Jake Paul and Andrew Tate were captured exchanging words at ringside during the undercard of Floyd Mayweather’s fight with YouTuber Deji.
A potential fight between the kickboxer and the YouTuber turned-boxer has been in the pipeline for some time now, and the pair went face-to-face inside a Dubai gym earlier on in the week. Sparking new rumours that a fight could happen in the near future.
Back in 2021, Tate offered Paul an eye-watering sum of $3 million for a sanctioned fight, claiming that Paul needed a ‘reality check’.
Recently, Paul claimed that Tate will not fight him whilst speaking to his brother Logan on the IMPAULSIVE podcast. He said: “I don’t think he gets in the ring with one of us.
“It’s too big of a risk for him. He’s 'alpha male,' right? That’s his whole entire thing.
“And when he loses - he will lose to either one of us he fights - his whole schtick and all the women will be like, 'Yeah!' and his whole schtick goes out the window.”
Tate’s record in his kickboxing career is 43-9, whilst he has also participated in MMA, winning both his bouts.
However, despite the ongoing talks about a potential fight, Tate has heaped praise on Paul for his decision to become a fighter.
He told Mirror Fighting: “Jake seems to be a person who is focused on his boxing career and is making his own money, he isn't scared of getting cancelled from a YouTube channel. He has a genuine career that he's taking seriously.
On the possibility of a return fight, he said: “It's a matter of making sure the deal gets done correctly.
“I'm not going to allow any of these social media clowns to pretend that they're the a-side of negotiations when I'm the most famous man on the planet. They do not deserve more money than me, in fact, it's the opposite. If they don't fight me, they fight bums.”
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