Revisiting the Jake Paul and Zayn Malik Feud, Including Gigi Hadid’s Response

Published 04/16/2021, 6:30 AM EDT


Jake Paul’s fans are well acquainted with his antics outside the fight world, as he never fails to take a dig at his rivals through his Twitter or other social handles. Consequently, Jake Paul has ended up in some serious Twitter interactions with some hotshot celebrities, thus embarrassing himself up in front of the entire world.

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A year back, the YouTuber turned boxer ended up in a feud alongside One Direction elite, Zayn Malik. Paul put out a string of tweets and asserted that at an event, Malik told him to “f**k off.”

“Almost had to clap up zane from 1 direction because he is a little guy and has an attitude and basically told me to f**k off for no reason when I was being nice to him …. Zane ik you’re reading this… stop being angry cause u came home alone to ur big a** hotel room hahaha,” wrote Paul.

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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)

But, Zayn Malik’s lady love, Gigi Hadid, came to the rescue of her man and hit wild shots at ‘The Problem Child’.

She responded to his tweets by writing, “Lol cause he doesn’t care to hang w you and your embarrassing crew of YouTube groupies..? Home alone with his best friends like a respectful king cause he has me, sweetie. Unbothered by your irrelevant ugly a**. Go to bed….”

The then 23-year-old later deleted his tweets and even rolled out an apology tweet. He wrote, “Someone needs to take my phone when I’m drunk because I am a f***ing idiot’.

Is Jake Paul the most notorious celebrity boxer ever?

Paul only has two fights/wins under his pro-boxing resume, but the amount of fame and attention he’s gathered is unparalleled.

 

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In the past, there have been countless bad boys of the sport in the form of ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson, Tommy Hearns, Nigel Benn, and more. But in the modern boxing era, Jake Paul has predominantly established himself as one of the most notorious pugilists.

His trash-talking game is sublime, and his boxing record can speak for itself. However, it’ll be interesting to see if he can maintain his trash-talking and his record as he moves ahead and encounters sturdier opponents.

However, on the back of this exchange, could we see Zayn Malik vs Jake Paul in celebrity boxing bout?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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