Jake Paul says Katie Taylor’s response to his $2million offer to fight Amanda Serrano is proof she is ‘scared’.
Paul recently revealed he would give the undisputed lightweight world champion a multi-million dollar purse to rematch Serrano.
However, the Most Valuable Promotions frontman called for the groundbreaking sports star to move down two weights and repeat her Madison Square Garden record-breaking bout at featherweight.
Making an offer of a sequel he told the DAZN boxing show: “We have $2million for Katie Taylor to come down to 126lb. Katie Taylor, why don’t you come down to 126lb and go against Amanda Serrano in that weight? She came up to fight you. Come down to 126lb, see if you’re really the pound-for-pound best.”
Speaking to Matchroom’s podcast soon after the Irish Icon laughed off the offer and labeled the offer ‘nonsense’. Not only did the two-weight world champion suggest it was crazy to expect her to get down to 126lbs, but she also points out, that as the champion who won the first fight she shouldn’t have to consider any weight compromises.
“I don’t think I’ve heard of that in boxing, where the champion actually wins and the opponent says ‘we only want a rematch at a lower weight division. It is real nonsense to be quite honest. I don’t know if he is playing games or it’s naivety from him, but obviously, any rematch is going to be at 135 pounds. I’m the champion and if they want to run the fight back that’s the weight division it’s going to be at.”
In response, Paul took to social media to brand her “scared”.
Despite first being open to the idea Team Serrano didn’t entertain an offer to fight in Croke Park in September, electing instead to return to featherweight where the seven-weight world champion has unification aspirations.
An August 6 Madison Square Garden fight was cancelled after the entire card fell through and the Peurto Rican favourite will now take on Sarah Mahfoud on the undercard of Joseph Parker’s clash with Joe Joyce in Manchester.