Boxing: Jake Paul Reveals Ultimate Retirement Goal

Published 09/17/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for Triller)


Nobody in the combat sports world today is as debatable as the YouTuber turned boxer, Jake Paul. In a brief span of time, Paul has become one of the genuine stars of the sport. Despite all his controversies and antics, there’s no doubt that Paul has brought in some weight back to the sport of boxing. This came in at a very vital stage.

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Also, he’s still in the relatively early days of his career, but he isn’t eyeing a long spell in the ring. Instead, he wants to make the most out of his time in a brief while.

Recently, ‘The Problem Child’, in an interaction with MMA Fighting, spilled the beans on his retirement and more aspirations. He said, “It’d be dope to get to 10-0. Part of me wants to become world champion. I would kick the belt into the f***ing crowd, not give a f*** about it and be like, ‘F*** all you guys who doubted me, now I’m retiring.'” (h/t Michael Benson)

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For now, Jake Paul’s track record stands at 4-0. He added his last win back on August 29, when he faced a real boxing challenge presented by Tyron Woodley. Paul dictated the fight for the first half, however, midway, he lost focus.

Despite that, he continued fighting and showed tremendous heart and character to bag an SD win and put out a huge statement of his skills and stamina.

Who’s next for Jake Paul?

Ever since Jake Paul concluded his tussle with Tyron Woodley, people want him to go ahead and fight even more skilled technicians.

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for Triller)

However, Woodley is still chasing a rematch with ‘The Problem Child’. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that Paul is interested in offering him the same anymore.

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Instead, his team is in talks to book his next boxing appearance against Tommy Fury, the younger brother of heavyweight champ, Tyson Fury.

Given Paul’s standing, it’ll be interesting to see what’s officially next for him. What do you think?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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