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Disgraced former UFC title challenger isn’t shy about ‘begging’ Jake Paul for a fight: ‘It’s actually changed some people’s lives’

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UFC legends like Francis Ngannou, Anderson Silva, Nate Diaz, and some others retired from UFC and dedicated themselves to boxing. Darren Tilla former British mixed martial artist, has also made the switch to boxing and made his debut in Dubai on July 6. He intends to use his fresh start to his advantage to become a successful boxer and eventually earn a good salary. To achieve this, his eyes are set on ‘The Problem Child’. Jake Paul.

The Liverpool native has repeatedly stated that he wants to take on YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul. Till, however, has been criticized by numerous combat sports enthusiasts and fraternity members for this. But he has faith in what he is doing and does not think much about what people think.

Darren Till was speaking with Ariel Helwani, where he explained his thoughts on the fight against Paul. The former UFC fighter stated: “Sometimes trolls and other people say, ‘You’re begging to fight Jake Paul.’ Well, wouldn’t you beg to fight Jake Paul? I know I would beat Jake Paul. I would knock him out, but the guy trains hard. He’s put in a lot of commitment and a lot of effort.”

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Until further elaboration, “It’s actually changed some people’s lives, like Amanda Serrano. So this narrative says, ‘You’re begging for a fight, you’re a guy who challenged for a title and now you’re begging for a fight with a YouTuber.’ Well, wouldn’t you like yourself? You’re going to make so much money… Obviously, me and every other fighter would be begging for a fight with Jake Paul. So if that’s what you want to call it, we’re begging you. He’s the face.”

The first time Jake Paul stepped on his toes into a boxing ring was six years ago. In a comparatively short period of time, he has become one of the most well-known names in the boxing industry. Apart from his highly marketable boxing fights, he also has his promotional company, Most Valuable Promotions. Apart from this, despite Till’s desire to fight Paul, he believes that the Ohio native is scared of him.

Darren Till thinks Jake Paul is running away from him

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‘The Problem Child’ was supposed to fight very well in boxing Mike Tyson on July 20. However, the latter was forced to abandon the fight due to health problems, and mike perry He has since taken his place. Till was apparently on the July 20 card fighting Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. But Till also pulled out of the fight citing visa issues. But he voluntarily made an early boxing debut in Dubai on July 6, against Mohammad Mutie.

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After his win over Mutie, Till mentioned the names of fighters he really wanted to fight. The 31-year-old stated: “Jake Paul, Tommy Fury, Mike Perry, they’re all running, they’re scared cows. They don’t want to fight me. I promise you, I swear to God. I’m not a four-round, two-minute fighter. I’m an eight-round, three-minute fighter, and I will knock their heads out.”

Paul hasn’t responded to Till’s callout. But one thing is for sure: it would be an exciting matchup to see Paul take on Till. Do you think there’s a chance this matchup will come to fruition? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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