Saturday is set to be a major night in boxing as Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders fight for the world super-middleweight title at AT&T Stadium. However, the biggest fight of the night may have already taken place. A scuffle broke out as Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Logan Paul met for the first time since announcing their boxing exhibition in Miami, Florida.
On Thursday afternoon, Mayweather Jr. and Paul met up for the first press conference to promote their boxing exhibition next month. Leading up to yesterday's event, the two fighters had shared a few jabs via social media, but nothing had crossed the proverbial line. However, things escalated a bit when Paul's younger brother, Jake, confronted Mayweather Jr. As the two crossed paths, the two appeared to share a few words before Jake Paul grabbed Mayweather Jr.'s hat and taunted him.
"Got your hat," Paul yelled.
Paul's antics angered the former boxing titlist and a scuffle ensued. Alongside security, friends of both boxers attempted to separate the two before any serious damage was done.
"I'll kill you," Mayweather Jr. shouted.
Thankfully, neither person was hurt and the press event was able to move forward as previously scheduled. However, breaking up the physical altercation did not stop the verbal sparring. Maywether Jr. opted to address the scuffle later on in the day.
"I don't have to talk about what I'm going to do. The world knows what I'm going to do," Mayweather Jr. said about his upcoming exhibition.
"I'm willing to fight both in the same night."
Jake Paul last fought in Atlanta, Georgia on April 17 while Mayweather Jr. is scheduled to fight Logan Paul on June 6 in Miami, Florida. Provided Mayweather Jr. does what many expect him to do and wins his upcoming fight, there is a possibility he could fight Jake Paul later this year.
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