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Eddie Hearn slams Jake Paul's title aspirations - "He's so deluded" 

Eddie Hearn (left) and Jake Paul (right) at the Katie Taylor v Amanda Serrano press conference.
Eddie Hearn (left) and Jake Paul (right) at the Katie Taylor v Amanda Serrano press conference.
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Eddie Hearn has spoken out about Jake Paul's intentions to challenge for a world title. 'The Problem Child' has often discussed his ultimate aim as a boxer. Paul began his boxing career in 2018 and has come a long way since then. His ultimate goal is to challenge Canelo Alvarez for a world championship fight in a couple of years.

According to Paul, he would have developed enough as a boxer by then to challenge Alvarez for a championship belt. In an interview with MMA Fighting, Eddie Hearn, who also promotes the Mexican, disclosed his true thoughts on Paul thinking he can win a world title:

"This is a guy who, he would say to me off camera, 'In two years I'll beat Canelo.' And I'll sort of look around for a camera and realise there isn't one, and I think, 'Wow.' I think he's so deluded, so deluded.'"

'The Problem Child' is currently preparing for his return to the ring on August 13. Paul has not yet revealed who he will fight.

Eddie Hearn put Jake Paul in his place https://t.co/axdGA8ifOO

Take a look at the tweet from TalkSport's Michael Benson:

Eddie Hearn on Jake Paul: "This is a guy who, he would say to me off camera, 'In two years I'll beat Canelo.' And I'll sort of look around for a camera and realise there isn't one, and I think, 'Wow.' I think he's so deluded, so deluded." [@MMAFighting]

Eddie Hearn's thoughts on a potential fight between Jake Paul and Conor McGregor

Jake Paul and Conor McGregor have been going back and forth on social media, continually ridiculing each other. As Paul prepares for his upcoming fight on August 13, Eddie Hearn gave his thoughts on a potential fight between 'The Notorious' and Paul. On The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, Hearn said:

"I still like Conor McGregor against Jake Paul. I know there's a lot of weight but Conor's looking big these days. I don't want to disrespect Conor because I really like him, but it's the size that is the problem. And again like I said, Jake, he can fight. He's quite explosive. Can punch a little bit. But Conor, a lot of people don't know. Conor was a decent amateur fighter, he does have good boxing fundamentals. Like much better than most mixed martial artists, his boxing is much better."

Conor McGregor is preparing for his return to the octagon after breaking his leg against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. Maybe a fight between 'The Problem Child' and 'The Notorious' is not out of the question.

See Michael Benson's tweet on the back and forth between Paul and McGregor below:

Conor McGregor and Jake Paul exchanging words on social media… https://t.co/6CnU6SrUbV

Watch the full interview with Eddie Hearn below:

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Edited by Phil Dillon

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