Jake Paul will ‘NEVER get the credit he wants or deserves’ until he fights a professional boxer, claims Eddie Hearn… as the Matchroom promoter says the YouTuber is improving but still ‘does a lot of things wrong in the ring’
- Jake Paul notched up his most impressive win to date against Anderson Silva
- He now has a 6-0 unbeaten record, though he is yet to face a professional boxer
- Eddie Hearn believes Paul needs to fight a boxer before he receives credit
- The promoter also insisted that the YouTuber still does a lot wrong in the ring
Eddie Hearn believes Jake Paul will never get credit for his success until the day he fights a professional boxer.
The YouTuber-turned-boxer now has a 6-0 unbeaten record after his impressive victory over 47-year-old UFC legend Anderson Silva on Saturday.
However, there has been constant calls for Paul to fight a boxer, after his resume to date has included MMA fighters, a former basketball player and a fellow YouTuber.
Jake Paul moved his unbeaten record to 6-0 after an impressive win over Anderson Silva
Eddie Hearn though feels Paul won’t get the credit ‘he wants or deserves’ until he fights a boxer
‘I think Jake is improving, he’s working,’ Matchroom Boxing promoter Hearn told DAZN.
‘He does a lot of things wrong in the ring, but he’s not a boxer, he hasn’t been boxing for years and years.
‘Now Jake really has to fight a boxer. He’s never going to the credit that he maybe wants or deserves until he actually fights a professional boxer.
‘I believe he wants to do that; I’m guessing he will do that next.’
When asked who he would want Paul to fight next if he was promoting the 25-year-old, Hearn replied: ‘Someone that he wouldn’t lose against.’
Paul’s list of victories includes former MMA fighters, an ex-NBA star and a fellow YouTuber
Paul, on two prior occasions has signed to fight professional boxer Tommy Fury, the younger half-brother of Tyson.
The fight had originally been due to take place in December before Fury broke a rib during in sparring, while he was also suffering from a chest infection.
Then scheduled for August, Fury had to withdraw from the bout again after he was denied access into the United States by Homeland Security officers ahead of the press conference for the fight.
On that occasion, Hasim Rahman Jr, signed in as a replacement but Paul cancelled the fight over a weight limit dispute.
Paul has twice signed to fight Tommy Fury (left) only for the latter to pull out on both occasions
His fight with Silva at the weekend went the eight-round distance and the final round saw a ferocious right hand from Paul send Brazilian Silva to the canvas.
All three judges awarded Paul the first, fourth, six, seventh and eighth rounds in the fight and scored the bout 78-73, 78-73, 77-74 overall.
‘The Problem Child’ has called out other MMA stars over potential matches inside the boxing ring in the past, including Canelo Alvarez and Nate Diaz.
However, fights with Fury and British YouTube rival KSI are deemed to be more likely fights for Paul.