Devin Haney Urges Logan Paul and Jake Paul to Respect Boxing Greats

Published 02/12/2021, 4:26 AM EST
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul celebrates with his brother, Logan, after defeating AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)


YouTubers- Logan Paul and Jake Paul have been fortunate to make their name in the stellar boxing community. They have bagged some lucrative opportunities and are currently feuding with some top-rated professional elites including Floyd Mayweather, Canelo Alvarez, and many more.

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That said, Paul brothers often face a lot of criticisms from the hardcore fight fans and professional pugilists. However, WBC lightweight champion, Devin Haney, has passed some valuable advice to them.

‘The Dream’ doesn’t want the Internet sensations to ridicule or trash-talk the elite boxers. Moreover, he wants them to have respect for the legends. Devin Haney connected with the AK & Barak show and posed his opinion on the Paul brothers.

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‘The Dream’ said, “I like Jake, I like Logan, I like both of these guys. I am friends with both of them, but I just feel like, them coming into boxing, you know being YouTubers and that sort I just feel that they should respect us. Respect the legends and the guys who pay their dues and guys who are legends in the sport of boxing.”

Haney added, “Don’t just come into the sport, you know disrespecting it because I think they are the reason why us young fighters are doing what we are doing and motivated as here. So, I just feel like they shouldn’t disrespect the guys who came before us and respect the greats.”

MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul looks on after defeating AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Jake Paul and Logan Paul are apparently at their peak as both have bagged fights against professional fighters. On bagging their respective wins, the Internet stars will seemingly boast themselves as elites. Paying heed to Haney’s words could help the brothers as they progress in the squared circle.

Jake Paul and Logan Paul- What’s next for them?

Jake Paul will fight former UFC fighter Ben Askren on April 17 in a professional boxing clash. Although ‘Funky’ isn’t a recognized striker, he is a world-class fighter. So, ‘The Problem Child’ can enrich his boxing resume by cementing the win over an elite combatant. It won’t add much value to his boxing accolades, but it will make him a relevant figure in the current combat talks.

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Meanwhile, Logan Paul will face unbeaten five-division world champion, Floyd Mayweather, in a special exhibition fight. Earlier, the two were reported to lock horns on February 20 at the Tokyo Dome in Japan. However, there has been a change in date due to unknown reasons. But, the fight is still relevant on charts and ‘The Maverick’ is on the brink of bagging a lucrative paycheck.

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Do you think Logan Paul and Jake Paul are doing justice to the sweet science?

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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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