JAKE PAUL insists he no longer needs to make crass personal insults to get under the skin of potential opponents.
No line was too far for the YouTuber-turned-boxer to cross when he first burst onto the combat sports scene in 2020.
His sick taunts of Conor McGregor's fiancee, Dee Devlin, two years ago epitomised his willingness to leave no subject untouched- which, in hindsight, he puts down to immaturity.
The Problem Child told SunSport last weekend: "It’s definitely a case-by-case basis.
"I am older now – when I was talking s**t to Conor I was like 23 so I was a little bit more reckless.
"I’ve definitely matured to 26 years old now.
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"So I don’t feel the need to go to those places."
Paul, however, won't pull his punches if he's goaded into a personal war of words.
The 26-year-old continued: "But if it goes there, it’ll go there.
"But I’m not going to purposely be ruthless like that.
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"And I think before my words were bigger than my actions.
"And now my actions are bigger than my words and I like that balance better."
Paul is just weeks away from a grudge match with fellow social media star Tommy Fury, who he'll meet in a Saudi showdown on February 26.
And the former Disney star is brimming with confidence ahead of his first clash with a professional boxer.
Following their fiery face-off last weekend, the American said of Fury: "He's going to get knocked out by a Disney star, plain and simple, that's it.
"You'll see, you'll see who the real professional boxer is.
"All these critics, all these people saying, 'Fight a real boxer.'
"Here we go.
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"Tommy has so much to lose, his family is going to disown him when I knock him the f*** out, plain and simple, that's it.
"Sorry Tyson, I love you but it's over for your brother."
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