Darren Till defends Jake Paul’s venture into the boxing world

UFC middleweight Darren Till has defended Jake Paul’s move into professional boxing.

Ever since he made the transition from YouTuber to pro boxer, the outspoken Paul has created something of a divide in the combat world.

Darren Till applauds Jake Paul?

That trend is bound to continue in the wake of his impressive win over former UFC fighter Ben Askren this past Saturday night, with the victory taking his record to 3-0.

Many names have been thrown out there as possible future opponents but for the time being, Jake seemingly wants to bask in the glory of what he’s accomplished up to this point.

One man who knows how to get people wound up is none other than the aforementioned Till. As you can probably tell by the following tweets, he’s actually a fan of Paul’s work.

The UFC star criticised his fellow fights for “getting so hurt” about what Paul was doing, branding them “sensitive little souls.”

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As for Till himself, a shot at Israel Adesanya could materialise in the not so distant future.

He may have lost in his latest outing against Robert Whittaker, but a rescheduled showdown with Marvin Vettori is expected sooner rather than later.

Either way, Paul’s approach is clearly making an impact – following his win, UFC icon B.J. Penn offered himself as a potential next opponent.

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