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Lennox Lewis slams Jake Paul's bout with Ben Askren as a 'farce' before heavyweight legend warns that a YouTuber or 'pretend' boxer getting hurt from a fight is a 'recipe for disaster' Lennox Lewis has slammed Jake Paul's bout with Ben Askren as 'farcical' YouTuber-turned-boxer Paul boasts an unbeaten record in professional boxing Boxing legend Lewis shot down the 24-year-old's record during a Twitter rant The 55-year-old claims it is a 'recipe for disaster' if a 'pretend' boxer gets hurt 

By Sam Mcevoy For Mailonline

Published: 07:17 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 07:17 BST, 4 May 2021

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Lennox Lewis has slammed Jake Paul's win over Ben Askren as 'farcical' after going off on furious Twitter rant over the state of his 'beloved' sport.

The British heavyweight legend took aim at the American YouTuber for 'pretending' to be a professional boxer and has warned that it will be a 'recipe for disaster' if someone involved in one of these fights got seriously hurt.

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The 55-year-old took to Twitter to vent his fury at Paul's win over retired UFC welterweight Askren last month to make it three straight wins in the ring.

Lennox Lewis took aim at Jake Paul on Twitter

Jake Paul has won all three of his fights as a professional boxer

Lennox Lewis (left) has slammed YouTuber Jake Paul's (right) fights as a boxer as 'farcical'

The British boxing legend took to Twitter to slam the fight between two 'pretend' boxers

The British boxing legend took to Twitter to slam the fight between two 'pretend' boxers 

Reports has since emerged that Triller – who hosted the fight – are now suing illegal streamers for £72million ($100m), which Lewis claimed was inevitable given the target audience of those watching the fight. 

When referencing an article about Triller suing, Lewis wrote: 'What did they expect?

'The majority of the marketing was on social media targeting

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