Yoel Romero open to boxing Jake Paul next: ‘He needs to get humbled’
The “Soldier of God” isn’t ruling out stepping foot in a boxing ring to humble a future opponent.
The multiple-time UFC title challenger and current Bellator contender is down to jump over to the boxing world and fight YouTube star and undefeated boxer Jake Paul.
Romero (14-6 MMA, 1-1 BMMA), who returns to action this Friday at Bellator 285 against veteran Melvin Manhoef, thinks Paul needs a reality check.
“That same kid, Jake Paul, yes, yes, him,” Romero told MMA Junkie in Spanish when asked who he’d like to box. “He needs to get humbled, needs to be let known that a true athlete he can’t beat. It doesn’t matter how hard he trains. He can’t beat one.”
Romero, a multiple-time world champion in wrestling and an Olympic silver medalist representing Cuba, came from a boxing family. His father tried to get him to go down the boxing route, but he ended up going with wrestling instead.
“I’d like to box and fight in boxing,” Romero said. “I’d like to do one or two fights in boxing. Seeing myself in a boxing ring would be a great dream of mine. Like I said in a previous interview, it’d be hitting my dad with a hammer on the head. All my family did boxing, and my dad would’ve loved it. But I’m here and with the possibility of making it a reality, and it would be another of my goals, doing some boxing fights. My dad, my cousins, my brother, yeah. It’s actually the family with the most medals in boxing in Cuba.”
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