Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul finally squared off against each other in an exhibition boxing match on June 6 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. With a lot of hype surrounding the match, fans were eagerly excited to see who would come out on top. Jake Paul didn’t throw down with Money, but he did get his hat.
For a lot of fans, the boxing match was full of entertainment as both Paul and Mayweather went the distance in the match, which was something many fans did not expect at all. The match was also panned by many for not being a proper boxing match.
Jake Paul and Mayweather are certainly no strangers to each other. Earlier this year, Mayweather was involved in a confrontation with Jake Paul that saw Paul steal Mayweather’s heat. This led to the boxing legend punching Paul in the face and then threatening to kill him.
While speaking with Graham Bensinger, Jake Paul talked about the ‘Gotcha Hat’ incident and how it helped him sell 400K pay-per-view buys for Logan Paul’s boxing match against Floyd Mayweather.
“I think he [Logan Paul] was just caught off-guard, he was scared for me because he didn’t know what happened. He saw me getting jumped by 20 different guys, so as an older brother, he was freaking out and panicking and then I think he realized, ‘oh wow, that just made this fight so much more real’ and the storyline got 10 times better because Floyd’s pissed off, now he wants to kill the Paul brothers and then the next day, news articles come out saying he’s training harder than he was training against McGregor to fight Logan. So now the fight got that much more real. The videos accumulated over a billion dollars in media value for free just because I got punched in the face. And I’m like, ‘yo I just sold you probably like 400,000 more pay-per-view buys so you could thank me later.'”
Jake Paul also accused Floyd Mayweather of trying to squash his popularity. No matter what, Jake Paul will always capitalize on anything that happens to him to generate more hype and revenue for boxing matches and that is unlikely to ever change.
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