Jake Paul Explains Why He Turned Down a Fight With Tekashi 6ix9ine

Published 07/18/2021, 6:30 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 is slowly and steadily spreading his roots in the boxing universe. Despite being a complete novice, he still is one of the household names of boxing. With time, he’s looking to challenge himself by facing the best names from boxing and MMA. That said, next month, he will enter a massive showdown with the former UFC welterweight champ, Tyron Woodley.

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Post that fight, he will only look to battling even better contenders, thus strengthening his boxing resume. Also, this is one of the predominant reasons why he turned down a fight with rapper and songwriter Tekashi 6ix9ine.

Speaking to Dave Portnoy and Josh Richards, he said, Jake Paul vs 6ix9ine would be a huge fight, huge PPV but like, let’s be real, it’s going down in level”

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‘The Problem Child’ has rolled out colossal statements in the fight world over the past few months. His prime breakthrough came in when he outclassed the ex-NBA star, Nate Robinson, in November 2020.

Post that win, he called out some of the most prominent MMA personalities, including the biggest UFC superstar, Conor McGregor. With that, he became an overnight star of the game.

On August 29th, he will test himself in deep waters against ‘The Chosen One’, a former UFC champion. Woodley was a devastating striker. His power without having to undergo a weight cut will certainly trouble Paul next month.

What if Jake Paul gets past Tyron Woodley?

In just his early days in the sport, ‘The Problem Child’ has already chalked out his intentions of becoming a bigwig.

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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)

For that, he knows he’ll have to battle out the best in the game. And accordingly, if he gets past Woodley on August 29th, the YouTuber turned boxer will certainly look to test himself against the likes of Floyd Mayweather and more.

It’ll be interesting to see if he really gets to fight the opponent he wishes to. What do you draw off his above comments? Who do you want Jake Paul to fight after Tyron Woodley?

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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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