Jake Paul Mocks Gervonta Davis’ Height: “You’re Not Tall Enough to Ride the Rides”

Published 08/15/2021, 2:01 AM EDT


Jake Paul doesn’t appear to have limited himself regarding potential call-outs. He has dismissed any restrictions of the current weight classes. Walking somewhere around 190 lbs, ‘The Problem Child’ has eyed the lightweight boxer, Gervonta Davis, as one of his future opponents. However, as the three-weight champion lashed back, it ignited a verbal feud between both the American fighters.

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A few hours back, Jake Paul posted a picture on social media, revealing a potential hit-list of his opponents. Surprisingly, the list had umpteen big names from the boxing and UFC rosters, including Canelo Alvarez, the Diaz brothers, Conor McGregor, and Gervonta Davis.

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Meanwhile, Davis responded to the post on Twitter and urged ‘The Problem Child’ to keep him away from all the drama. But that didn’t sit well with Paul. Hence, the 24-year-old advanced the feud by mocking Davis’ height.

Jake Paul wrote, “you’re just mad you’re not tall enough to ride the rides at the amusement park.”

25-0 as a boxer with 24 KOs on board, Gervonta Davis has captured world titles at 130 lbs, 135 lbs, and 140 lbs. Hence, he is way ahead of Jake Paul at this stage and doesn’t look to compete in non-title bouts. Furthermore, Davis’ reputation as a star will always bring him big names. So a showdown between him and Paul may not occur. But what does the future hold?

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Jake Paul vs Gervonta Davis- Will it happen?

The current situation puts a clear ‘No’ to the answer. Meanwhile, the professional rule-set will demand both men to fall under a similar weight category. As of now, a fight between the two would be an immense mismatch, as they both hail from two distinct divisions. However, an open weight exhibition in the future can bring both contenders against each other.

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 08: Gervonta Davis weighs in for his WBA Super Featherweight Championship fight against Hugo Ruiz (not pictured) at the The Westin Los Angeles Airport hotel on February 8, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

The boxing world has seen several bizarre matchups happen in recent times. One such fight was between Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul, which happened with both men standing at different weights.

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Hence, Davis vs Jake Paul can also come to fruition, but not at this very stage. Do you think it will be a worthy fight for the fans?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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