Jake Paul Teases a Fight Against Superstar Rapper – ‘Get the F***ing Rat Traps’

Published 05/16/2021, 9:30 AM EDT
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for Triller)


Jake Paul has rapidly become one of the biggest and most controversial topics in the sport of boxing. ‘The Problem Child’ comes under a lot of criticism for many things. And the internet sensation may have just attracted more hate with his latest revelation.

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The undefeated YouTuber turned boxer faces most of his criticism for cherry-picking his opponents. Despite having three professional fights, Paul is yet to face a professional boxer. Moreover, it appears that this will not change anytime soon since ‘The Problem Child’ has teased a bout with a superstar rapper.

MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 29: Jake Paul during the weigh-in for Miami Fight Night on January 29, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Paul will fight AnEsonGib in a match at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami on January 30. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)

The 3-0 boxer took to his Twitter account to share a teaser for his next opponent. In the video, we see Paul sitting in a car when he is approached by his cameraman. The person behind the camera then asks Paul if he would face controversial rapper, Tekashi 6ix9ine.

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Paul then stayed silent for a while, and it appeared as though he would laugh it off. However, the internet sensation then replied with, “Get the f***ing rat traps.” Thus, this comment from the YouTuber hinted he is willing to face the rapper.

In addition, he could not resist a dig at the rapper who gained global attention for co-operating with the authorities to get a shorter prison sentence.

READ MORE: Jake Paul and Floyd Mayweather’s Relationship: How a Fanboy Turned into a Rival

Should Jake Paul fight Tekashi 6ix9ine?

The YouTuber turned professional boxer has been ambitious with his call-outs ever since his first fight. However, he has revealed his desire to fight big-name opponents rather than unknown boxers. So would a fight against 6ix9ine make sense for Jake Paul?

Unfortunately for Paul, if he picks a bout against another opponent with no boxing experience, he will face the wrath of combat sports fans yet again. Several other professional boxers would entertain a fight against him. Thus, if he faces 6ix9ine, fans will accuse him of ducking actual fights.

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Moreover, the internet sensation also revealed he would take a break from the sport. Therefore, if his comeback fight is against a rapper with no prior boxing experience, he will get a lot of hate from boxing fans again.

What do you make of this teaser from Jake Paul? Do you think he should fight 6ix9ine?

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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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