Logan Paul: I Was 'Scared' After Brother Jake Stole Floyd Mayweather's Hat

Rob Goldberg@@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist IVJune 5, 2021

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Logan Paul was afraid for his safety after his brother, Jake Paul, had an altercation with Floyd Mayweather last month.

"Probably the only time I’ve been scared in my adult life is when Jake took Floyd’s hat and I was afraid he was gonna get shot or something," Logan said, per Helena de Bertodano of The Times. "Or I was gonna get shot trying to protect him."

The incident came during a publicity event ahead of Logan's match with Mayweather. Jake stepped in with a face-to-face squabble and eventually took the boxing star's hat.

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Jake Paul snatched Floyd Mayweather's hat after they came face-to-face 😳⁰⁰(via @ShowtimeBoxing)pic.twitter.com/wKGtatIdOC

Mayweather was fuming after the incident:

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Floyd Mayweather was heated after his encounter with Jake Paul. *NSFW*<br><br>(via @ShowtimeBoxing)pic.twitter.com/GoCpkXhpXq

"When a man with the resources that Floyd Mayweather has, says, 'I’m gonna kill that motherf--ker,' that’s a death threat," Logan said. "Security goes up. [People get] Jake and I confused all the time. So if it’s Jake's problem, it’s now my problem too."

Logan told TMZ Sports that both brothers have added security since the incident and now have bodyguards around them "everywhere at all times." 

Stephen Espinoza, Showtime's President of Sports, said Mayweather's anger was genuine. 

"Floyd felt disrespected. He was very angry," Espinoza said, per Daniel Blackham of the Express. "He's not that good an actor, to be quite honest, to show that level of wrath on command for something he wasn't really angry about, so very much so, it angered him."

The problem for Logan Paul is now he has to face Mayweather head-to-head with no bodyguards in the ring during Sunday's exhibition bout.


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