Jake Paul Ignores Naomi Osaka, Calls Himself ‘Highest Paid Athlete Under 25’

Published 01/15/2022, 1:41 AM EST
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for Triller)


Jake Paul had a stellar 2021, as he witnessed an immaculate rise in his boxing career. The YouTuber turned boxer bagged three massive wins and remained successful in his non-boxing ventures as well. With this, ‘The Problem Child’ saw a surge in his earnings. He recently found a spot on the highest-paid athletes’ list.

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Taking it to Twitter, Paul wrote, “Highest paid athlete under 25” 

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However, Boardroom later came in with a tweet to counter Paul’s statement. They wrote, .@NaomiOsaka is 24 years old.”

Osaka, a top-notch tennis sensation, stood tall as the highest-paid female athlete of 2021 with $57.3 million; Jake Paul earned a total of $45 million total in 2021.

Although he banked a lot, he came in $12.3 million behind the 24-year-old tennis player.

Jake Paul fought thrice in 2021. First, he met the ex-UFC welterweight fighter, Ben Askren. With his colossal frame and power, the Ohio native outclassed ‘Funky’ in just 1 round. Later, he confronted Tyron Woodley in an 8-round affair in August.

To everyone’s surprise, this fight went the distance and Woodley became the first opponent Jake Paul couldn’t finish. However, Paul claimed an SD win.

For his third outing in 2021, he was aligned to face Tommy Fury. As the Briton withdrew from the fight, the then 4-0 boxer secured a rematch against ‘The Chosen One’.

Jake Paul made a statement in the Tyron Woodley rematch

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Jake Paul met Tyron Woodley in a rematch at the Amalie Arena in Tampa. Woodley dictated the pace of the fight for six rounds. However, Jake Paul waited to land his best punch.

Dec 18, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Jake Paul fights Tyron Woodley at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

He finally shook Woodley with the same in round 6. Landing an overhand right, Paul floored Woodley to score a gratifying KO win. This was his biggest career win to date and ‘The Problem Child’ will look to roll out similar performances in 2022.

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What do you draw off Jake Paul’s above tweet and his $45 million earnings? Will he eclipse them this year?

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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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