Has Jake Paul Fought Better Opponents Than Canelo Alvarez, Mike Tyson, and Floyd Mayweather in First Three Fights?

Published 08/13/2021, 11:47 AM 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 ranks among the biggest names in the sport of boxing today. The young gun has risen to the peak of the sport in no time, and he’s unquestionably a household name today. Moreover, casuals even compare him to the likes of Canelo Alvarez, Mike Tyson, Floyd Mayweather, and more. This shows the popularity and aura of the YouTuber turned boxing star.

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But is he really close to any of the aforementioned legends? Has he really fought better opponents than Floyd Mayweather, Canelo Alvarez, or ‘Iron’ Mike?

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Until now, ‘The Problem Child’ hasn’t faced a full-fledged pro-boxer in his short boxing run. But despite taking on the novices, he’s registered those bouts in his professional stint and not the exhibition one. That said, his first fight was against AnEsonGib, wherein he attained a sensational T/KO win.

In his second fight, he contended with the ex-NBA star, Nate Robinson, and put him to sleep. Next, he faced the retired MMA star, Ben Askren, in April 2021. In this fight, too, the Ohio native proved his worth and bagged a gratifying T/KO win.

Although Paul has some notable wins in his pro-boxing stint, the quality of opponents he faced isn’t close to the adversaries faced by Tyson, Mayweather, or Alvarez.

Will Jake Paul ever face some staunch opponents to test his skills?

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On August 29th, Paul will battle out Tyron Woodley, who was once a scary finisher in the UFC. Looking at this, it’s clear that ‘The Problem Child’ is going upward with his career as he is only looking to fight the big names.

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)

That said, fans can expect him to face some quality opponents once he establishes himself as a supreme superstar of the game after a few more fights.

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With that, all eyes will be on Jake Paul on his August 29th fight. Pending the outcome, who would you like to see Paul take on next after Tyron Woodley? Let us know.

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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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