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Floyd Mayweather gets green light to fight Jake Paul which has ‘potential to be bigger’ than $100m exhibition with Logan

FLOYD MAYWEATHER has been given the green light for a grudge match with Jake Paul.

The boxing legend exhibition with the YouTuber’s older brother Logan last June.

Floyd Mayweather and Jake Paul were involved in a heated exchange last May
The pair came to blows after Paul stole Mayweather’s hat
Showtime president Stephen Espinoza is willing to do everything in his power to make the fight

And broadcasting powerhouse Showtime – who have partnered up with Jake for his last three fights – are willing to stump up the cash to make the exhibition bout happen.

When asked if he’d be interested in making the fight, Showtime President told MMA Fighting: “Absolutely [we’d be interested].

“If that’s something that Floyd becomes interested in, and he’s got room in his very busy schedule of exhibitions worldwide to do that.

“I think that has tremendous potential.

“Maybe even the potential to be bigger than Floyd and Logan, given what Jake has done as a professional boxer in the meantime.”

Espinoza won’t hesitate to try to make the fight should Mayweather communicate an interest in fighting Jake.

He said: “Look, I firmly believe — as much as I wish this were not true — we’re not going to see or at least I’m not going to see another fighter like Floyd Mayweather in my lifetime.

“He’s truly a once a generation.


“I mean. the combination of his marketing ability and his skill set and everything that came along with him is just once in a lifetime type of fighter.

“Whenever he has a business endeavour and he picks up the phone and says ‘Hey, are you interested?,’ ninety-nine per cent of the time our answer is yes.”

Jake. 25, stretched his perfect record to a 6-0 last weekend with a decision victory over UFC great Anderson Silva.

And he’s confident he’d get the better of Mayweather if the former five-weight world champ were to end his professional retirement.

He said: “It would be interesting, still, to actually fight Floyd, though, in an actual professional bout.

“First of all, that’s still a big fight and still a massive, massive draw.

“And if it was an actual pro match, I think people would be super, super interested.”

He added: “He fought my brother and Logan was weighing 190lbs.

“I could get to 175lbs and Floyd could weigh 165lb and a commission would approve that.

“I just know that I would win. i would love to take his O. And it would be a massive fight as far as pay-per-views are concerned.”

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