EDDIE HEARN offered up Olympian Cheavon Clarke after Jake Paul said he could beat ANY of his prospects with under ten bouts.
Hearn brokered the women’s super-fight between Katie Taylor, 35, and Amanda Serrano, 33, in New York this weekend.
It means the pair have spent the week promoting the fight and even made a $1million bet on the outcome of the blockbuster.
And Hearn later cast doubt over Paul’s hopes of winning a world title.
The YouTube star-turned boxer hit back and challenged any of Hearn’s prospects with less than ten fights to their name.
Hearn said: “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, 25, responded: “I believe that I will beat anybody on your roster that’s under ten fights. Anyone.
“Any one of your fighters that’s had under ten fights, easy. Any weight… no, any weight. Literally any weight.”
He continued: “I will beat anybody on your roster. Let’s run it up, no problem. Give me your best real boxer.”
Hearn then named 1-0 cruiserweight Clarke – who was knocked out in the round of 16 at the Olympics – as a potential opponent.
He said: “Chev Clarke, 1-0 right, boxed in the Olympics, didn’t medal, 1-0 just had one professional fight.
“He’s a cruiserweight, you can have him.”
Paul accepted and then doubled down on claims he wants to fight boxing’s pound-for-pound best Canelo Alvarez, 31, in the future.
He said: “Just give me a couple of years bro, then I’m coming for your boy Canelo.”
I believe that I will beat anybody on your roster that’s under ten fights.
Jake Paul to Eddie Hearn
Paul is 5-0 as a pro and recently knocked out Tyron Woodley, 40, in December, having previously beaten the ex-UFC champion on points.
It added to KOs over online gamer ‘AnEsonGib’, ex-NBA player Nate Robinson and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren.
He is still yet to face a recognised boxer after Tommy Fury, 22, pulled out of their celebrity grudge match in December.
But Paul has lofty ambitions to end his boxing career with a world championship belt.
He said: “I’m going to become a world champion. Couple fights, seven, eight more fights left.”
Hearn responded: “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 world champion.
“But I will say he’s improving a lot, he’s dedicated to the sport.”