Jake Paul Pens Motivational Message While Paying Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. on His Birth Anniversary

Published 01/16/2024, 2:49 AM EST

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Martin Luther King Jr. was known for his exceptional perseverance in the face of adversity during the American Civil Rights Movement. The one trait that Jake Paul shares with him is that of not giving up. The 15th of January is the birth anniversary of the leader and the boxer made sure to pay his respect on this day.

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Most Valuable Promotions, with Paul as founder, have been growing at a steep rate. What started as a marketing ploy has now turned into a major name in the world of boxing. On the occasion of the anniversary, the company posted on its Instagram, which was later shared by Paul. How did King Jr. inspire Paul to keep expanding his boundaries?

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The post captioned “To achieve greatness you must dedicate your life to the goal. MVP celebrates the legacy of MLK.” had a picture of King Jr. and one of his famous quotes. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” read the line below the picture. Paul shared the story saying “Facts. Make the impossible possible” which makes sense in Paul’s context. Who would have thought that a controversial social media personality would step into the world of boxing, dare to aim to become a world champion and provide a platform for not only himself but for the other fighters he pulls forward along with him?

The promotion itself has co-produced fights featuring Paul against opponents like Tyron Woodley, Anderson Silva, and Tommy Fury. It has become a significant player in the boxing scene. Notably, they signed Amanda Serrano, the undisputed featherweight champion, and played a key role in organizing the historic Katie Taylor vs. Serrano bout at Madison Square Garden in 2022. Another historical achievement was on October 27, 2023, when Serrano competed in the first 12 three-minute women’s boxing bout since 2007. What is next for Paul?

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Jake Paul outlines his ambitions of fighting in March

After an impressive Round 1 knockout of Andre August in December, Jake Paul is gearing up for his return to the ring on Saturday, March 2, at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico in San Juan. The event starts at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, with the main event ring walks anticipated around 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. The co-main event features Amanda Serrano vs. Nina Meinke. Jake Paul’s official opponent for the upcoming bout is yet to be confirmed.

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However, he has teased the submission of contracts to two potential contenders in a tweet on January 2, adding an element of anticipation. There are advanced talks with Ryan Bourland (17-2). But the realization of the match remains uncertain at this stage, fueling speculation around the much-anticipated event.

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Paul is an unstoppable force now. He marches forward with confidence and is setting higher goals for himself. Do you think Paul has it in himself to prove himself right? What did you make of MVP’s tribute to the eminent personality? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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