Jake Paul: It’s Cool If The WBC Want To Rank Me

Jake Paul (6-0) will be ranked by the WBC if he defeats Tommy Fury (8-0) this upcoming Sunday (26 Feb.), a decision by the organisation which has split many within boxing circles. Tommy who is the younger brother of WBC world heavyweight champion, Tyson, will be the first boxer which Jake has faced in his career so far. 

Jake, who has always been in a confident mood when speaking about his fight with Tommy, feels that victory will upset the rankings of the cruiserweight rankings. 

 "I think it's cool if [the WBC] want to rank me, that's fine. It's not up to me. I'm not in control of the WBC and whatever it is that they want to do," Paul told Sky Sports.

"I'm challenging myself more than most pro fighters, all pro fighters, in their seventh fight. Most pro fighters in their seventh fight are fighting guys with losing records. I'm fighting now Tommy Fury, legendary bloodline, 8-0, in just my seventh fight. I've beaten a lot of people in sparring who are in the cruiserweight rankings so to me it makes sense. But of course the purists are always going to be mad at me."

The pair have been scheduled to fight each other twice in the past two years, however, injuries and visa issues on behalf of Fury have scuppered those previous encounters. Jake feels the last two years have just further hyped the rivalry between them. 

"There's a lot of hype around it. He has a big name. His brother's the heavyweight champion of the world. He's been doing this since he was 10 years old, he's a professional boxer, same age-ish, same weight. He's got the longer reach. Got advantages on me."

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