“I Used to Be a Stripper”: Jake Paul’s Sparring Partner Details About His Life Before YouTube

Published 08/07/2021, 12:30 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)


On August 29, Jake Paul will step inside the boxing ring for the second time in 2021. He will battle out the ex-UFC welterweight king, Tyron Woodley, in a pro-boxing bout. The Paul vs Woodley fight will be the obvious center of attraction on fight night, but the undercard of this contest will boast of some high-class encounters.

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One of the fights on the undercard will take place between Paul’s sparring partner, Anthony Taylor, and rival Tommy Fury.

Taylor, who’s never been in the limelight, is eager to test himself under the big lights. Moreover, he wants to maximize on the opportunity of fighting on ‘The Problem Child’s undercard. Ahead of that, Taylor recently interacted with Sky Sports Boxing, wherein he spilled the beans on his profession before coming to the fight world.

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He said, “Hey, I used to be a stripper. No one’s bringing that up. ‘Oh Yes, you’re not a fighter’. I just happened to go into MMA.”

“Exactly, you get people saying, Jake’s a boxer, Jake’s a YouTuber now. He’s a boxer. Hey, I was a stripper worse than a YouTuber, now an MMA fighter. What is the difference between those two?”

With his above comments, it seems ‘Pretty Boy’ is drawing major inspirations from Jake Paul. The latter came into this sport and became a top-notch attraction with his antics. Moreover, he’s inspired countless other stars like Anthony Taylor to lace up the boxing gloves and fight in front of millions.

Is Anthony Taylor on the brink of becoming a hotshot like Jake Paul?

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Paul rose to super-stardom in boxing in just a few months. His predominant breakthrough came in last year when he defeated Nate Robinson with an astonishing T/KO.

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)

Post his win, Paul called out several popular personalities in combat sports, including the biggest UFC superstar, Conor McGregor. Slowly and steadily he became a household name in the sport, and now, he’s one elite star.

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That said, Anthony Taylor too will first look to attain a win on August 29. Subsequently, he will look forward to increasing his activities in the sport to become a gigantic star like Jake Paul.

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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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