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Elite world boxing champion Mairis Briedis, who gave Oleksandr Usyk his toughest fight, was criticized for getting a tattoo to call out Jake Paul.

Mairis Briedis faces the ire of many boxing fans after getting a Jake Paul name tattoo.

The three-time elite world champion previously held the WBC and WBO cruiserweight titles, and now holds the IBF and Ring Magazine belts.

Mairis Briedis – Instagram

Briedis was shown getting a tattoo on video

Elite world boxing champion Mairis Briedis, who gave Oleksandr Usyk his toughest fight, was criticized for getting a tattoo to call out Jake Paul.

Mairis Briedis – Instagram

It says: “Jake’s bad karma”

Briedis arguably reigns as the best cruiserweight in the world today and gave now-heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk his toughest fight of 2018.

Boxing fans were hoping to see the Latvian in some major unification fights in recent months, especially with British champion Lawrence Okolie.

However, Briedis sets out to go after YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake, whose fights take place in the cruiserweight division.

On Monday, the champion posted a video on Instagram showing himself getting a tattoo to challenge the American.

It says, “Jake’s bad karma. “

Jake didn't even recognize Briedis.

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Jake didn’t even recognize Briedis.

This caused the boxing world to react with dismay.

First off, Okolie himself tweeted: “There’s no way a real tattoo can be. “

He added more incredulously: “It can’t be a real tattoo… sure? “

Other boxing fans called the video “embarrassing” and “embarrassing.”

Okolie is the WBO cruiserweight world champion

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Okolie is the WBO cruiserweight world champion

One commented, “Have you thought about fighting the other champions in your division instead of begging for fights from Jake Paul that you will never get?”

While another added: “This is fucking embarrassing.” Fight your proxy and then join Okolie or Ilunga Makabu.

A third said: “An email would have been easier and less embarrassing. “



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