The Paul brothers have been at the vanguard of the recent trend for Youtube stars to enter the boxing ring, and have captured the sport’s attention after experiencing huge crowds and massive fan interest.
Jake has moved on to fighting actual professionals, rather than other Youtubers, and shocked the fight world when he knocked out retired MMA great Ben Askren in the first round of their bout last month.
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez that Jake or Logan Paul could be killed in the ring if they continue boxing
Jake (left) and Logan (right) have seen huge financial success as Youtubers-turned-boxers
Logan is signed up for a stunning exhibition fight against the legendary Floyd Mayweather in June.
But for all the glitz and attention on both fighters, Alvarez warned that the Paul brothers are putting themselves in extremely dangerous situations against elite boxers.
‘They could get them killed. This is not a soccer game, they could get them killed,’ Alvarez said in an interview with Graham Bensinger.
The Mexican turned his ire onto the boxing authorities, who are sanctioning the Paul brothers’ fights.
Jake Paul stunned retired MMA fighter Ben Askren (right) with a first-round knock-out in April
Alvarez said the Paul brothers (pictured) are disrespecting ‘true fighters’ with their contests
‘Why do they give licences to people who have never in their life even thrown a punch?
‘If there’s a death, the commission will be responsible. Why? Because they issued the licence for the fight.’
Alvarez has also called out the Paul brothers and others like them for disrespecting the sport of boxing, accusing them of only being interested in the financial rewards.
‘I truly believe that it’s a lack of respect,’ he said. ‘It’s all based on money. It’s all for money. I’m focused right now on other projects.
‘I have other stuff going on, and I would invite him (a Paul brother) for a sparring session so that he truly knows what it’s all about.
‘For true fighters, I do believe it is a lack of respect.’
Logan Paul’s exhibition bout with boxing great Floyd Mayweather has been confirmed