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'I Don't Give A S**t': Jake Paul Explains Why Doesn't Care If People Take Him Seriously In Boxing

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'I Don't Give A S**t': Jake Paul Explains Why Doesn't Care If People Take Him Seriously In Boxing

Jake Paul has explained why he doesn't care if people take him seriously or not in the boxing world.

YouTuber-turned-boxer Paul, 25, holds an unbeaten professional record of 5-0, having beaten former UFC champion Tyron Woodley in their rematch in December.

The American has made no secret of his desire to one day become a world champion, a claim which has raised more than a few eyebrows in the sport.

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His critics have accused of him cherry picking his opponents since turning professional and claim he is yet to fight a 'real' boxer in the ring.

But Paul insists he pays no attention to negative comments.

Speaking on Uninterrupted's The Shop, Paul said: "I don’t give a s**t, you know.

"When I was younger, the comments definitely affected me because I wasn't as confident.

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"When I started making it on Vine, eventually, I became numb to it.

"Now I don't care what people say unless it's a well-crafted thought from someone who is successful and has walked at least somewhat in my shoes."

Paul has confirmed he will make his ring return on August 13 but is yet to announce his opponent.

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But the American has previously named a six-man 'hit-list' of potential opponents.

"There's a lot of people on the hit-list and some other names that we're talking to, so just trying to pick the biggest opponent," he said on The Fight with Teddy Atlas.

"There's Floyd Mayweather, Oscar De La Hoya, Anderson Silva, Michael Bisping, Tommy Fury, Sonny Williams.

"I'm looking for someone who can match my star power."

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Paul has confirmed he will return to the ring on August 13 (Image: PA)
Paul has confirmed he will return to the ring on August 13 (Image: PA)

Paul was originally due to fight Fury, the half-brother of heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury, in December.

However, the Love Island star was forced to pull out of the fight at late notice due to a bacterial chest infection and a broken rib, with Woodley replacing him.

Fury made his ring return on April 23, beating Daniel Bocianski on points on the undercard of Tyson Fury's successful title defence against Dillian Whyte at Wembley.

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And immediately after his victory, Tommy Fury called out Paul.

"Jake Paul - this should have been done a long time ago in December and if you want it I'm here and I'm ready for you," Fury told BT Sport.

"Get the contract signed you bum, let's get it done once and for all.

"That lad in there [Bocianski] is a true professional. He was cut to bits, still in there giving me everything that he had, he'd slap Jake Paul and it'd be over.

"Jake Paul, I'm going to end your career, you're no good. Let's get this fight done and get this settled."

Featured Image Credit: PA Images & Instagram/Jake Paul

Topics: Jake Paul, Boxing

Rory O'Callaghan
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