Rising Heavyweight Prospect Suggests Julius Francis to “Call Jake Paul Out” for a Potential Exhibition Bout

Published 06/20/2022, 2:07 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)

Other than theories concerning Tyson Fury’s return to professional boxing, currently one of the most discussed topics in the UK is heavyweight-boxer-turned-bouncer Julius Francis knocking out an aggressive customer at BOXPARK, Wembley. The customer in question ran into an altercation with someone and seemed aggressive enough to start a fight. Eventually, while vacating the scene after a couple of throws and pushes, he walked up to Francis, a former British boxer with 48 professional fights.

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At this provocation, Francis hit the customer with a vicious right hand to the former’s open chin. And as soon as the punch connected, the customer was knocked out cold. This unfortunate incident has led to a debate. While many have shown appreciation for what Francis did, others criticized the bouncer on duty.

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Generally, different individuals have offered different reactions concerning the matter. Recently, Boxing King Media, interviewed rising heavyweight prospect, Nathan Gorman. Gorman had something interesting and equally bizarre to add.

Use the limelight while it’s still there: Face Jake Paul in a callout fight

Julius Francis is no ordinary security guard. During his active career in pro boxing, he squared off with the likes of John Ruiz, Scott Welch, Vitali Klitschko, and ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson. He retired in 2006 and is now 57 years old. Boxing King Media asked Gorman for his opinion about the incident at BOXPARK, Wembley. The following is what he said:

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“At the end of the day, he only defended himself and unfortunately for the other fellow, it had to be a former British and Commonwealth champion. So, it was just one crack. It was a good punch mate; he slept him.”

“If I was him now, I’d just get back in the gym and do a few exhibitions. Call jake paul out, you know,” he added.

Looks like Nathan Gorman wants Julius Francis to use this limelight while it’s still there and involve ‘The Problem Child’. However, for some, the idea of taking advantage of controversy to stage an exhibition fight is just as bizarre as the unfortunate event at BOXPARK, Wembley.

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What do you think about the incident at Wembley? Do you agree with what heavyweight prospect Nathan Gorman has to say? And would you entertain an exhibition featuring Francis and ‘The Problem Child’? Let us know in the comments below.

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Samrat Sardar

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Samrat Sardar is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports and is currently a final year undergraduate student of English literature. A passionate content creator, he has been writing since his high school days, and possesses work experience as a commercial writer for companies such as WordsKraft among others. Samrat believes he fell in love with boxing the day he watched Vasiliy Lomachenko share the ring with Guillermo Rigondeaux.

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