Frank Warren Blasts Jake Paul for Not Backing Up His Words

Published 04/25/2021, 12:00 PM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul looks on against AnEsonGib during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)


YouTuber turned boxer, Jake Paul, has suddenly become the talk of the sport. ‘The Problem Child’ has received immense criticism for his eccentric behavior and ambitious call-outs. However, promoter Frank Warren has now lashed out at Paul for not backing up his words.

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Paul is fresh off a knockout victory over Ben Askren. Since then, the American has been in search of a new opponent. One name that made the rounds was Tyson Fury’s brother, Tommy Fury. And Fury’s promoter, Warren, has now given his take on the fight.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 26: Tyson Fury looks on as promoter Frank Warren speaks during a press conference on April 26, 2018 at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester, England. Fury is due to make his competitive comeback on June 9. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The promoter spoke to iFL TV and gave his take on the fight. Warren said, “You know what, actions speak louder than words. I know Jake’s got this following, he’s got these, you know, on YouTube and whatever. He’s got all these people following him, and he says all these things and he says all the right things, but you know what, do it!”

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This comment from the Englishman showed his frustration at Paul’s behavior. The YouTuber is famous for hyping up things before there is anything concrete. However, the promoter then added, “We want to make the fight. It’s really easy, he takes 50%, Tommy takes 50%.”

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Why is Frank Warren talking about the potential Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury bout?

These comments from Warren revealed their requirements to seal the bout. However, it is unlikely that Jake Paul will agree to an equal split. Regardless of the negotiations, why is Frank Warren talking about these rumors?

The rivalry between ‘The Problem Child’ and ‘TNT’ started when Paul made a dig at Tyson Fury’s brother. As a result, Tommy Fury retaliated and trolled the YouTuber in a social media video of his own. Since then, the pair have gone back and forth.

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Moreover, like Paul, Fury has a good social media presence thanks to his stint on the UK reality TV show, Love Island. In addition, both compete in the cruiserweight division, and thus, practically the fight makes sense.

However, Jake Paul is targeting UFC fighters, and given Fury’s demand for a 50-50 split, it is unlikely that the two will meet in the ring next. Although, this could be a rivalry for fans to watch out for.

What do you make of these comments from Frank Warren? Do you think he is right about Jake Paul?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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