‘Jake Paul is Knocking Everyone Out’ – Jamel Herring Gives a Shocking Take On Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren

Published 04/01/2021, 5:00 PM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul celebrates 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)


Jamel Herring will take on Carl Frampton for the WBO super-featherweight title. The 35-year-old goes into the bout as the champion but faces a stern test against the tough Britisher. However, ahead of his fight, Herring has joined in on one of the hottest topics in the sport right now.

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Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren has taken center stage in the sport ever since the pair agreed to fight. The two will fight as the main event on April 17. And the WBO super-featherweight champion, Herring, has given his take on the bout and it may raise a few eyebrows.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 05: In this handout image provided by Top Rank, Jamel Herring celebrates defeating Jonathan Oquendo during a Jr. Lightweight WBO World Title bout at MGM Grand Conference Center Grand Ballroom on September 05, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank via Getty Images)

The 22-2 boxer spoke to FightHype.com on YouTube and revealed his opinion on the two fighting. He said, “Right now, Jake Paul is knocking everyone out, you know what I mean? So, I mean, like I said, I’m not one of the fighters that knock it cause they’re YouTubers or whatever you want to call them.”

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This comment showed Herring is not like the others fighters and traditional boxing fans who have criticized the event. In addition, he gave his prediction for the fight. “But, I mean, if you asked me my prediction, I mean, Jake Paul is a big dude. So, he may potentially get the knockout again,” said Herring.

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Why will these comments from Jamel Herring raise a few eyebrows?

The American champion made no secret of his admiration for the work Paul has done in the short while he has been in the sport. In addition, he also revealed he was not against the event just because Paul is a YouTuber. So why will this be surprising?

The Paul vs. Askren event has faced immense criticism solely because of the amount the fighters will earn. Despite having little to no boxing experience, both fighters will make a fortune from this event, and much more than another professional boxer with a similar record.

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Therefore, for Herring, a 35-year-old champion, fans would have expected him to have a traditional outlook and be against the event which will also feature musical performances and a celebrity commentary team.

However, Herring is clearly judging the card solely on the fighters’ ability and gave his prediction for the fight.

What do you think about these comments from Jamel Herring? Do you think the champion is right with his prediction?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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