Edgar Berlanga Lauds Jake Paul for His Efforts to Elevate Boxing

Published 04/24/2021, 3:00 PM EDT
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul fights Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for Triller)


Jake Paul has quickly turned himself into a household name in the boxing world. With his abrupt antics inside and outside the game, ‘The Problem Child’ has struck everyone’s eye and isn’t looking to stop anytime soon. Many boxing bigwigs have criticized him in the past, but there are countless pugilists who appreciate what he’s doing for the sport in general.

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Recently, the Puerto Rican super-middleweight, Edgar Berlanga, who was in chat with TMZ Sports, gave his take on Jake Paul’s efforts.

“You know shout out to Jake Paul at the end of the day it takes a real man to step in the ring, not a lot of people understand the hard work and the type of heart you need to step in that ring and get punched in the face,” he said.

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Paul is a considerable novice in the sport of boxing, but the fame and attention he’s accrued in the past few months have been immense. The Ohio native principally broke into the news when he called out some of the biggest MMA/UFC stars on the planet, including Conor McGregor and Ben Askren.

Last weekend, Paul even confronted one opponent from his hit list. He knocked out ‘Funky’ in the opening round to prove his class to one and all. Furthermore, he headlined an event that drew a lot of eyeballs to the sport.

Jake Paul – will he walk down as one of the best boxers of all time?

With 3 fights/wins to his name, Jake Paul is trying to stay super active with his boxing run, but to be the best, Paul will have to beat the best. That said, he will have to align himself against much bigger fights/opponents to pin the legendary status to his name.

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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)

The young gun seems to be enjoying his time in the sport, and he will only wish to capitalize on the same. It’ll be interesting to see who he shares the ring with in his fourth pro bout.

Who would you like to see Paul take on next? What is your take on Berlanga’s views on ‘The Problem Child’?

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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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