager to fight Mayweather at that particular moment. Perhaps, however, things will change over time.

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David Benavidez Doesn’t Like The Chances Of Caleb Plant Against Canelo Alvarez: “I Think Canelo Beats Him Easier Than He Did Billy Joe Saunders”

By: Hans Themistode David Benavidez wasn’t entirely surprised that Canelo Alvarez defeated Billy Joe Saunders, but nevertheless, he was still impressed. The two faced off in a super middleweight unification bout this past weekend at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.  In front of over 73,000 screaming fans, Saunders gave Alvarez a competitive bout before the Mexican star landed a devastating right uppercut that completely shattered the right orbital bone of his man.  With Alvarez adding the WBO title previously held by Saunders to his WBC, WBA and Ring Magazine belts to his collection, he’s only one title away from becoming the first undisputed super middleweight champion in boxing history. In order to do so, Alvarez will be tasked with handing IBF titlist Caleb Plant the first defeat of his career, something Benavidez believes he’ll get done with relative ease.  “I think Canelo beats him easier than he did Billy Joe Saunders," said Benavidez during an interview with Fight Hub TV. "I think he’ll stop Caleb Plant with a body shot, I really feel like Caleb Plant doesn’t take body shots too well and Canelo throws amazing body shots.”  At the moment, Plant is hoping that he’ll receive the opportunity to make everyone, including Benavidez, eat their words. The 28-year-old dominated his latest opponent in long-faded former champion, Caleb Truax this past January. Following the win, Plant didn't eschew from the possibility of facing Alvarez. Despite the belief in himself, Benavidez simply isn't buying his chances.  While the Mexican star may crave a showdown with Plant more than anyone else in the boxing world, the IBF belt holder is currently under the banner of Premier Boxing Champions. Alvarez, on the other hand, while a promotional free agent, has stated on numerous occasions that he would like nothing more than to continue his business relationship with promoter Eddie Hearn. Those relationship ties could lead to long, drawn-out contract negotiations. With that said, Benavidez is firmly under the belief that their showdown makes too much sense for it to not happen next.  “I think so, I think it makes sense on both sides. Caleb Plant is what? 29 years old? He’s probably in his prime right now and he doesn't have any bigger opportunity than that. What else does he want? Fighting Canelo is the biggest opportunity anybody ever gets. It has to be made, I’m sure it’s going to be in September.” The post David Benavidez Doesn’t Like The Chances Of Caleb Plant Against Canelo Alvarez: “I Think Canelo Beats Him Easier Than He Did Billy Joe Saunders” appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

David Benavidez Doesn’t Like The Chances Of Caleb Plant Against Canelo Alvarez: “I Think Canelo Beats Him Easier Than He Did Billy Joe Saunders”

By: Hans Themistode

David Benavidez wasn’t entirely surprised that Canelo Alvarez defeated Billy Joe Saunders, but nevertheless, he was still impressed. The two faced off in a super middleweight unification bout this past weekend at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas. 

In front of over 73,000 screaming fans, Saunders gave Alvarez a competitive bout before the Mexican star landed a devastating right uppercut that completely shattered the right orbital bone of his man. 

With Alvarez adding the WBO title previously held by Saunders to his WBC, WBA and Ring Magazine belts to his collection, he’s only one title away from becoming the first undisputed super middleweight champion in boxing history. In order to do so, Alvarez will be tasked with handing IBF titlist Caleb Plant the first defeat of his career, something Benavidez believes he’ll get done with relative ease. 

“I think Canelo beats him easier than he did Billy Joe Saunders," said Benavidez during an interview with Fight Hub TV. "I think he’ll stop Caleb Plant with a body shot, I really feel like Caleb Plant doesn’t take body shots too well and Canelo throws amazing body shots.” 

At the moment, Plant is hoping that he’ll receive the opportunity to make everyone, including Benavidez, eat their words. The 28-year-old dominated his latest opponent in long-faded former champion, Caleb Truax this past January. Following the win, Plant didn't eschew from the possibility of facing Alvarez. Despite the belief in himself, Benavidez simply isn't buying his chances. 

While the Mexican star may crave a showdown with Plant more than anyone else in the boxing world, the IBF belt holder is currently under the banner of Premier Boxing Champions. Alvarez, on the other hand, while a promotional free agent, has stated on numerous occasions that he would like nothing more than to continue his business relationship with promoter Eddie Hearn. Those relationship ties could lead to long, drawn-out contract negotiations. With that said, Benavidez is firmly under the belief that their showdown makes too much sense for it to not happen next. 

“I think so, I think it makes sense on both sides. Caleb Plant is what? 29 years old? He’s probably in his prime right now and he doesn't have any bigger opportunity than that. What else does he want? Fighting Canelo is the biggest opportunity anybody ever gets. It has to be made, I’m sure it’s going to be in September.”

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