Legendary boxer Carl Froch says Tommy Fury did 'boxing purists a massive favour by shutting up Jake Paul'
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Jake Paul suffered his first loss inside the professional boxing ring to the delight of many boxing purists.
The YouTuber-turned-boxer lost on points to longtime rival Tommy Fury in a controversial bout.
The two fought valiantly, although Fury was the clear winner and subsequently got his hand raised after eight rounds.
It signalled the first defeat for the internet sensation who has more than ruffled a few feathers with his exploits in boxing.
One man who has taken a dislike to Paul during his boxing journey is former super-middleweight champion Carl Froch.
The two had been at odds in the lead-up to the fight in Saudi Arabia, and now it looks like Froch is revelling in the sight of a Paul defeat.
He told sports reporter Michael Benson: “He's done professional boxing purists a massive favour by shutting up Jake Paul.
“He can't call himself a professional boxer because he's gone in against a novice pro and got absolutely whooped. He got obliterated.”
Carl Froch on Tommy Fury beating Jake Paul: "He's done professional boxing purists a massive favour by shutting up Jake Paul. He can't call himself a professional boxer because he's gone in against a novice pro and got absolutely whooped. He got obliterated." [@BTSportBoxing]— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) February 26, 2023
While Paul getting ‘obliterated’ by Tommy may be taking it a step too far it goes to show that boxing purists were awaiting the moment they could laugh at The Problem Child.
The Englishman later took to Instagram to post his reaction, tagging Paul with the ‘clown’ emoji.
He says: “Jake Paul absolutely useless.
“You just got embarrassed, absolutely walked. What was that?
“I’ve never seen anything so bad in my life. That was terrible.”
Ahead of the grudge match against Fury, the former Disney Channel star made a challenge to ‘The Cobra’ to face him - but only if he defeated Anderson Silva first.
Froch has claimed he had ‘no problem’ beating Paul in the ring.
The former professional boxer told iFL TV: "If a fight with Jake Paul genuinely transpired and he thought to himself, 'Yeah I'll take Froch on', which he never-ever would because it would be ridiculous... I might be 45 years old but any retired professional world champion that keeps themselves in good shape would have absolutely no problem playing with Jake Paul.
"It would be like a mismatch. You'd probably have to train a little bit, just to get the lungs and heart filled up with a bit of air. Get yourself so you can do at least two minutes of one round.
"You don't have to worry about doing two or three rounds, but you do need to be able to throw at least 10 punches. So yeah I'll get myself in the 10-punch state but it ain't going to happen."