EDDIE HEARN crushed Jake Paul's dreams by telling the YouTuber he will never win a boxing world title.
The Matchroom chief was ruthless in his assessment of Paul as a fighter, suggesting he will never come close to being world-class.
Hearn also pointed out the fact Paul is yet to face a real boxer – something the social media sensation took issue with.
In reaction to Paul claiming he will one day become world champion, Hearn told iFL TV: "Everyone's entitled to have a dream, no seriously I'm being serious.
"I think there's absolutely no way he can beat a world champion and become a world champion.
"But I will say he's improving a lot, he's dedicated to the sport. I don't know how good he is because he hasn't faced a real fighter yet, it's not his fault he signed to fight Tommy Fury."
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Paul then interjected sharply, stating: "Well a five-time champion in Tyron Woodley is a real fighter. The first skill of MMA is boxing, he won the UFC championship with a right hand."
Hearn denied Woodley was a real boxer so Paul then asked him to define what a real boxer is and if Tommy Fury counts.
Hearn responded by saying: "Yes, but not in terms of ability. A real boxer is someone who that is his craft.
"What I'm saying is (Kamaru) Usman does not qualify to give you any right to talk about you fighting for a world title, and nor does Tommy Fury actually.
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"But I give you the props I give you the respect you're improving all the time, but the proof will be in the pudding.
"By the way, I've said I think Jake Paul's better than some fighters. But I don't believe you will ever come close to being a world-class fighter."
Paul has had just five professional fights in his career and although he won each one, he has still never faced a true boxer.
That could change soon however with Paul once again eyeing a bout with Tommy Fury.
He has also accepted the chance to fight Mike Tyson in the ring with the former heavyweight world champion also up for the challenge.
Despite his inexperience, Paul still claimed he could beat any fighter on Hearn's roster who has less than ten fights, before suggesting he will only need seven or eight fights to become world champion.
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