Fifteen times world champion boxer and one of the greatest ever in the sport, Floyd Mayweather Jr has contacted Tyron Woodley (19–7–1 MMA) and wants to train the UFC star for his upcoming professional boxing debut against Jake Paul (3-0, 3 KOs).
Jake, the 24-year-old social media icon who is undefeated as a professional boxer so far, has finally been confirmed to face Woodley on 28th August this year in a location yet to be determined.
Mayweather wants Woodley to come to Las Vegas for training
Just like his previous fights, the YouTuber is continuing his boxing career against non-boxers and coming off of a 1st round TKO victory over multi promotion MMA champion Ben Askren, “The Problem Child”s next adversary is the former UFC welterweight champion.
While Woodley, on the other hand, is high on confidence by calling the clash the easiest fight of his career and also promises to “rid” Jake Paul from the combat sports fraternity, Mayweather himself wants to bestow his years of sparring knowledge to help Woodley achieve what he aims for.
Mayweather himself is preparing for his upcoming exhibition fight against Jake’s older brother Logan Paul, which is slated to take place on 6th June in Miami. During the pre-fight media conference, “Money” revealed that he wants Woodley to come and train with him in Las Vegas.
“Well, give me Tyron Woodley. I make sure I get in camp and train him for this fight,” said Mayweather on Thursday, “I want Tyron Woodley to come to Las Vegas and work with us.”
Mayweather, who is already on a massive vocal tussle against Logan, has also gotten into a ruckus with Jake in recent times. Back in May, while both were promoting their fights on SHOWTIME, the two got into some verbal feud against each other, which ended as Jake stole Mayweather’s white cap while saying ‘gotcha hat’ and ran away.
Mayweather has repeatedly expressed that he can take both Logan and Jake on the same night, its no wonder that seeing Woodley locking horns against “The Problem Child” will push the 50-0 boxing legend to help the mixed martial artist give Jake his lesson in the ring.
While he wants to train Woodley to face Jake, Mayweather recently admitted that he himself has no plans for Logan, as the 44-year-old believes he will have complete control over the outcome of the fight.
“No strategy, I just have to show up,” Mayweather spoke to Barstool a couple of weeks ago, “If I want it to go one round, it’ll go one round. If I want it to go two, [it’ll go] two. It’s all up to me.”