JAKE PAUL has been dubbed “the most feared man in boxing” and the fighters “hope their phone doesn’t ring” to confront him.
The award-winning YouTube star is set to return on August 13, with Tommy Fury rumored to be in talks with him.
And ex-UFC title challenger and pundit Chael Sonnen claimed all other respectable boxers are too afraid to lose to Paul.
Sonnen, 45, said on his YouTube channel: “Where do we get Fury from?”
“Is it just that nobody else is willing to do it? That’s how I feel; Jake Paul is the most feared man in boxing.
“There’s nobody in boxing with a meaningful record or name or reputation that’s called them and they hope their phone doesn’t ring because they don’t want it to.
“It would be a main event and it would be the biggest payday of their career, everything they ever dreamed of, everything they ever said they wanted could be theirs.
“You don’t want it. So is Fury ready to be the guy who wants to do it?
“You heard about his brother, you heard about his father and you heard about him, he said yes.”
Paul, 25, was due to fight Fury, 23, in December until heavyweight champion Tyson’s brother, 33, retired with a broken rib.
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Instead, the American knocked out backup Tyron Woodley, 40, whom he initially beat on points in August.
It contributed to the KOs over player ‘AnEsonGib’, ex-NBA player Nate Robinson (37) and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren (37).
Fury would again be Paul’s first opponent with prior professional boxing experience.
But Sonnen warned the former Love Islander would step down again after promoter Eddie Hearn claimed the celebrity grudge match was back on.
“Now he had the opportunity and he said no, he found the reason not to do it. Should we viewers believe him a second time?
“That’s up to you, but Eddie Hearn is the one who came out and dropped that nugget, so I figured Eddie needs to represent Fury and try to get his guy to fight.
“He went on to say, ‘No, I don’t, I have nothing to do with it, I just have my ear to the whetstone and that’s what I’m hearing.’
“I don’t hear anything else, do I? I’m hearing a strong rumor that Nate Diaz and Paul would like to make a match, but that can’t happen.”
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