Gotcha Hat! Jake Paul Takes Floyd Mayweather’s Hat

Jake Paul
MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - MAY 06: Floyd Mayweather reacts as Jake Paul unties his shoe during a media availability for Mayweather's June 6 fight against Logan Paul, Jake Paul's brother, at Hard Rock Stadium on May 06, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

Jake Paul is up to no good again and he’s now “Gotcha Hat.”

Less than one month before 44-year-old Floyd Mayweather fights Logan Paul in an exhibition match, he ended up in an altercation at a press conference for the event. Who in the world could upset Floyd Mayweather at a press conference? None other than Logan’s little brother, Jake Paul.

Mayweather Calls Paul Brothers “Fake Fighters”

At the event, held on Thursday, Mayweather called Logan and Jake “fake fighters,” causing Jake to confront the 50-0 fighter. Security jumped between the two as Jake approached. As security separated the men, Paul snatched Mayweather’s white hat from his head. In middle-schooler fashion, Jake immediately ran off the stage with it in hand, taunting Mayweather the entire time.

Late Thursday evening Mayweather spoke to The Athletic about the scuffle. He said the event was sparked by what he thought was disrespect from Jake Paul. Mayweather stated: “I don’t want to be disrespected,” he said. “You can’t keep touching me and disrespecting me.”

Mayweather hinted that the hat-steal could’ve been nothing more than prefight hype. “Jake Paul wanted some attention, and he got it. And so did I,” he said.

Gotcha Hat Social Media Trolling & Merchandise

While Mayweather spoke to The Athletic, Paul was busy trolling about the hat-steal on social media. The antics began with an Instagram video showing him getting “Gotcha Hat” tattooed on his lower leg. When this stirred up commotion, Paul took it even further.

Soon thereafter, Jake Paul’s website featured a collection of…what else? “Gotcha Hat” hats. Subscribe to his email newsletter to take 10% off the $25 hat price. Paul also has a sticker, hoodie, coffee mug, and t-shirt bearing the “Gotcha hat” logo.

Fans can purchase the June 6 PPV match between Mayweather and Paul for $49.99.  The event will air on Showtime. The undercard features a light-heavyweight bout between Jean Pascal and Badou Jack and a middleweightfight between Jarrett Hurd and Luis Arias. Chad Johnson, former NFL wide receiver, also makes his boxing debut at the event.

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