'I would love to' – Jake Paul called out to fight by Tito Ortiz but UFC legend admits he is an 'AMATEUR' in boxing | The Sun

TITO ORTIZ is open to a fight against Jake Paul – but the UFC legend admitted he is an "AMATEUR" when it comes to boxing.

Ortiz held the UFC light-heavyweight title from 2000-2003 and most recently fought in MMA against ex-WWE star Alberto Del Rio in 2019.


But the American, 47, made a shock switch to the ring last September, losing to MMA great Anderson Silva, also 47.

It leaves Ortiz winless in the ring but still refusing to rule out a bout with YouTuber-turned prizefighter Paul, 25.

He said on Chris Van Villet's podcast: “I would love to. That’d be amazing.

"That would be fun. Once again, I have an 0-1 record, he has a [5-0] record. I still feel like I’m an amateur in boxing.

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"I do a lot in mixed martial arts, but I still feel myself as an amateur but I’m competitive. I’m very competitive.”

Ortiz is yet to return since his first-round knockout loss to Silva.

Whereas Paul most recently knocked out Tyron Woodley, 40, last December, four months after beating the ex-UFC champ on points.

He also has KOs over online rival "AnEsonGib", ex-NBA player Nate Robinson, 38, and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, 38.

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Paul was set to face Hasim Rahman Jr, 31, in his comeback fight on August 6 at New York's iconic Madison Square Garden.

But a weight disagreement between the two forced the entire MSG event to be cancelled only a week out.

As revealed by SunSport, Paul is now eyeing a return in October for his sixth professional bout.

Rahman was due to be his first opponent with a recognised boxing record after Tommy Fury, 23, twice pulled out, with injury and a visa issue.

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