Jake Paul has demanded that Floyd Mayweather put his 50-0 professional record on the line in a sanctioned bout if the pair are to fight.
The YouTube star is 3-0 as a professional with 3 knockouts, and is banned from his brother’s exhibition bout with boxing legend Mayweather next month after an incident at the pair’s fight launch press conference.
Paul, 24, has been angling for his own fight with Mayweather, 44, which has been reciprocated on social media and at the press conference multiple times.
However, Paul has one big demand that differs from the agreement that his brother has ahead of the June 6th showdown – he wants to do it in a full professional bout.
“I don’t want to do exhibitions,” He told The Sun. “I think that’s the difference between Floyd and I and even my brother and I.
“I want legitimate pro fights that are sanctioned, I want to build my pro record, and I don’t think Floyd would actually fight me outside of an exhibition as he doesn’t want to risk his record.
“Maybe if we can come to some kind of agreement around that, I’d fight Floyd. But I’m not doing like the circus, exhibition s***.”
It is expected that Mayweather will face Logan Paul with larger gloves on, in a bout which Paul has claimed will take place over eight 3-minute rounds.
It won’t count towards Paul’s 0-1 record, nor Mayweather’s 50-0, due to the fact that it is an exhibition fight.
But his brother wouldn’t accept those stipulations, saying that he wants to be the man to finally put a loss on Mayweather’s record – a feat Canelo Alvarez, Oscar De La Hoya, Conor McGregor and Manny Pacquiao could not accomplish.
Mayweather retired for the final time in August 2017 after a tenth round TKO win over UFC star Conor McGregor, and has frequently stated that he is not coming back to the ring for sanctioned bouts despite two high-profile exhibition bouts with Tenshin Nasukawa and now Logan Paul.
The boxing legend has been criticised for participating in these exhibitions, with many fans believing the gross mismatches are harmful for the integrity of the sport.
Meanwhile, Jake Paul has been loudly been building his record, following up his sole amateur win over YouTube star Deji Olatunji with pro victories over YouTuber Ali ‘AnEsonGib’ Al-Fakkri, NBA star Nate Robinson and MMA legend Ben Askren.
Paul has yet to reach the judges’ scorecards in his career, he won his only amateur fight in the fifth round and has since picked up two first round stoppages and a devastating knockout of Robinson in round 2.