Jake Paul gets beat up after a callout from former world boxing champion Tony Bellew

YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul was slammed by former world champion Tony Bellew, who warned him not to “wake the animal” after being taunted by the American.

Jake Paul’s rise in the boxing world definitely came as a surprise to members of the online community, who generally viewed the topic of YouTube boxing with contempt immediately after its inception.

However, several million dollar bouts have taken place since then, with Jake Paul defeating former UFC fighter Tyron Woodley in their high-profile rematch.

Since then, rumors have been circulating about who Paul’s next opponent will be. Among the contestants are Tommy Fury, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and, quite surprisingly, former world cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew.

Jake Paul fights Tyron Woodley
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Jake Paul has now won two fights against Tyron Woodley.

Bellew has previously criticized the YouTube boxing world but appeared even less impressed after being touted as a possible future opponent for Jake Paul.

In an April 29 tweet, he addressed the hordes of social media users who told him to fight Jake Paul after the American said he’s most famous for his acting role in the movie Creed — though he downplayed it how big this role was.

Bellew called: “WTF is going on? I’ve got social media (on) and all sorts of speeches about Jake Paul? Yes, I saw a video because 20 people sent it to me via WhatsApp! Insanity! My only answer to that is… my claim to fame isn’t Creed, son! It wins the WBC Belt! Oh, and smashing your trainer.”

Paul’s trainer, former fighter BJ Flores, lost a cruiserweight fight to Bellew in 2016.

In a second tweet, he warned Paul not to “wake the animal,” again distinguishing between himself and his character in the Creed film.

“Just in case you wanted to know how I look, Jake Paul,” he said, attaching photos of him winning the WBC belt. “TI am his! The other is how your coach met me! Creed was handsome Ricky Conlan! What is that, Tony BELLEW! Don’t wake the damn animal that’s been dead for years.”

Bellew has been retired since losing to Oleksandr Usyk in 2018, but many took the tweets as an indication he wouldn’t resist a lucrative fight with Paul.

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