Famous bodybuilder and influencer ‘Big Boy’ is making bids for a boxing debut to face UFC veteran Tito Ortiz. He also aimed to box Jake Paul in the future.
Jake Johns, famously known as Big Boy, is a bodybuilder who racked up 1 million followers on social media. He often shows off the incredible weight he can lift. He also shared several unique exercises, such as lifting an off-road vehicle and doing a jumping push-up.
This time, Big Boy is planning something different. He is in the work to make a boxing debut and will face UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz. During a talk with TMZ Sports, Big Boy said that the former UFC light heavyweight champion called him out first and he is ready to exchange blows with him.
“Yeah, he [Tito Ortiz] tried to call me out. He wants that payday with me, man. Wants to throw hands, so I said, ‘Let’s run it’…That’s (fighting Ortiz in boxing) the plan, man, as long as he doesn’t bi*ch out…I don’t feel like I could beat him, I’m gonna beat him.” Big Boy.
Big Boy doesn’t want it to be a one-time thing. He is interested in having several boxing matches in the future, and his eyes are locked to Youtuber turned boxer Jake Paul.
“Yeah, why not? You know what I mean, he’s the one making the most noise in the influencer space, you know, so we’ll run it with Jake Paul next.” Big Boy said.
Jake Paul has competed 6 times in his professional boxing career. The 25-year-old has been clashing with popular but retired athletes such as Ben Askren, former UFC champion Tyron Woodley, and Nate Robinson. Jake is also known to offer a huge amount of money for his opponents, making people want to box him.
As for Jake’s next match, he is planning to return to the squared circle in February. However, Jake hasn’t revealed opponent’s name yet.