“I Just Wanted to Go in There and Beat Him Up”: Anthony Taylor Describes First Sparring Session With Jake Paul

Published 08/17/2021, 9:37 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, on August 29th, will make his second boxing appearance in 2021. He will lock horns with the ex-UFC stalwart, Tyron Woodley, in a proficient boxing bout. This contest is inching closer with time and is hyped for obvious reasons. Also, it is by far the most unusual matchup of 2021, considered to be one of the sternest tests for the YouTuber-turned boxer.

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Recently, Anthony Taylor, who is also the sparring partner for Jake Paul, interacted exclusively with FightHype and spilled the beans on his first sparring session with ‘The Problem Child’. Speaking about Paul’s overall prowess, he said, “Well, I’ve been fighting for so long. I didn’t really have that mentality of a YouTuber Disney Channel guy. I just wanted to go in there and beat him up and fight him.” 

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“So when I wanted to go spar Jake, now I was like this guy can fight. He’s given me what, a pull, but forget he’s about 6’1” and a half, six to 210 pounds, right, I’m 5’7″ 180, you know, let’s not look like. He’s a big boy.”

Jake Paul, with time, has added some astonishing skill sets to his arsenal. That said, ‘The Chosen One can defeat Jake Paul. But the latter will come in prepared and with Taylor’s above comments, it’s clear that ‘The Problem Child’ has something special up his sleeve.

Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley – What can the fans expect?

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In his past fights, he’s been the sheer oppressor right from the start, and that’s seen him taste success. Hence, the 3-0 boxer, Jake Paul, might move ahead with his shots from the very first bell.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 13: Jake Paul (L) and Tyron Woodley (R) face off during a press conference before their cruiserweight fight at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on July 13, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)

On the other hand, Woodley might be calm and collected in the initial rounds. However, it won’t take much time for him to get into his proper element and hammer the Ohio native.

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This fight promises to be an action-packed thriller and it’ll be interesting to see who among the two comes out on top. Who will you be rooting for in a fight between the two?

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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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