Boxing fans attending the match where left confused after Jake stepped in the ring and stood in Luis Ortiz’s corner.
Fans are questioning why Jake Paul made an appearance at the Wilder vs Fury event during the undercard match between Travis Kauffman and Luis Ortiz. Several comments on social media spoke on how odd it was for the YouTuber to show up, get in the ring, and stand in Luis Ortiz’ corner while rocking his own belt that received for beating Deji.
👀 YouTuber Jake Paul has genuinely just entered the ring in Luis Ortiz’s corner wearing the belt he was awarded by the WBC for his YouTube boxing match in August. pic.twitter.com/YQxDUC9MyK
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) December 2, 2018
Once the picture of Jake donning his WBC belt in the ring circulated, Twitter collectively scratched their heads in confusion.
WHAT THE FUCK IS JAKE PAUL DOING CHILLIN NEXT TO LUIS ORTIZ??? 😂😂
— Joe Weller (@joe_weller_) December 2, 2018
SORRY IS THAT JAKE PAUL IN LUIS ORTIZ’S CORNER?!
— Ieuan (@ieuandthomas) December 2, 2018
Why did jake Paul turn up in ortiz’s corner last night with a belt that he got for beating someone in a fight who basically didn’t train and even if he did train should only be fighting against inanimate objects.
— shxckwxvxs (@shxckwxvxs) December 2, 2018
— Eyre Max (@maxwell_dapkus) December 2, 2018
Wtf is jake paul doing in the ring…. this is a bad look for ortiz and boxing smh#WilderFury
— Saeed Bafakeeh (@SaeedBafakeeh) December 2, 2018
Jake Paul and True Geordie in Luis Ortiz’s corner YouTube doing bits pic.twitter.com/lRZlkp6Dz7
— Will Lenney (@Will__NE) December 2, 2018
Despite the backlash, having Jake in your corner might be good luck because Ortiz went on to win the fight.