Jake Paul apparently wants in after Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars on Sunday night.
The founder of the boxing promotion company Most Valuable Promotions, Jake Paul started out his career as a YouTuber before getting into fighting professionally, and he’s offered Smith and Rock $15 million each if they’ll duke it out in the boxing ring.
Knowing Paul’s habit of offering up celebrity matches to anyone with a beef, it didn’t take long after the altercation at the Oscars was aired for comedian Sal Vulcano to tweet, “Over/under on how much Jake Paul is gonna offer Chris Rock and Will Smith for a boxing PPV?”
Most recently, Paul had offered up a match between Pete Davidson and Kanye West to the tune of $30 million each, and a little over an hour after Vulcano’s tweet was posted, Paul quote-retweeted him saying, “I got $15m for Will Smith and $15m for Chris Rock ready to go”
The 25-year-old even proposed a date for the match. “Let’s do it in August on my undercard,” Paul added in his tweet.
Not long after his initial tweet, Paul doubled down on his proposal, tweeting, “Someone get me on the phone with Will Smiths boxing representative asap”
The likelihood of a bout between Will Smith and Chris Rock is unlikely, especially given the fact that Smith issued a public apology to the comedian.
Smith referred to himself as a “work in progress” on the Instagram post, which has nearly 6 million likes (although comments are locked).
“Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive,” Smith said in his post. “My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally.”
“I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.”