“Get the F**k Over It Old Guy”: Jake Paul Slams British Boxing Promoter Frank Warren 

Published 08/13/2021, 10:31 AM EDT


While being respectful is a desirable trait in combat sports, it does not always translate into lucrative paydays. Fighters like Conor McGregor and Colby Covington have always capitalized on this. As a result, they are now some of the biggest names in the promotion because of their ability to generate big pay-per-view events. Jake Paul has now adopted and applied this approach in the boxing world.

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Despite all the backlash, he has achieved a lot more than many seasoned professional boxers in a brief span of a year. Whether this approach is sustainable is yet to be answered. However, it seems to be working for the 24-year-old Ohio native.

In the build-up to a bitter rivalry between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury, the YouTube star took a low dig at the Englishman’s girlfriend, Molly Mae Hague.

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He shared a screenshot of a conversation with her on social media and called out Fury. This has now beefed up the animosity between both fighters. Even boxing promoter Frank Warren recently reacted to this by calling Paul’s antics “disgusting” and “unacceptable“.

However, ‘The Problem Child’ is not one to hold back. He reacted to Frank Warren’s comment in a recent interview-

This is the fight game, man. If you want good sportsmanship, go watch the Olympics. Everyone can shake hands and grab butts and be nice to each other. But, I could give a s**t about what he thinks or about my comments. Get the f**k over it old guy“.

Tommy Fury vs Jake Paul would be a fair matchup

Jake Paul takes pride in how far he has come since his start in pro-boxing. However, his fame in the sport does not translate into an impressive record. Despite three straight wins by knockouts, boxing purists have not yet seen enough. So far, he has fought a fellow YouTuber, an NBA athlete, and a retired wrestling specialist. Therefore, Paul needs to face an actual professional boxer with a similar record to cement his legitimacy in the sport.

Following his brother Tyson Fury‘s footsteps, Tommy Fury is currently an undefeated light-heavyweight. He has 6 wins in the bag, 4 of which were secured by knockouts. While Paul has criticized him for facing opponents with more losses than wins, Fury has acknowledged this as a way for him to learn along the way. However, he broke this trend by facing Scott Gordon (2-0-0) in June.

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Tommy Fury is all set to face Jake Paul’s sparring partner, Anthony Taylor, on the undercard of Paul vs Woodley on August 30. If Fury can get past Taylor and if Paul can defeat Woodley, this could be the fight to make. It seems like a fair matchup, given that both are just starting out in professional boxing.

This would give Paul an opportunity to clear his record by facing an actual boxer. It would also make sense for Tommy Fury, as defeating Jake Paul would definitely elevate his status in the boxing community.

Do you think Jake Paul is ready to face a pro-boxer?

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Sanjit Misra

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Sanjit Misra is a boxing author at EssentiallySports. Sanjit fused this passion for writing with his love for jabs, hooks, weaves, and uppercuts and entered the realm of boxing journalism. The elegance, the science, the techniques, and the finesse of hand-to-hand combat was what initially drew him into the world of boxing.

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