JAKE PAUL claimed Lamar Odom is ‘f***ing up boxing’ by fighting rapper Aaron Carter on June 12.
The YouTuber, who was 2-0 in his own career, was asked about the new wave of ‘celebrity boxing’.
Paul, 24, denied it was even a thing and insisted only himself and big brother Logan, 25, are celebrities who have crossed over to the ring.
Talking on I AM ATHLETE, the social media star was quizzed on the exhibition between Khloe Kardashian’s ex-husband Odom and recording artist Carter.
But Paul, 24, hit back: “F** that. That’s weak s***. That’s f***ing up boxing.
“He’s fighting this little f***er, let’s not even talk about that.”
Odom, 41, is 6ft 10in and spent 14 seasons in the NBA whereas Carter, 33, is 6ft 1in – but both have no fighting experience in the ring.
Celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman, brother to Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship president David, is putting on the event.
Feldman told TMZ Sports: “A lot of people got in touch, it’s going to be a show.
“Both fighters, Aaron has boxing experience, Lamar is an athlete and it just has the potential to be one of the biggest celebrity fights of all time.
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“It’s gonna be a war, man. It’s gonna be a knockout, no doubt.”
The bout is just a three-round exhibition and not professionally sanctioned.
Paul has two knockouts to his name, against online rival ‘AnEsonGib’ and ex-NBA star Nate Robinson, since turning pro.
And he is now set to face retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, 36, in his third pro bout, scheduled for April 17.
The social media star, who has over 20MILLION subscribers, argues his career as a fighter is legitimate and should not be categorised in the celebrity boxing bracket.
Paul said: “I take it serious. I take it serious.
“I’m dedicated, I’m in Big Bear California, I’m in Las Vegas, sparring professionals, two-a-day, for the past three years.
“Yes, I’m a celebrity who boxes but like celebrity boxing isn’t really a thing, it’s just me and my brother doing it.”