The internet is trying to figure out why Jake Paul was in Luis Ortiz’s corner during his undercard bout against Travis Kauffman at the Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder fight on Saturday.
He walked to the ring with the heavyweight wearing a WBC world title belt around his neck.
At first, people were just trying to figure out if it was really him.
Did I just see jake Paul in Ortiz’s corner? Wtf is that about 🤢— Alex Ives (@alexives96) December 2, 2018
But then it was confirmed on Twitter and people were amused—but maybe even more confused.
👀 YouTuber Jake Paul has genuinely just entered the ring in Luis Ortiz’s corner wearing the belt he was awarded by the WBC for his YouTube boxing match in August. pic.twitter.com/YQxDUC9MyK— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) December 2, 2018
why is jake paul next to Luis Ortiz like he be boxing and putting in work in the ring? pic.twitter.com/9dladfswJY— Jamal Jazz Ukwu (@Jamal_haki) December 2, 2018
And it left others wondering if Paul was considering a boxing career of his own.
Does Jake Paul know he’s not a real boxer and that belt means absolutely nothing— Peanut0406 (@peanut04061) December 2, 2018
Jake Paul boxes once and know he’s all into boxing— Ingram 25 PPG SZN (Rip Kobe and Gigi) (@alex14Bi) December 2, 2018
Maybe he does want to become a professional boxer—or maybe he just wants to figure out a way to get his mind off his personal life following his very public breakup with fellow YouTuber Erika Costell in early November.
“Erryone all gassed up by Ariana like, ‘HAHAHAHAHA Thank You, Nextttttt,’” Paul tweeted. “And I’m just like in the corner crying like, ‘Thank you, thank you so much, I love you, please let’s get back together.’”
erryone all gassed up by Ariana like— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) December 1, 2018
“HAHAHAHAHA Thank You, Nextttttt”
& I’m just like in the corner crying like
“Thank you, thank you so much, I love you, please let’s get back together”
On his YouTube series “Jake Paul Uncut” he shared this his relationship with ex Erika Costell was toxic.
“We know how to hurt each other. It’s so sad it got to that point. But it did,” he said. “… Our relationship is so complicated because of the business; the personal [side]; [how] she used to be my assistant,” he explained. “We all have our insecurities. I have trust issues. We got to a point in our relationship where we would just tear each other down. We went into this downward spiral that we couldn’t control.”
Feel better, Jake.