“I Want to Bring Boxing Back to the Forefront of Sports”- Jake Paul Makes a Bold Claim

Published 08/13/2021, 1:30 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)


Amid all the negative responses, Jake Paul doesn’t seem to have lost his passion for boxing. 3-0 as a pro, Paul will now face ex-UFC champion Tyron Woodley on August 29 in a Showtime PPV. On bagging a win, he will advance himself into the sports’ current ride. However, Paul might have envisioned doing something greater for boxing.

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There’s no denying the 24-year-old has already grabbed legitimate attention from fans and is one of the most popular names in present-day boxing. That said, a recent scenario has leveled up his notion of being the fighting face in the sport.

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Boxing trainer Stephen Edwards revealed a situation in social media, claiming that he had come across a kid who wanted to know about Jake Paul on gaining knowledge of Edward’s profession.

‘The Problem Child’ responded to the Tweet, saying, “This what I do it for. I want to bring boxing back to the forefront of sports like it deserves to be. You can keep hating on me, but I promise I’m trying to lift the sport we all love. Please if you see that kid again, tell him I appreciate his support.”

When Jake Paul had announced his pro boxing debut in 2019, several traditional fans mocked him. But the social media star took to the sport and complimented his loud-mouth with his profitable actions. That said, he is on the brink of entering a career-defining bout that can bring him a lot of fame in the combat world.

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Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley-  A slugfest on the cards

Both Paul and Woodley have already been rivals for months. Following a heated backstage altercation at Paul’s fight against Ben Askren, the fighters are now aligned to meet each other in the ring.

As they will collide at the Rocket Mortgage Field House in Ohio, Cleveland, Paul, who will relish support from his home crowd, can use it as an added feud in the fight.

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Tyron Woodley will also have a must-win situation on board. After losing relevancy in the UFC, a loss to Jake Paul can put a quell on his combat run.

While the upcoming fight will be the former UFC fighter’s debut in pro boxing, Paul has already appeared in three bouts. Considering their backgrounds, both men will have their chances of winning the showdown, which can actually intensify the scrap even more.

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Who do you think will have the last laugh? Jake Paul or Tyron Woodley?

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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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