Floyd Mayweather’s furious response to the infamous Jake Paul incident was a rare loss of composure, according to members of the boxing legend’s inner circle.
The social media star sparked a wild brawl by ripping a baseball cap off Mayweather, who had been attending a media event for his exhibition bout against Logan Paul this Sunday, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Mayweather had clashed angrily with Jake Paul, amid a wild scuffle with security, and the former world champion then vented his rage in front of the watching media.
“He was really p***ed. I haven’t seen him that p***ed for quite some time,” Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions, told Sky Sports.
“It was the disrespect of snatching his hat.”
Stephen Espinoza, Showtime’s president of sports and event programming, had accompanied Mayweather during the fiery build-up to the Conor McGregor fight.