Andrew Tate 'turned down' the chance to face 'hero' Floyd Mayweather, makes huge knockout claim
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Andrew Tate has claimed he previously turned down the chance to face boxing legend Floyd Mayweather.
Controversial influencer and former kickboxer Tate is known for living a lavish lifestyle while spreading divisive social beliefs online.
It's seen him banned from a number of social media platforms including Instagram and Facebook, in addition to TikTok,
The last few months have seen Tate rise in prominence, with many interested in seeing him fight once again.
In an interview with Rob Moore, Tate discussed a number of individuals he's considered stepping into a ring with. One name mentioned was Mayweather, who is regarded as one of the best boxers of his generation.
'Money' retired from official competition in 2017 with a perfect 5-0 record. Since then, he's returned to action in a string of exhibition bouts, with the next set to be against YouTuber Deji on November 13.
Tate said he wouldn't fight Mayweather before going on to claim he'd been offered that fight previously.
"He is one of my heroes so I couldn’t bring myself to do it," the 35-year-old said. "He’s retired and he’s small and I’m a lot bigger than him. I wouldn’t get knocked out, I’d be totally fine."
Tate went one step further in his praise, calling Mayweather a personal 'hero' of his after a stellar career. Mayweather's managed to accumulate a net worth of $450 million thanks to a number of business ventures outside the ring.
He continued: "I love his story. I love his confidence. I love how he self-hypnotizes. Every single word out of his mouth is self-hypnosis. I love how he hypnotizes his opponents. His style. Everyone says he’s boring, he is not boring. If you appreciate defense he is the best there’s ever been.
"I have very few heroes in the world and he’s one of them."
Tate has been embroiled in an online feud with Logan and Jake Paul since his rise to fame.
Jake has previously claimed Tate is 'too scared' to fight him, while Logan has furiously hit back at claims he takes steroids.
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Topics: Floyd Mayweather