“I Look Like Mike Tyson”- Jake Paul Calls Himself a Modern-Era Legend of Boxing

Published 08/24/2021, 11:10 PM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul looks on against AnEsonGib during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)


Ahead of a career-defining appearance, Jake Paul seems to be confident about beating Tyron Woodley on August 29. However, his recent claims reflect a bigger goal than that. The 24-year-old, who will probably stick around the sport for a long time, envisions himself becoming an icon of modern-era combat, similar to what Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali had become in their times.

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3-0 as a boxer, Paul has had a successful beginning to his combat journey. Meanwhile, a win against Tyron Woodley will be the biggest achievement of his career so far. That said, ‘The Problem Child’ connected with Brian Custer to address several scenarios. One such scenario was his status amid the legends of boxing.

Jake Paul said, “People don’t get to follow that journey very often as it stands. You know, for the kids, you know, I look like Mike Tyson. You know your grandpa had Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson. Your dad had Floyd Mayweather. This generation has Jake Paul. And so you know, if they want to see a highlight-reel knockout, they want to be a part of the viral conversation. So far that’s what I have delivered.”

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Jake Paul has also received criticism from traditional fans and several elite combatants. Coming from the social media community, Paul’s arrival in boxing didn’t sit well with many people. Nevertheless, Jake Paul has been successful so far, both- as a boxer and a surging star.

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While his resume still lacks a credible striker onboard, Tyron Woodley will be the toughest test of his career. That said, the nearing fight can clear several clouds floating over the combat world.

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On beating Jake Paul, he will earn appraisal from several boxers who aren’t favoring Paul’s progress in the sport. As he is an elite striker, he will not be an easy opponent for ‘The Problem Child’ by any means.

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A win will also open the road for Tyron Woodley to continue his activity in the squared circle. Thus, if he gets his hand raised, the possibilities are endless for the MMA elite.

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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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