Jake Paul Claims His Presence in Boxing Will Help Fighters Like David Benavidez and Caleb Plant

Published 03/13/2021, 2:00 PM EST
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)


Nobody ever expected Jake Paul to turn into a prominent name of boxing a few months back. Ever since he bagged a win over NBA star Nate Robinson, Paul propelled himself to vast stardom and glory. He stirred the entire combat sports fraternity by calling out some bigwigs of the sport.

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But, these are not just for show as the ‘Problem Child’ prioritizes his love for boxing over anything else. He wants to contribute to the same by employing all his hard work.

Recently, he spoke to iFL TV about his love for the sport and what he wishes to accomplish ahead.

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“I’m bringing something new to boxing and some people are gonna hate on it, some people are gonna realize that what I’m doing for the sport is great,” said Paul.

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)

He continued, “I’m bringing new fans, who’re gonna maybe become fans of me, then become fans of maybe Caleb Plant, David Benavidez, all of these guys. And you know these real champions who I respect so much so I just want to bring more eyeballs to the sport and make it more fun, make it more interesting.”

Although Paul mocked many pugilists in the past few months, he asserted that he respects boxers like David Benavidez, and the IBF super-middleweight champ, Caleb Plant. It can be noted that these are potential rivals of Canelo Alvarez, with whom ‘The Problem Child’ has a beef.

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Jake Paul – an upcoming star of the sport?

The YouTuber turned boxer has only 2 fights under his wing, but the amount of attention he’s received is akin to a top-notch boxer. He has a massive cruiserweight frame, and he spends countless hours in the gym to hone his boxing skills.

 

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Furthermore, he’ll contend with the former UFC welterweight star, Ben Askren, on April 17. Just like his previous two fights/wins, the ‘Problem Child’ will be ecstatic to win this fight and shut the naysayers.

Also, his first two fights were against non-fighters. Hence, Paul will be motivated to give it his all against a professional fighter. Given his hunger, it will be interesting to see how the 24-year-old presents himself in this much-awaited contest.

What do you make of Jake Paul’s aforementioned comments?

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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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