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Jake Paul Is On His 'Way To Becoming A World Champion', Says Oscar De La Hoya

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Jake Paul Is On His 'Way To Becoming A World Champion', Says Oscar De La Hoya

​Jake Paul is the 'real deal' and has been backed to become a world champion boxer by Oscar De La Hoya. 

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​The 25-year-old has reached 5-0 since turning professional, beating the likes of Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley (x2).

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He's set to return to action in the summer, with the likes of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and Nate Diaz mooted as potential opponents. 

'The Problem Child' is ambitious as he hopes to face Mexican sensation Canelo Alvarez and UFC megastar Conor McGregor

And boxing legend De La Hoya reckons the YouTuber-turned-boxer is on his way to becoming a world champion. 

'The Golden Boy' also called him the 'real deal' in glowing praise. 

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"Let me tell you one thing about Jake Paul. He's the real deal. I'm gonna tell you that, with only four or five fights, and the way he's taking it serious," De La Hoya told TMZ Sports

"Jake Paul is the real deal. And I dare anyone who has boxing experience who has MMA experience to call him out, 'cause I'll tell you one thing, this guy can beat a lot of good champions, and even great champions."

The 49-year-old added: "This is not a one-off, a two-off, a three-off, no. He wants to become a world champion. There's no way out of becoming a world champion. You have to fight the very best.​

"He's on his way to becoming a contender, and he's on his way to becoming a world contender, then a world champion."

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Paul hasn't fought since knocking out Woodley last December.

He was supposed to meet Tommy Fury, but he was forced to withdraw - with Team Paul drafting in the former UFC champion.

There have been calls for Paul to face a genuine boxer, with the budding superstar seemingly eyeing a clash against Chavez Jr. 

Featured Image Credit: PA/TMZ/Instagram

Topics: Jake Paul, Boxing

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