Eddie Hearn would ‘love’ to promote Jake Paul vs Tony Bellew and says YouTuber getting ‘chinned would be exciting’

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Eddie Hearn would 'love' to promote Jake Paul vs Tony Bellew and says YouTuber getting 'chinned would be exciting'

Eddie Hearn would ‘love’ to promote fight between Jake Paul and Tony Bellew.

And he admitted that the thought of seeing Paul ‘be chinked up would be exciting’.

Eddie Hearn, Tony Bellew and Dave Coldwell

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Eddie Hearn, Tony Bellew and Dave Coldwellcredit: Reuters
Jake Paul is 5-0 as a boxer

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Jake Paul is 5-0 as a boxercredit: Getty Images – Getty

Hearn told DAZN: “I’d love to promote it.

“Whenever you can promote a fight where you can see Jake Paul tease, that’s going to be exciting.

“Jake Paul pisses everyone off the wrong way, but I love what he’s doing.

“Those who have given so much to boxing, physically, emotionally and mentally, will find what they have called outrageous.

“I just laugh, but for someone like Tony, who has dedicated his life to the sport, it doesn’t sit well with those people.

“Hopefully, they can collide with each other, and we can see what happens.”

Belew, 39, hit out at Paul online after the award-winning YouTuber claimed he was ‘upgrading the boxing game’.

And the ex-cruiserweight champion slammed the American for failing to fight a pro boxer in his 5-0 career so far.

Belew, who retired in 2018, said: “First of all, I have no hatred or malice towards Jake Paul, crack it, do what you’re doing, it’s great.

“But in no way shape or form can you claim to have fully advanced my game, he hasn’t fought a boxer yet.

“So how can you claim to advance this game when you haven’t fought someone who comes from my sport, that’s unbelievable!

“I don’t like that it’s labeled a boxing match because he’s not facing a boxer.”

Tommy Fury, 22, with prior pro boxing experience was set to be Paul’s first opponent.

Whenever you can promote a fight where you can see Jake Paul chirping, that would be exciting.

Eddie Harney

But Fury was forced to walk out with a broken rib and a bacterial chest infection, with Tyrone Woodley serving as his replacement.

Paul, 24, had beaten Woodley, 39, on points only four months earlier, but knocked out the ex-UFC champion in round six of their rematch.

It added KO’s over YouTuber ‘AnEsonGib’, ex-NBA player Nate Robinson, 37, and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, 37.

But with none of them being a boxer, Bellev urged Paul to fight UFC legend Anderson Silva, 46, who has at least a 2-1 record in the ring.

He added: “If he really wants to fight a boxer, I can tell you he can face Anderson Silva.

“Anderson Silva is an MMA guy, so he is not a traditional boxer, but he has beaten a boxer and he has not beaten any boxer, he has defeated former world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

“Face someone like him we can hear you talking about being a boxer, but unless you’ve encountered a boxer, you can’t say you’re a boxer and the last thing What you need to do is you’re upping my game.”

Jake Paul ruthlessly knocks out Tyrone Woodley in their rematch

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Jake Paul ruthlessly knocks out Tyrone Woodley in their rematchcredit: AP

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