British heavyweight veteran, Derek Chisora, has criticised Jake Paul’s boxing following his first career defeat, against Tommy Fury.
Chisora had been involved in promoting the fight through his new role at ‘Skill Challenge’ and even stated before the fight that he expected Jake Paul to not only beat Tommy Fury, but Carl Froch as well.
However, after witnessing ‘The Problem Child’ from the front row last Sunday, it appears that ‘Del Boy’ has had a change of heart and believes Jake Paul must make major changes if he is to continue to compete in the professional ranks.
In an interview with Seconds Out, the heavyweight explained that Paul had enough power to cause problems for Tommy Fury, however he believes that the American wasn’t efficient with his punches and has no one in his team that will challenge him.
“All I can say is, Jake Paul, welcome to the pros!
The problem is, Jake Paul, he is the boss and everybody around him is a yes-man. He is paying everybody, so he tells them what to do, until he gets rid of that s**t, he will never be a professional fighter.
The way he was jabbing, the way he was not sitting right, he is heavy-handed, if he had double-jabbed and put the right-hand through the middle, yes. But every time, he was jabbing from the floor and looking for those big swings for no reason.”
For now, it would appear that Jake Paul’s only route back to the professional game would be to rematch Tommy Fury and avenge his defeat. The 26-year-old has made it clear that he intends to do just that, by announcing his plans to activate his rematch clause.
Matchroom promoter, Eddie Hearn, has suggested that Jake Paul would be better off fighting KSI and avoiding professional fighters.