Jake Paul stealing Floyd Mayweather's hat has sparked fire and he's training for real fight, reveals sparring partner
FLOYD MAYWEATHER is 'p****d off' and has had a 'fire lit under him' after Jake Paul stole his hat.
That's the opinion of his long-time sparring partner Denis Douglin, who has been left shocked at Mayweather's intense training to fight Jake's brother Logan.
The two Americans will face off in an exhibition on June 6, with many scoffing that one of boxing's best ever is doing rounds with a YouTuber.
But Mayweather is seemingly desperate to put on a show – and has been riled up by Logan's boisterous brother Jake.
The social media star knicked Mayweather's cap shortly after the boxing legend faced off with his elder brother Logan.
A mass brawl ensued and saw a fired-up Mayweather attack the younger Paul brother, who was left with a black eye.
And Mayweather's current mood does not bode well come the first weekend in June according to Douglin.
Speaking via the Betway Insider blog, Douglin said: "I think Floyd thought taking his hat was disrespectful and it looks like it has lit a fire under him from what I saw at the gym.
"I was very impressed. I think that had to do with the Paul brothers p*****g him off.
"Floyd’s one of the greatest in the world – but I didn't think that he was going to train intensely for this. But now they’ve p****d him off now, so he’s turning it up. What I saw today from Floyd was very impressive.
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"I was blown away. I was kinda expecting him to do a cookie cutter workout, shadow box and spar someone really bad just to stay active. That’s what I was expecting.
"But I came into the gym at around midnight and the energy and atmosphere in the gym felt like a real Mayweather fight. Floyd looked great, man – he didn’t miss a beat.
"Still cocky, still having fun, still crafty – it was a real sight to see. Watching him get rounds of sparring, hitting the bag, on the pads – he had great energy. I learned a lot just watching that."
Mayweather's 50-0 unbeaten boxing record will not be on the line when he fights Logan Paul in Miami's Hard Rock Stadium.
But according to Douglin, The Money is determined to make his opponent 'pay' for his brother's actions.
The 33-year-old New Yorker added: "Floyd was to be the best in the world and he retired.
"So while he’s not taking this fight with Logan Paul as seriously as a real fight against Errol Spence for example, he’s taking it as seriously as he needs to for what this fight is – which is for a kid who’s a little bit crazy and disrespectful, who does not understand the craft of boxing.
"Floyd’s going to teach him boxing’s an art. It does not matter if you’re bigger than me, or stronger than me because I have boxing skill.
"Floyd is one of the best technicians in the sport and I feel Floyd is taking that seriously.
"He has a need to show this kid boxing is about skills and not just a fight – it’s a science. 100 percent he’s going to make him pay."
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