Eddie Hearn believes YouTuber turned boxer Jake Paul is a ‘big lump’ who is not destined to go ‘very far’ in the Boxing world.
Paul has begun to establish himself in the Boxing scene with famous victories against Ben Askren and former UFC champion Nate Robinson, the latter in which he overcame with a huge second round knockout. His pre-existing Youtube fame, coupled with his recent victories has seen him became a much spoken about figure in the sport.
But while Paul’s natural showmanship and charisma has seen him amongst the boxing headlines, the 25-year-old has frequently expressed his ambition to one day win a world championship. However, Hearn quickly derided his ambitions, stating Paul will not go any further than the stage he is currently at.
“I’m not getting involved in anymore Youtube boxing,” Hearn said to Lad Bible TV. “Jake Paul is not really in YouTube boxing anymore, he is fighting properly.
“Not very far, about as far as he has got," Hearn added when asked as to how far he could go. “But he’s a big lump, he can punch a little bit, and he has put in the time in the camps, so we’ll see.”
While Hearn is more regularly found front and centre of some of the biggest boxing bouts in the industry, the 42-year-old has previously dabbled in YouTuber boxing. He promoted and staged Logan Paul’s lucrative fight with British Youtube megastar KSI in 2019.
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He did also stage Jake Paul’s professional boxing debut, when he overcame YouTuber AnEsonGib in January 2020. Paul has been widely tipped to face Tommy Fury in the squared circle.
The two fighters were originally scheduled to come to blows in December, but their Florida clash had to be cancelled as Fury reportedly had a broken rib and a chest infection. Fury did call out the Youtube star after his recent victory against Danial Bocianski.
The Brit secured a points victory as part of the undercard on his half-brother’s victory over Dillian Whyte. He extended his record to an impressive 8-0 at Wembley Stadium.
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