Ahead of the Ben Askren Fight, Jake Paul Reveals Why YouTube Is ‘More Stressful’ Than Boxing

Published 03/22/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul looks on against AnEsonGib during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)


YouTuber Jake Paul has received a lot of backlash from the boxing community for lacing up the gloves and stepping inside the squared circle in professional bouts. However, that doesn’t seem to have shattered his will to move forward in the sport.

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He has bagged his third pro-fight and will appear in action on April 17. While Paul’s boxing career appears to be on the rise, he also continues to be a prominent name in the YouTube circuit.

Meanwhile, ‘The Problem Child’ has recently opened up on his dual career and has claimed YouTube to be the harder one. It can further garner more backlash from the hardcore fight fans, but Jake Paul has displayed some facts to validate his claim.

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In interaction with I am Athlete Podcast, ‘The Problem Child’ gave several insights on his YouTube career and revealed why it’s harder than the sweet science.

“Doing YouTube is one of the hardest things in the world. It’s work ethic, it’s marketing, it’s being creative, it’s being entertaining. You have to get people to come back every single day. There’s 7 billion people in this world. Why is it that you can only name 10 Youtubers? It’s because they are actually talented and dedicated. Like I made videos for every single day for 800 days in a row,” said Jake Paul.

He added, “And this would be controversial, and I am sure someone will clip it and take it out of context. But someone asked me on an interview, what’s harder YouTube or boxing? And I said YouTube, hands down.”

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Following two successful KOs, Paul will test his boxing skills against a professional fighter and former MMA world champion in Ben ‘Funky’ Askren. However, he can still be the favorite as Askren has been a renowned wrestler whose striking abilities haven’t allured the fight fans.

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Moreover, Askren’s striking can really be suspect inside the squared circle. Meanwhile, Jake Paul can boast himself as a superior fighter if he gets a win against a pro combatant. All these factors tend to sensationalize the fight, paving the way for Jake Paul to attain more in the boxing world.

Do you think ‘Problem Child’ is taking the right steps as a pro athlete?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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