Floyd Mayweather Jr. appeared to message Logan Paul ahead of their fight on June 6.
Mayweather posted a photo on his Instagram showing himself between the ropes with bloody gloves and headgear. He urged his nearly 26 million Instagram followers to tune in to the fight.
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The pre-fight hype became real earlier this month when Jake Paul stole Mayweather’s hat at the pre-fight press conference. Mayweather coach Denis Doughlin said Betway Insider On Monday, the undefeated boxer stepped up his training since the incident.
“I think Floyd thought taking his hat off was disrespectful and it looks like it started a fire under him because of what I saw at the gym,” Doughlin said. “I was very impressed. I think it had to do with the Paul brothers who made him leave.
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“Floyd is one of the best in the world – but I didn’t think he was going to train hard for it. But now they pushed him to go now, so he brings him up. seen today from Floyd was very impressive. “
Doughlin said he was taking the fight with Paul as serious as it needed to be.
“Floyd had to be the best in the world and he’s retired. So while he doesn’t take this fight with Logan Paul as seriously as a real fight with Errol Spence for example, he takes it as seriously as he does. “It takes it for what this fight is. – which is for a little crazy and disrespectful kid, who doesn’t understand the trade of boxing,” Doughlin added.
“Floyd is going to teach him that boxing is an art. It doesn’t matter if you are taller than me, or stronger than me because I have boxing skills. Floyd is one of the best technicians in the sport and I think that Floyd takes this seriously. “
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The exhibition bout is scheduled to take place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.