Floyd Mayweather has been in contact with former UFC champion Tyron Woodley and offered to train him in the build-up to his August fight with Jake Paul.
Mayweather, who has his own boxing bout against Jake's brother Logan this weekend, explained he had invited Woodley to his gym in Las Vegas to help coach him - and the MMA fighter confirmed he is 100% interested.
Jake Paul has built a 3-0 (3 KOs) pro boxing record but most outsiders believe the 39-year-old Woodley will be his toughest test to date. Woodley, a former UFC welterweight champ, may be past his prime but he's shown far greater stand-up ability than Paul's last opponent, Ben Askren.
And now, Woodley has the expertise of Mayweather to call on throughout his training camp.
"Give me Tyron Woodley. I will make sure I get in camp and train him for this fight," said Mayweather, per Boxing Scene.
"I want Tyron Woodley to come to Las Vegas and work with us."
Woodley later confirmed that he'd received a text message from Mayweather and the two had had a follow-up conversion. Naturally, he was extremely interested in picking the brains of one of the greatest pound-for-pound boxers ever as he looks to hone his skills.
"[Mayweather] just texted me, let's do it," Woodley said. "I just talked to him today so for sure, why would I not train with the greatest boxer of all time?
"He's already my dog and we've been talking about training anyway, so for sure. I'm definitely going to take him up on that."
Mayweather has his own reasons for wanting to see Jake Paul defeated outside of any friendship with Woodley. Floyd and 'The Problem Child' became engaged in a wild brawl at a May event designed to promote Mayweather vs Logan Paul.
Jake snatched Mayweather's hat but ended up with a black eye and damaged lip as a melee erupted between the pair and their camps.
Mayweather's fight with Logan Paul on Saturday is officially an eight-round exhibition contest, although there will be no headgear and both participants will wear 12-ounce gloves. Logan, who has an 0-1 pro boxing record compared to Floyd's 50-0, will be fined $100,000 for every pound he weighs in over the 190lb limit.
Jake Paul vs Woodley on the other hand will be a licensed pro boxing bout with the two engaging in heated confrontation to hype their 28 August clash.
At least Woodley can apparently pick the brains of one of the best boxers ever to have lived before he takes his first step into the pro boxing ring.
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