Jake Paul offers to have a boxing match between Will Smith and Chris Rock after the 2022 Oscars incident

Jake Paul has offered to set up a boxing match between Will Smith and Chris Rock after the Best Actor winner slapped the comedian at the 2022 Oscars.

Before winning Best Actor for his performance in King RichardSmith stormed the stage at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles to slap Rock, who had joked about fellow American Jada Pinkett Smith’s wife, who is also an actor.

YouTube star Paul, who is 5-0 as a professional boxer, was quick to react to the incident, writing on Twitter: “Someone called me on the phone with the rep of the boxing Will Smiths ASAP.

“I have $15 million for Will Smith and $15 million for Chris Rock ready to go. Let’s do it in August on my undercard.”

Paul also wrote, “No it’s crazy haha,” in response to a tweet that compared his knockout of former UFC champion Tyron Woodley to Smith’s slap of Rock.

In an apparent reference to Pinkett Smith’s shaved head, Rock joked, “Jada, I love you. GI Jane 2I can’t wait to see you.” Pinkett Smith – who announced last year that she had shaved her head after battling alopecia – could be seen in the audience with her husband, rolling her eyes at the joke.

After Rock’s comment, Smith got up and walked to the stage. “Uh oh…” Rock was heard saying. Smith then punched Rock before leaving the stage to return to his seat. “Will Smith just slapped the shit on me,” Rock said, looking visibly shocked at the moment.

Smith was then heard yelling, “Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth,” to which Rock replied, “Wow…man. That was a G.I. Jane joke.”

“Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth,” Smith yells again. “I will…” replied the comedian, who seemed flustered by the interaction. “It was the most beautiful evening in the history of television,” said Rock, before presenting the award for best documentary.

Paul wasn’t the only fighting game personality to react to the incident, with UFC President Dana White tweeting, “FINALLY!!!!! there’s an #Oscars show worth watching. AND @chrisrock has a chin.

Meanwhile, UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou tweeted a meme that featured a photo of Smith slapping Rock under the caption, “Yeah but Ngannou has no wrestli– [wrestling].”