Jake Paul is the hottest name in the fight game right now.
Earlier this week, the YouTube phenom-turned-boxer inked a multi-bout deal with Showtime to air his upcoming matches.
Now the question is: who will he fight next?
It’s clear who Paul wants: Connor McGregor. But the Irish UFC star refuses to oblige.
That leaves Paul with several notable options: Dillon Danis, whose girlfriend he previously exposed by leaking a private video, Nate Robinson, who he has already dropped, or Tommy Fury, an actual boxer who may present the biggest challenge to him.
Tommy is a pro boxer, reality TV star and the half-brother of heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury.
On Thursday, Paul responded to growing calls for him to fight Tommy in devastating fashion – by seemingly exposing Tommy’s girlfriend’s DMs to him.
Jake Paul responds to Tommy Fury’s latest call-out video with Tyson Fury…
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“I don’t know if you guys just watched that video but the desperation is seeping through the pores of the Fury family,” Paul said in his video.
“It’s quite embarrassing. The heavyweight champion of the world is on Instagram talking about Jake Paul, begging me to fight his brother. Listen Tommy, focus on your fight that’s in a couple of weeks that nobody even knows about by the way. This right here, this clip will be the biggest promotion for your whole entire fight. Find an opponent. You’re literally picking someone to fight you in three weeks who hasn’t even been training. You don’t even have an opponent who is going to go through a real camp.
“Fight someone real. Do a real pay-per-view and then maybe we can chat. The last guy you fought was 0-and-9. The people you’ve fought total have a combined record of 15 wins and 250 losses.
“You come looking for me in Miami to try and find me in a gym. You know damn well I’m not in Miami, I’m in Puerto Rico. If you want to pull up here I will gladly beat the f*** out of you. Until then just leaves Shaq out of this. I already knocked out an NBA player so leave Shaq out of this is.
“You guys are desperate. Tommy, you fight for $100,000. You have some ladders to climb to get on to my level unfortunately my friend. I’m not talking about this anymore. Peace out, f*** you guys.”
And then he dropped the alleged DM.
For what it’s worth, the young lady in question, Molly-Mae Hague, insists the screenshot is fake.
Times must be hard when you’re having to fake a DM….🥴🥴 photoshop is scary.
— Molly-Mae (@mollymaehague) May 20, 2021
For better or worse, Paul’s stunning knockout of former UFC fighter and Bellator champ Ben Askren put him on the map.
Although some have suggested that the fight might’ve been rigged, and Askren himself commented on the topic, the general population now sees Paul as a legitimate fighter.
Who will he ultimately squad off against next? Time will tell.
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