‘I Would Be Jail’: Jake Paul Shuts Down ‘No Knockout’ Clause Rumors

Published 11/06/2021, 8:47 PM EDT


Jake Paul, over the past 11 months, has turned out to be the most debatable boxing star of modern times. The YouTuber achieved fame quickly and his stock is only increasing. Moreover, he is also elevating his boxing stint in the finest way as he is placing himself inside the ring against the biggest of names across boxing and MMA.

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But being at such a tremendous level, Paul is bound to be surrounded by a few controversies and rumors. One such rumor that took over the internet a few days back was ‘The Problem Child’ putting ‘no knockout’ clause in his fight contracts.

After his rivals, Dillon Danis and Claressa Shields spoke about this, the Ohio native couldn’t sustain himself from giving a response to both of them.

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Per Michael Benson, he said, “Look, it’s a bunch of losers trying to make s*** up to get in the headlines. It’s highly illegal, I would be in jail. That’s like rigging a fight. It’s all nonsense.”

Paul, last faced former UFC welterweight champ, Tyron Woodley, wherein he was about to get knocked out. However, the YouTuber somehow managed to retain his vertical base and secure a decision win.

Post that, many fans and fighters shared a common notion of seeing Paul go up against pro-boxers and not retired fighters. Consequently, ‘The Problem Child’ lined himself up for a fight against Tommy Fury. This contest will materialize on December 18.

Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury – A tough test for the YouTuber turned boxer

Both ‘The Problem Child’ Jake Paul and Tommy ‘TNT’ Fury are in the initial stages of their boxing career. They both are looking to go big. That said, they will look to terrify each other with their offensive approach to march into 2022 with their undefeated streaks still intact.

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This fight is considered as Jake Paul’s toughest bout because Fury is a pro-boxer who has only fought boxers of his caliber until now.

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With that in mind, it will be interesting to see how ‘The Problem Child’ fares in this high-class collision.

What do you make of Jake Paul’s above comments regarding the knockout clause?

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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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