Jake Paul got into a heated altercation with boxer Floyd Mayweather in Miami on Wednesday night.
After the Heat-Cavs game, Paul took to Instagram to claim that Mayweather and “50 dudes” tried to jump him outside of the Miami-Dade arena.
“So I’m leaving the Miami Heat game and Floyd Mayweather and 50 dudes pull up out of nowhere, out of like some side alley, waiting for me outside the stadium, and they’re like, ‘So what’s up? what’s all that talk now?
Jake Paul says Floyd Mayweather and 50 of his homies jumped out on him after the Miami Heat game but he ran 🏃♂️💨
— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) March 9, 2023
Paul also tweeted about the confrontation with Mayweather.
Floyd if you want to fight 1 on 1 we can do that but don’t try to hop out of 3 cars 25 dudes deep tryna to jump me while I’m tryna enjoy my Wednesday night
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) March 9, 2023
TMZ producer Michael Babcock released a video of the incident that shows Paul running away after Mayweather’s friends began circling around him.
Floyd Mayweather & a group of men (anywhere from 15 to 40 or more) confronted Jake Paul outside the Miami Heat game tonight. After exchanging a few words, Jake booked it. The guys have beef going back to when JP snatched FM's hat at the media event promoting Logan Paul vs. Floyd. pic.twitter.com/IVDcKRI3bY
— michael j. babcock (@mikejbabcock) March 9, 2023
According to TMZ, Mayweather’s people say they randomly bumped into Paul and confronted him over some disrespectful comments.
As for Floyd, sources close to the fighter say he just happened to run into Jake while leaving the basketball game, denying they were lying in wait. We’re told Mayweather believes Jake previously made comments that went beyond the typical trash talk amongst fighters, so he confronted him.
“Jake crossed the line. This wasn’t about grabbing a hat. This was about Jake’s comments to Floyd about Floyd’s deceased family member and other below-the-belt inappropriate behavior,” a source close to Floyd told us.
There’s plenty of history between Jake and Mayweather. Back in 2021, Jake stole Mayweather’s hat at a press conference in Miami which led to a heated exchange.