New Low: World Champion Boxer Gets a Tattoo of Jake Paul for Bizarre Reason

Published 01/11/2022, 12:49 AM EST
Dec 18, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Jake Paul celebrates after defeating Tyron Woodley at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


Mairis Briedis, the first Latvian boxer to hold a major world boxing title, has hit a new low. The three-time cruiserweight world champion got himself a tattoo for the sole purpose of calling out Jake Paul. Briedis uploaded a video on his Instagram page to let Paul and the world know that he has laid the gauntlet.

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In the video, Briedis made his way to a tattoo studio with ‘The Problem Child’s song ‘Fresh Outta London’ playing in the background. He showed the fans a picture of Paul’s tattoo which said ‘Karma’ followed by a photo of his tattoo which reads, ‘Jake’s bad karma’.

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“Today we make some crazy things. Let’s go and see what’s happening, Jake,” Briedis said in the video.

Briedis showed the process of getting the tattoo made in the rest of the video. As he showed off his brand new ink, he said, “Hey, Jake, I got something for you. Jake, now is your turn.”

Who is Mairis Briedis?

Mairis Briedis is one of the best active fighters in the cruiserweight division. The IBF world champion boasts of an impressive 28-1-0 record.

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Briedis has offered Paul a world title shot in the past, with one condition- if ‘The Problem Child’ loses, he has to retire from the sport.

Is Jake Paul fighting Mairis Briedis?

At the time of writing this article, Paul has not responded to Briedis’ challenge. As ‘The Latvian Punisher’ has proved to be a problem for experienced vets in the division, Paul should not be a problem for him. However, Paul is not fighting Briedis as he has his eyes set on making a debut in the MMA world.

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Although Briedis is a formidable boxer, he will not be able to generate as much hype as some of the opponents Paul has lined up. Furthermore, it would behoove Jake Paul to fight other professional boxers first before trading blows with a world champion.

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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