‘It’s a stupid thing to say… I don’t get it at all’: Tyson Fury’s promoter Frank Warren hits back at Jake Paul after the YouTuber-turned-boxer accused the Gypsy King of ‘fearing Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk’
- Jake Paul has won all five of his pro fights, but has not fought a career boxer
- Despite this, he claims to have ‘saved the entire sport basically single-handedly’
- He also accused Tyson Fury of avoiding Anthony Joshua through ‘fear’
- Fury’s promoter Frank Warren called Paul’s comment ‘a stupid thing to say’
Fury retired from boxing in April, but recently said he would be up for fighting Anthony Joshua at Wembley ‘for free.’
Speaking on the MMA hour, Paul said: ‘Boxing was a dying sport before I came and saved the entire sport basically single-handedly. Along with some other heavyweights and some lightweights but mostly because of me boxing.’
Jake Paul has won each of his five professional fights, but has not fought a career boxer
Frank Warren (left) praised Jake Paul as a promoter but questioned his boxing ability
The YouTuber is unbeaten after five professional fights but is yet to fight a career boxers his wins coming instead against MMA fighters, a basketball player and a fellow YouTuber.
He continued: ‘F***ing Tyson Fury’s afraid to fight Anthony Joshua, Fury’s afraid to fight Oleksandr Usyk.’
In response to Paul’s comments, Warren told the Express: ‘It’s a stupid thing to say. Tyson Fury is the guy that went to Germany and fought Klitschko and beat the best heavyweight of his generation.
‘[He] went to the States and fought the best heavyweight they’ve got out there [Wilder] beat him two times and got cheated in one, again in the other guy’s backyard.
Tyson Fury has not fought since April but has said he would take on Anthony Joshua ‘for free’
‘The mandatory challenger he’s just had [Whyte] he knocked him out and he’s stopped Chisora. Where do you go with this, he’s beaten everyone that’s been put in front of him? Who’s there to duck? I don’t get that at all.’
Warren added that while he respected Paul’ as a promoter, he was yet to be tested as a boxer. He said: ‘I like Jake Paul. I think he’s used the position and the following he has got to great effect and has made a lot of money. Good luck to him, he’s a good promoter but he’s not fought any boxers yet, has he?’
Paul is set to fight Hasim Rahman Jr at Madison Square Gardens. Looking ahead to the fight, Warren said: ‘This is going to be the first boxer he has fought. He’s not saved boxing that’s for sure.
‘We’ve just held the biggest boxing event to ever take place in Europe [Fury vs Whyte] it’s not like it’s declining we are breaking records all the time.’