Jake Paul Admits Money Motivated Him to Take Up Boxing: ‘There Is No Money Like Boxing Money’

Published 04/11/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul looks on after defeating AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)


Jake Paul ranks among the biggest boxing maestros of the modern era. In no time, ‘The Problem Child’ has garnered massive attention around him and he’s going super-strong with the same even today.

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Prior to boxing, Paul already had an exemplary career in the entertainment world. And he was unquestionably turning into a huge fan-favorite star. Despite that, the young gun transitioned his focus to the sport of boxing, as the money behind it primarily motivated him.

Speaking to True Geordie on the same, Paul said, “At the end of the day, I’ve always been an entrepreneur, I’ve always been a businessman. There is no money like boxing money.”

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“For people to say, for boxers to say, ‘oh the money doesn’t drive me here or whatever they’re gonna say ‘ I do because I’ve been fighting my whole life. That’s cool, a lot of that’s true but, this is a big business at the end of the day,”

Over the past few months, Paul has created a massive buzz around him. He primarily broke into the news headlines after a thrilling win over former NBA star, Nate Robinson.

After the fight, ‘The Problem Child’ took a dig at some bigwigs like the former UFC double champ, Conor McGregor, his teammate Dillon Danis and the veteran, Ben Askren.

He even called these fighters out for a full-fledged boxing match. That said, Paul will confront one such opponent on his hit list, Ben Askren on April 17.

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Is Jake Paul the next big thing in boxing?

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Paul took up boxing just a few years back, but he’s already looking to trace a long pathway in the sport. For his fight with ‘Funky’, the 24-year-old has spent a good amount of time in the gym alongside some renowned MMA and boxing stars.

MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 29: Jake Paul during the weigh-in for Miami Fight Night on January 29, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Paul will fight AnEsonGib in a match at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami on January 30. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)

‘The Problem Child’ has waited for this fight for a long time, and the bout will finally take place next week. If he gets past the former MMA star somehow, he will look for even bigger opponents to cement his reign in the history books.

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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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