Jake Paul Roasted For Wearing ‘Fake’ $400,000 Richard Mille Watch
Eagle-eyed watch experts claim that Paul’s super-expensive Richard Mille timepiece is not the real deal.
Before Jake Paul brutally knocked out former UFC champ Tyron Woodley, the social media star-turned-boxer may have taken a giant “L” in luxury watch department.
Paul hyped his rematch with Woodley with an outlandishly opulent “Most Valuable Boxer” belt. It was hand-painted by street artist Alec Monopoly that featured three luxury watches—a Cartier, Rolex, and what appears to be a Richard Mille “Bubba Watson” RM 055.
“My ‘Most Valuable Boxer’ belt designed and painted by @alecmonopoly is my $500k Christmas present. Thanks to the kind hearted CEO of @mostvaluablepromotions for the belt,” he wrote.
“It’s hand painted by one of the greatest artists of our generation and features a Hermes Birkin bag sewed into the side as well as a diamond Cartier and Rolex watch.”
While Paul didn’t name the Richard Mille on his wrist, several watch-centric Instagram accounts pointed out details suggesting it’s almost certainly a fake.
A real Richard Mille “Bubba Watson,” named for the legendary golfer, sells for $400,000 or more and has a thin ceramic case, while Paul’s appears to be thick and plastic.
Highsnobiety also reports that the strap screws are positioned to closely together, citing comments from @superwatchman and @fakewatchbuster.
IG users also accused Paul of flashing a knock-off Richard Mille in the comments, with one writing, “All that and can’t even get a real watch ur a clown.” Another replied, “$500k on a belt but u got finessed with a fake watch.”
Of course, the spectacular ending to his latest celebrity boxing match buried any concerns inauthentic timepiece.
After an uneventful first five rounds, 24-year-old Paul uncorked a devastating overhand right that knocked 39-year-old Woodley out cold, leaving him face down in the center of the ring.
“This guy is a legend, don’t take anything away from his career as a UFC champion, and respect him for taking this fight on two weeks’ notice,” Paul said of Woodley’s decision to step in last-minute to replace Tommy Fury.
But if his IG critics are correct, it looks like Paul’s baller Mille watch could turn out to be the stuff of legend, as well.
But don’t worry Paul will keep making bank in the boxing ring for the forseeable future.
Earlier this week, Paul revealed he offered Jorge Masvidal–another UFC star on the decline–$5 million and a cut of the pay–per-view profits to meet him in the boxing ring. Masvidal shot back that he wanted $20 million, which seems like pure fantasy.
Whether Paul fights Mavidal, boxer Tommy Fury or another opponent next remains to be seen.