Floyd Mayweather claims former pound-for-pound star Andre Ward wants boxing exhibition with Jake Paul

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FLOYD MAYWEATHER said Andre Ward wants a boxing exhibition with Jake Paul.

The pair of unbeaten former pound-for-pound stars were inducted into the Hall of Fame together in New York.

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Floyd Mayweather and Jake Paul clashed in May 2021[/caption]
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And it is there Ward, 38, revealed his apparent desire to fight YouTuber-turned boxer Paul, 25.

Mayweather, 45, said: “I spoke to Andre Ward, you guys seen us talking on stage, you know, at the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

“We was talking on stage. You know, Andre Ward was talking to me.

“And it’s crazy. Andre Ward said he wanted to do, he didn’t mind doing a exhibition against Jake Paul.”

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Ward hung up his gloves at 32-0 in 2017 after consecutive light-heavyweight wins over Sergey Kovalev, now 39.

And he amazingly snubbed offers to fight Tony Bellew, 39, at cruiserweight and heavyweight Anthony Joshua, 32, to stay retired.

Paul meanwhile is 5-0 and makes his return on August 6 at New York’s famed Madison Square Garden.

But up until this point he is yet to fight a recognised boxer, instead facing a YouTube rival, ex-NBA star and two former MMA champions.

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Paul has called out Mayweather in the past, with the American legend continuing to box in exhibitions.

He retired in 2017 after beating UFC icon Conor McGregor, 33, but has had three exhibitions since.

They came against kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, Paul’s brother Logan, 27, and ex-sparring partner Don Moore.

Mayweather recently announced his next fight will be against Japanese MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura, 29, in September.

Floyd Mayweather’s next exhibition will be against Mikuru Asakura in SeptemberGetty

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