Last month, Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul faced off in a pre-fight press conference ahead of their June 6th bout in Miami. However, Jake Paul stole the show when he stole Mayweather's hat, which eventually caused outrage.
Floyd Mayweather went after Paul and wanted to throw down with him right there, with his bodyguards ultimately giving Jake a black eye. Showtime Sports president Stephen Espinoza, who's been around Mayweather for many years, said he's never ever seen Money so angry before a fight, per the Daily Express:
“I have never seen him that angry, not even in the McGregor press tour when it was very personal,” Espinoza said. “It was not arranged or pre-planned by Floyd Mayweather or his team. I think Jake Paul very much had it pre-planned and capitalized in his own unique way – from the tattoo to the merchandise to everything he made out of it.
“From Floyd, I think that in some of the same way that the McGregor press tour changed the perception of that event, it went from being a circus to realizing there’s real animosity there. (The Jake incident) has layered on a little more motivation for both sides.
“Floyd Mayweather felt disrespected. He was very angry. He’s not that good an actor, to be quite honest, to show that level of wrath on command for something he wasn’t really angry about, so very much so it angered him.”
It's clear that Jake Paul really got under Floyd Mayweather's skin with his antics. The veteran boxer even said that day he would fight both of the Paul brothers and knock them out in the same night. Maybe that was also part of the reason that Paul pulled off the prank.
This weekend can't come soon enough.