Promoter Slams Mairis Briedis for Getting a Tattoo of Jake Paul

Published 01/13/2022, 1:21 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


Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn slammed Mairis Briedis. The IBF cruiserweight champion of the world thought it would be a good idea to call out Jake Paul. However, the method he used to call ‘The Problem Child’ out was very bizarre. Briedis made a tattoo with Jake Paul’s name on it.

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Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn shared his reaction to the tattoo during an interview with IFL TV on YouTube. “And Briedis is walking around like an, I mean, what is Briedis doing? Briedis is embarrassing. Like Briedis is getting tattoos of Jake Paul on his leg and calling him out to fight. What is he doing?”

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“He’s got a unification there against Lawrence Okolie. I know he’s got a mandatory. I mean, the guy is embarrassing. Great fighter, by the way, brilliant fighter,” Hearn said.

Mairis Briedis is an exceptional boxer with a formidable record. ‘The Latvian Punisher’, who boasts of an impressive 28-1-0 record in the ring, suffered his only defeat to Oleksandr Usyk.

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Hearn himself admitted Briedis is a great fighter. “A world champion Cruiserweight calling out Jake Paul and getting a tattoo saying something like Karma Jake.”

“I mean, whether the tattoo is real or not, what? And I like Mairis Briedis. He’s a brilliant fighter, but mate, come on, get real, go fight Lawrence Okolie.” Hearn said.

Mairis Briedis will first look to make his mandatory title defense before anything. Jake Paul, on the other hand, is actively searching for his next opponent.

Jake Paul has plenty of options on his table for his next fight

Following his stunning round 6 KO of former UFC champion Tyron Woodley, Jake Paul has been on the search for his next opponent. From a Twitter row with Dana White to fight UFC fighters to training in MMA for a potential debut, Jake Paul has all the cards in his hand and the world is just waiting for him to reveal his hand.

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After the latest call out from a world champion, Paul has a lot to think about regarding his next opponent. What do you think Jake Paul should do next? Should he make his MMA debut or continue boxing?

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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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