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Eddie Hearn has said he should fight Jake Paul after claiming the YouTube star is an “average” boxer

Hearn was ordered by former UFC doubles champion Henry Cejudo to fight Paul in a “mega-banger” after Matchroom Boxing’s promoter settled in a duel with the YouTube star

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Eddie Hearn has been told to fight Jake Paul in a “mega banger” after he criticized his boxing career during a duel last week.

Listen Co-promoter of the undisputed female title fight between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano with Paul last weekend in New York. The pair discussed staging a fight during a duel during the media trial, which Hearn admitted to would need $10 million to meet Paul in the ring.

And former UFC champion Henry Cejudo believes Hearn should step into the ring to back up his criticism of Paul’s short boxing career. “Although [Eddie Hearn’s] Right, he never laced the gloves and that bothers me a bit,” Cejudo said during the latest issue of The Triple C and Schmo Show. “Because I think he should, I think if he has that much to say, okay then fight. Well, why don’t you?

“If Jake-Paul isn’t so good, why don’t you lace up your gloves? Since you’ve been in the game for so long. You know the best of the best. Why don’t you lace up the gloves and why don’t you fight Jake Paul? And I think that fight itself would be a mega banger.”

Hearn and Paul were watch the historic battle together in the picture at the ring and shook hands after Taylor was awarded a split-decision win over Serrano. The pair also pledged a million dollars on the fight at a press conference earlier in the week, but Paul has to do it now knock out an opponent of Hearn’s choice at a newly agreed price after the defeat.

The Matchroom Boxing Kingpin orchestrated Paul’s pro debut for the first time in his career against AnEson Gib. Since then, Paul has won another four professional fights against former UFC stars Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren.

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However, the pair engaged in a heated debate as they sat down during a duel, with Hearn branding the YouTube star an average fighter while criticizing his current resume. Hearn began, “I would have said he wouldn’t stand a chance in his boxing career where he is. I didn’t know if he had any skills, he fought AnEson Gib who was awful on the night and Jake looked pretty average too as if they were two YouTubers.”

Paul quickly fired back, “Don’t start like that. I beat him in a minute. How do you judge how good I am? You called me average after a minute of my fight? Hearn explained, “You’re average, no, but you’re still average. You’re beating a UFC champion, true, I don’t know where you might go yet, but I’m entitled to my opinion on where I think you’ll go. Paul quickly jumped in and finished, “You don’t know my ability?”

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