Is Jake Paul Fighting Tonight?

Published 04/30/2022, 8:31 PM EDT
Dec 18, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Jake Paul celebrates after knocking out Tyron Woodley (not pictured) at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Boxing has had many historic nights in the past at the Madison Square Garden. The arena has played host to many exciting bouts, and tonight, it will play host to what may go down as the greatest night for women’s boxing. Katie Taylor will defend her undisputed lightweight crown against Amanda Serrano.

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However, prior to this, those who barely know about the sport of boxing are wondering if Jake Paul himself is going to lace up the gloves tonight. The reason that ignited this query is the pretty intense hype created by the social media personality.

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As a co-promoter of this mega-event, ‘The Problem Child’ is exploiting every opportunity to get to the sports fans. Until now, the 25-year-old has been more to the interviews than the pugilists of this fight.

He even made headlines for his ongoing exchange with Eddie Hearn. As this drama is drawing more public attention, it might have come across that he is fighting rather than promoting at tonight’s event. However, ‘The Problem Child’ is not competing and will only be around as a promoter.

One million dollar bet between Eddie Hearn and Jake Paul

During the last major pre-fight press conference, both promoters engaged in a verbal trade. Hearn asked Paul, “You’re fully confident that your charge will be victorious and become an undisputed lightweight world champion?” As usual, ‘The Problem Child’ hit him back with a sharp reply. He said, “more confident than you are.”

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Furthermore, he proposed a deal and said, “I’ll bet you all of the jewelry that I’m wearing right now that Amanda wins the fight.”

However, Hearn rejected the jewelry offer and asked for something big. Eventually, they settled on a million-dollar bet and shook hands on it.

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Interestingly, Jake Paul is selling more than any entity in the upcoming clash. Therefore, the question came to the surface of whether he is fighting or not.

What do you think of this query? Let us know in the comments below.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.

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