Mayweather Addresses Jake Paul Altercation

Update 05/07/2021 9:10am:

Floyd Mayweather sat down with Barstool Sports’ Caleb Pressley to speak about his heated altercation with Jake Paul after the YouTuber snatched the hat off of Floyd’s head while he was giving an interview.

Mayweather started out telling Pressley, “Today I had a small problem. A little problem.” He then added, “Kid wanted to test the waters and try me out.” In the teaser of the interview, set to drop on Sunday (May 9), Mayweather simply stated that he and Paul “did what they did” during the altercation.

Update 05/06/2021 10:46pm:

Jake Paul took to social media following the altercation between him and Floyd Mayweather to issue a statement. While it appeared that Jake was apologizing for his actions, it was quickly revealed it was yet another troll moment.

Original 05/06/2021 7:09pm:

Jake Paul immediately took to social media after footage of his scuffle with Floyd Mayweather went viral. Following the physical altercation, due to Paul snatching Mayweather’s hat, the Youtuber-turned-boxer appeared with a bruised eye, and his shirt stretched and ripped.

However, he still found the humor in taking Mayweather’s hat. In an Instagram Story post, Paul appeared with his wounds and laughed while saying, “Got your f****** hat.”

Before the incident took place, Jake Paul made a TikTok post predicting he would snatch Mayweather’s hat and tweeted that everything “went as planned” after the fight broke out. He also explained why he took the boxing legend’s hat and how he got the black eye.

“I stole his hat because he steals peoples money with boring fights,” he wrote. “Honestly have had 3 easy fights as a pro so been itching for some real action 1 of Floyd’s 30 bodyguards got a clean shot on me in the eye RESPECT!!”

Jake Paul tweeted that Mayweather is allegedly “sending goons” after him as a result of the public prank.

“Word on the street already is that Floyd is sending goons after me to try and kill me or hurt me,” Paul tweeted. “If I die…….I died for the hat.


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