Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sporting ExcitementSporting Excitement

Boxing

Boxing icon Oscar De La Hoya hails Jake Paul as ‘the real deal’ and says YouTuber is ‘on his way’ to become WORLD CHAMP

OSCAR DE LA HOYA has hailed Jake Paul as “the real deal” and claimed he is “on his way” to becoming WORLD CHAMPION.

The American legend has been an admirer of Paul’s work in the ring and believes he has the beating of some of boxing’s best.

Oscar De La Hoya has hailed Jake Paul as ‘the real deal’
Jake Paul is ‘on his way’ to becoming world champion in Oscar De La Hoya’s view

De La Hoya, 49, told TMZ Sports: “Let me tell you on thing about Jake Paul, he’s the real deal, I’m going to tell you that.

“With only four or five fights and the way he’s taking it serious, Jake Paul is the real deal.

“And I dare anyone who has boxing experience, who has MMA experience, to call him out because I’ll tell you one thing, this guy can beat a lot of good champions and even maybe great champions.

“So, Jake Paul is taking it serious. This is not a one-off, a two-off, a three-off, no.

READ MORE

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

£30 BONUS

Bet £10 on football and get £30 FREE BETS plus £10 casino bonus with 888 Sport

BEST OF BRITISH

Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte: Date, venue and TV info as fight confirmed

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“He wants to become a world champion and there’s no other way out of becoming world champion, you have to fight the very best.”

Paul has knocked out all four of his opponents, YouTuber “AnEsonGib”, ex-NBA star Nate Robinson, 37, as well as former UFC pair Ben Askren, 37, and Tyron Woodley, 40.

But after Tommy Fury, 22, pulled out of their December grudge match, the American is still yet to face a recognised boxer.

Nevertheless, De La Hoya has backed Paul to go all the way in the sport.

FREE BETS AND SIGN UP DEALS – BEST NEW CUSTOMER OFFERS

He said: “He’s on his way to becoming a contender and he’s on his way to becoming a world contender and then a world champion, if he keeps it up.

“Look, all the social media stuff, everybody wants to be him, think about it, everybody wants followers, everyone’s on social media.

“What’s wrong with him having 19-plus million followers, there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s wonderful for the sport.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“Enough with that BS, right? Let him be, he’s doing the right thing, he’s great for boxing and I really hope he does become world champion.”


Jake Paul knocked out Tyron Woodley in their rematch

Advertisement
Advertisement

Latest

Tennis

THE strawberries served up at Wimbledon this year will be tracked from plant to punnet with new high tech sensors for the first time...

Tennis

EMMA RADUCANU rose to super-stardom after her incredible US Open triumph last September as a qualifier. And that led to endorsements with huge global...

Cricket

JOE ROOT played another of his incredible reverse scoops for six as England closed in on another thrilling victory. Former captain Root jumped around...

Cricket

ENGLAND cricket fans have been spotted brawling in the stands at Headingley. The Yorkshire crowd were in fine voice on the Western Terrace as...

Premier League

HARRY MAGUIRE has been given special permission to jet off on his honeymoon by new Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag. England star Maguire...

Premier League

BAYERN MUNICH are demanding a fee of £52million to sell Robert Lewandowski, according to reports. Lewandowski, 33, has been vocal about his desire to...

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook