FLOYD MAYWEATHER has revealed his terms for a sensational “real fight” with Jake Paul.
The boxing legend in June 2021 was taken the distance by Paul’s brother Logan in their eight-round exhibition.
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But the YouTuber-turned boxer ruled out facing Mayweather himself unless it was a sanctioned bout on their records.
That would cause a sticking point with Paul last fighting at 190lb whereas his Hall of Fame rival was 150lb.
Mayweather, 45, is open to putting his historic 50-0 record on the line against self-proclaimed “Problem Child”.
But he warned Paul, 25, would have to come down to his weight, which means losing a near-impossible THREE STONE.
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Mayweather told TMZ Sports: “I think he was doing a sit down on a podcast one time and he talked about it and he said, ‘I don’t wanna do an exhibition against Floyd Mayweather.’
“He said, ‘I want to put on real fights.’ And of course, I can’t get up high in weight, but I’ll fight him in a real fight, at the weight that I’m at.
“But, Jake Paul, as of right now for what he’s doing, it’s good for what he’s doing. But once he fights an actual real fighter, it’s going to be bad.
“But one thing I do like about him, he’s selling it and making good money, he’s entertaining. I like it.”
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Mayweather has not boxed professionally since 2017, when he beat UFC superstar Conor McGregor, 34, in ten rounds.
He has since had three exhibitions, with featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, 24, Paul’s brother Logan, 27, and ex-sparring partner Don Moore.
Mayweather returns over the weekend in Japan against MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura, 30.
Meanwhile Paul faces UFC legend Anderson Silva, 47, in his comeback fight on October 29 in Arizona.
Silva has a 4-1 record in the ring and will be the American’s first opponent with prior boxing experience.
So far he has beaten online rival AnEsonGib, ex-NBA player Nate Robinson, 38, and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, 38.
He also has a points win and knockout over ex-UFC champion Tyron Woodley, 40, most recently in December.
Mayweather has warned Paul to carry on facing opposition from the internet and MMA world opposed to seasoned boxers.
He said: “As long as he continues to fight MMA guys and YouTubers, he’s going to continue to look good and to shine.
“But once he fights a real fighter, a real fighter that can really fight, it’s not going to be good. It’s not going to be that good.”