Michael Rapaport, the actor, accuses Jake Paul of “gaming the system” in the sport of boxing.

Michael Rapaport remains unconvinced of Jake Paul’s legitimacy as a boxer, despite the YouTube personality’s seven professional fights and headlining of five pay-per-view boxing events. According to the comedian and actor, who is known for his roles in movies like “Higher Learning” and “Copland,” Paul lacks true credibility as a boxer. Rapaport called Tommy Fury, Paul’s most recent opponent, “not a championship-level fighter,” and questioned why fans should pay to watch an “amateur fight.” Rapaport added that Paul’s style of fighting, characterized by flailing hooks and an unrefined technique, was not befitting of a professional boxer. The actor’s criticism echoes that of many longtime fans of combat sports, who view Paul’s ascent in the sport with skepticism.

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