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Marvin Vettori challenges ‘fake’ Jake Paul to sparring session

Marvin Vettori challenges ‘fake’ Jake Paul to sparring session

UFC middleweight Marvin Vettori is the latest fighter to call out Jake Paul, with ‘The Italian Dream’ challenging the 5-0 YouTube boxer to a sparring match at his gym.

Vettori labeled Paul ‘fake’ in light of the latter’s comments about potentially signing with the UFC if Dana White increases fighter pay and offers long-term medical care to his fighters.

“Hei Fake Paul @jakepaul let’s set up a sparring,” Vettori posted on Twitter. “I’ll match any bet you want. You claim anybody, anytime, anywhere but you won’t go further then 6 rounds I promise you that. Put your nuts on the table, I wanna feel if you can really box. #FakePaul #theitaliandream”.

Paul made his boxing debut in 2020 and has won all but one of his five fights via knockout. He has yet to fight a professional boxer, however, but holds impressive KO wins over two former MMA champions in Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley, most recently KO’ing the latter at a Showtime Sports event on Dec. 18.

Vettori, on the other hand, re-cemented his status as one of the best middleweights in the world with a unanimous decision win over a very game Paulo Costa at UFC Fight Night 196. He is currently #2 in the UFC middleweight rankings.

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