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Jake Paul downplays chance of bout with Floyd Mayweather – USA TODAY

Jake Paul, who will battle former UFC champion Tyron Woodley Aug. 29, this week posted on Instagram a “Hit Listing’’ of potential opponents that included one curious omission: Floyd Mayweather Jr. 
And why is Mayweather not on the checklist? 
“That’s a great query,’’ Paul informed USA TODAY Sports activities. “He, I feel realized with combating my brother, that we’re to not be messed with. He stated he would solely battle me if I minimize all the way down to 154 kilos, which is bodily unattainable. And he don’t need that smoke, man.’’ 
Paul, the social media influencer who’s 3-0 as an expert boxer, didn’t rule out a battle with Mayweather however made it clear he gained’t be chasing the Corridor of Famer who fought Jake Paul’s brother, Logan, June 6 in an exhibition.  
“If it’s going to occur, it’s going to occur,’’ Jake Paul stated. “However proper now my focus is doing actual, skilled fights. I’m not attempting to do any exhibitions. So if he needs to do an actual professional battle at an actual weight, I’m down. However I don’t need to do cash fights with an previous man.  
“He wants me greater than I want him.’’ 

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