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Former UFC Star Believes Jake Paul Is The 'Most Feared Man In Boxing'

Max Sherry

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Former UFC Star Believes Jake Paul Is The 'Most Feared Man In Boxing'

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Jake Paul is the most 'feared' man in boxing, according to Chael Sonnen.

The MMA analyst says the YouTuber-turned-fighter has taken the combat sports world by storm.

He recently extended his unbeaten run inside the ring to five by knocking out former UFC champion Tyron Woodley.

The victory has boxing fans wondering who the 25-year-old will lock horns with next and, more importantly, who has the job of derailing the Jake Paul hype train.

The days of a grudge match against former Love Island UK contestant Tommy Furry seem done and dusted as Paul has turned his attention to former middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Credit: Ivy Ceballo/Tampa Bay Times via ZUMA Press Wire
Credit: Ivy Ceballo/Tampa Bay Times via ZUMA Press Wire

But ex-UFC star Sonnen believes we'll start seeing more and more boxers, whether they're retired or not, start turning down fights against Paul.

"Jake Paul is the most feared man in boxing," Sonnen said on his YouTube channel. "These boxers are not sure they can beat him. They are not sure they can deal with it.

"The trainers are not sure that a kid that he's had since middle school and worked with 11 or 12 years can't get the jump on a guy who's done it four times.

"It is the biggest, most profiled spotlight with the largest paycheque and nobody wants to do it.

"You're not hearing names pop up. You're not hearing them sprout up anywhere."

It remains to be seen who signs on the dotted line to fight Paul next, although one thing is for certain: They'll be wanting to shut the YouTuber up once and for all.

There were even rumours that the YouTuber was going to step into the ring with Mike Tyson for what would have been an unbelievable fight.

Reports suggested the 55-year-old retired boxer and the 25-year-old YouTuber were in negotiations and had 'verbally agreed' to go against each other.

However, Tyson semi-shut those rumours down by saying: "This is new to me. I saw Jake in St. Barths and he never mentioned it."

Despite dismissing the possibility, Tyson has previously weighed in on what would happen if the paid fight did go head-to-head.

After being asked whether he could knock out the Paul brother, he said: "So f*****g easy. Yeah, but I would never. I'd be against my own f****g family.

"They love this little white motherf****r. You know what I mean? He got balls. He's got f*****g balls."

Topics: SPORT, Entertainment, Celebrity, Boxing, Jake Paul

Max Sherry
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