Sergio Mora admires Jake Paul’s money-making skills but believes a loss to Tyron Woodley would wipe out his career hopes.
Paul takes on former UFC champion Woodley at the weekend as he looks to build on his 3-0 professional record, one that has been achieved without fighting an opponent with a traditional boxing background.
Speaking on JABS as part of the DAZN Boxing Show, Mora suggested that Paul had assiduously managed his apparent career progression.
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“You can't hate the player, hate the game. But in this sense, I hate the player,” he began.
“And I feel bad for the game and the sport of boxing to be giving the big opportunities, the social media guys that have a large following. It's kind of sad. But look, like I said before, I'm going to adapt. I'm not going to die.
“I gotta respect the fact that they're getting the ring. But they're not doing it against boxers. That's the only complaint that I have. These guys are doing it against basketball players. They're doing it against 40-year-old MMA fighters, guys who have never been in the ring. I don't know what to tell you. I don't know how to feel about it. You know, they're laughing all the way to the bank and good for them. I'm hating on the player and I feel bad for the game.”
However, he warned that by failing to fight a boxer so far, any loss to a less credible fighter would stop the 24-year-old YouTuber in his tracks.
“Because one thing you do got to give the Jake brothers, or whatever they are called - they came, they saw and they cashed in, they're making a lot of money by not fighting real fighters,” he said.
“But if he gets knocked out by a guy that's not even a professional boxer. Yeah, it's the end. I certainly hope people are done buying this. I hope that the network's done investing in this charade. It's gone. If they're not gonna fight real fighters, I don't want to hear no more of these guys.”