EDDIE HEARN has ’embarrassed’ Mairis Briedis after the Latvian got a Jake Paul tattoo.
The Matchroom promoter was confused by the ink and told the heavy cruiser to ‘be real’ and fight Lawrence Okolie.
Briedis, 36, is a three-time world champion and currently holds the IBF title with a weight of 200lbs.
He was 28-1 in his professional career and now wants to fight Youtuber Paul in a money spin.
The experienced boxer showed off a new tattoo with Paul’s name on it.
It read ‘Jake’s Bad Karma’ and ran down his left thigh.
But To listen not impressed.
JOIN SUN VEGAS: GET £10 FREE BONUS WITH 100 GAMES TO PLAY AND NO BETS (Applicable Ts&C)
The promoter said: “Briedis is walking around like a, I mean, what is Briedis doing?
“Briedis is embarrassing.
“He tattooed Jake Paul on his leg and called him out to fight. What is he doing?
“He has a unity there against Lawrence Okolie. I know he’s obligated.
“I mean, what a shame the guy is. By the way, an excellent boxer.
“But a world weight cruiser champion calls out Jake Paul’s name and has a tattoo that says something like Karma Jake….
“I mean, the tattoo is real or not, so what?
“And I like Mairis Briedis.
“He’s an excellent fighter, but mate, come on, let’s be real, let’s fight Lawrence Okolie. “
This is not the first time Briedis has called the Problem Child.
In May, his agent Kaller Sauerland suggested that Paul, 24, shoot his client in the belt.
He wrote on Twitter: “Hey Jake Paul – happy to arrange for you a shot at Mairis Briedis belt, only condition if you lose you have to quit boxing… Deal?”
But Paul has teases the move to MMA, posted a clip of him practicing kicks while tagging Bellator and the PFL.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/17310019/eddie-hearn-briedis-jake-paul-tattoo-lawrence-okolie/ Eddie Hearn hits ’embarrassed’ Mairis Briedis for Jake Paul tattoo as promoter urges ‘fight Lawrence Okolie’