How Brothers Logan Paul and Jake Paul Have Changed Boxing Forever

Published 04/16/2021, 1:50 AM EDT
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)


Jake Paul and Logan Paul are two of the most famous brothers in the world. The American social media stars have gained global fame thanks to their content creation and their many controversies. As they now try their hand at boxing, let’s look at how the brothers have changed the sport.

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Jake Paul will face Ben Askren as the main event on Saturday, while his older brother, Logan Paul, will face boxing legend Floyd Mayweather later in the year. However, this is something that no one would have predicted a few months ago.

MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul celebrates 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)

As a result, the Paul brothers have shown a different way to get the money fights in the sport. While many boxers work for years on end to challenge a champion, the American internet sensations have landed big-money fights purely on the back of their fame outside the sport. This will encourage more boxers to build up their social media presence. Something similar to the likes of Ryan Garcia.

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Another aspect that the Paul brothers have changed is the trash-talk in the sport.

Despite being called ambitious at first, the two brothers have stuck to their eccentric behavior, and it has paid off. Logan Paul got his wish with a bout against Mayweather, while the entire boxing community is talking about the 2-0 boxer’s next fight because of all the trash-talking.

READ MORE: How Will Jake Paul Fare in an MMA-Fight Against Ben Askren?

Are Logan Paul and Jake Paul twins?

The two brothers may have changed the way boxers market themselves forever. Moreover, the siblings showed the world that one could talk things into existence. Thus, we may see more professional boxers engaging in verbal battles. However, what is the story with the Paul brothers? Are Logan and Jake Paul twins?

The two brothers may have risen to fame at the same time. However, they are not twins. Logan Paul was born in 1995, while Jake Paul was born in 1997. Therefore, ‘Maverick’ is older than ‘The Problem Child’ by two years. However, they have shared a close bond throughout their life.

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MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 29: Jake Paul during the weigh-in for Miami Fight Night on January 29, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Paul will fight AnEsonGib in a match at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami on January 30. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)

They first rose to fame on Vine as they helped each other make videos. However, they transitioned to YouTube and constantly featured in each other’s virtual offerings. Thus, it is easy to see why many have confused the brothers to be twins.

What do you make of the Paul brothers? Do you think they have changed the way boxers behave?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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