BUTTERBEAN has called out Jake Paul to shut up the outspoken YouTuber-turned-boxer.
Heavyweight legend Butterbean – real name Eric Scott Esch – is planning a boxing comeback within the next eight months.
And he has called out Paul, 25, as well as old pal Mike Tyson, 56, ahead of his scheduled return.
Butterbean, 55, told SunSport: “I’m not your typical boxer, I go out there to fight, I want to knock someone out. Jake Paul or Mike Tyson.
“Jake Paul runs his mouth too much, he’s never fought anyone, I’d love to fight him.
“But I think people would love to see me and Tyson doing what would be one hell of a draw.
“Me and Tyson are actually friends but I don’t mind fighting friends.”
Tyson returned in shock in November 2020, drawing with Roy Jones Jr., 53, for eight rounds of exhibition.
Since then, he has been associated with an eternal battle against Paul 30 years old Gap.
But Butterbean wants to get there first and despite a lack of official talks, he claimed the social media sensation is aware of his call.
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He said: “He knows about it, I know 100 per cent that he knows I challenged him.
“I’ll wait until I’m closer but I’ve had a few offers to fight, some big names – I don’t want to say who – but I’ve been sent a few contracts.”
Paul is currently 5-0 and is expected to face Tommy Fury, 23, on August 6th in New York’s famous Madison Square Garden.
It’s his first time fighting a recognized boxer after defeating a YouTuber, a former NBA player and two former MMA champions.
Meanwhile, Butterbean last boxed in 2013 but recently began training with ex-WWE star Diamond Dallas Page for a reality show.
After our months of training under Page’s watchful eye, the famous puncher has come down 35 STONE.
Jake Paul runs his mouth too much, he’s never fought anyone, I’d love to fight him.
Butterbean has transformed by adopting a gluten- and dairy-free diet consisting of low-carb and high-protein meals.
He can’t reveal his exact weight loss — due to a TV show deal he signed — but hailed Page for saving his career and life.
Butterbean said: “I went through a phase where I was looking at the end of my life – not that I was going to kill myself.
“But in my life I’ve been down, I was way overweight and I just felt down. I didn’t know if I had a few more years to live or not.
“I accepted the challenge of taking on a docuseries or reality show with Diamond Dallas Page and I’ve been here for four months.
“And it’s given me more energy and life since I’ve been fighting regularly. But now I’m in the best shape I’ve ever had in my life.
“I’m at my lowest weight right now like never before — I’ve actually never fought at that weight.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5696056/butterbean-return-jake-paul-mouth/ ‘He’s never fought anyone’ – Butterbean ready to return against Jake Paul, saying YouTuber ‘mouths himself too much’