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Yoel Romero needs to combat Jake Paul in boxing: ‘He must get humbled’ – Yahoo Sports activities


Yoel Romero hopes to cross paths with Jake Paul.

The multiple-time UFC title challenger and present Bellator contender is down to leap over to the boxing world and combat YouTube star and undefeated boxer Jake Paul. Romero (14-6 MMA, 1-1 BMMA), who returns to motion this Friday at Bellator 285 towards veteran Melvin Manhoef, thinks Paul wants a actuality verify.

“That very same child, Jake Paul, sure, sure, him,” Romero told MMA Junkie in Spanish when asked who he’d like to box. “He must get humbled, must be let recognized {that a} true athlete he can’t beat. It doesn’t matter how laborious he trains. He can’t beat one.”

Paul is at the moment scheduled for his sixth skilled boxing bout. He’s set to take on 47-year-old former UFC champion Anderson Silva in an eight-round contest on Oct. 29 in Phoenix.

Paul is not any stranger to going through MMA greats within the boxing ring. He’s coming off two consecutive wins over former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, and previous to that, he had knocked out former ONE and Bellator champion Ben Askren.


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No matter Paul, Romero hopes to compete within the candy science earlier than it’s all stated and carried out.

Romero, a multiple-time world champion in wrestling and an Olympic silver medalist representing Cuba, got here from a boxing household. His father tried to get him to go down the boxing route, however he ended up going with wrestling as an alternative.

“I’d prefer to field and combat in boxing,” Romero stated. “I’d love to do one or two fights in boxing. Seeing myself in a boxing ring could be an amazing dream of mine.

“Like I stated in a earlier interview, it’d be hitting my dad with a hammer on the top. All my household did boxing, and my dad would’ve liked it. However I’m right here and with the potential for making it a actuality, and it will be one other of my targets, doing a little boxing fights.

“My dad, my cousins, my brother, yeah. It’s really the household with probably the most medals in boxing in Cuba.”

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