JAKE PAUL has claimed he does not “give a s***” whether he is taken seriously as a boxer or not.
The YouTuber-turned prizefighter is 5-0 with four knockouts since his professional debut in 2020.
But he has faced criticism of his opponents and record for not yet facing a recognised boxer.
Despite the naysayers, Paul has insisted it does not bother him – having heard similar in his past entertainment career.
He said on Uninterrupted’s The Shop podcast: “I don’t give a s***, you know.
“When I was younger, the comments definitely affected me because I wasn’t as confident.
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“When I started making it on Vine, eventually, I became numb to it.
“Now I don’t care what people say unless it’s a well-crafted thought from someone who is successful and has walked at least somewhat in my shoes.”
Paul last fought in December in a short-notice rematch against Tyron Woodley, 40, after Tommy Fury, 23, pulled out.
He knocked out replacement Woodley, having previously beaten the ex-UFC champion on points in August.
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It added to KOs over gamer ‘AnEsonGib’, ex-NBA player Nate Robinson, 37, and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, 37.
Paul recently announced he will return on August 13 for his sixth professional bout.
And the American revealed his training camp has started well ahead of schedule.
Paul told SunSport: “I seem to not be able to stay out of the gym.
“I’m sort of always working out. Even when I was on the break, I was still jogging or whatever.
“I dunno, I just feel like my body just craves that workout and that feeling of being in the gym.
“So, yeah I just always end up starting my camps way earlier than expected.”