Jake Paul Proclaims: “I Am One of the Top Three Draws for Sure”

Published 08/30/2021, 7:28 AM EDT
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)


Jake Paul has always touted himself to be a major influence in the sport of boxing. Meanwhile, his latest win over former UFC champion Tyron Woodley seems to have validated these claims to a whole new level. Paul returned to his hometown Cleveland for the Showtime PPV and garnered a record-breaking gate sale.

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The PPV buys are yet not out, but already cites a hefty amount to be incoming onboard. That said, Paul has once again claimed himself to be one of the most popular faces in the sport today. Taking a look at the audience on his in-ring return, he connected with the media post-fight and shed views on the scenario.

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Jake Paul said, “This is a completely different audience, and that’s what I want to bring to boxing. So, I am gonna bring that over. They will become the fans of boxing and love all the other fighters.”

“But certainly yeah, I am one of the top three draws for sure. Top three, top five, I don’t know. Let’s look at the numbers.”

In the past, the 24-year-old has sparked social media beef with several A-listed boxers and MMA fighters. His hit-list reflects big names like Canelo Alvarez, Nate Diaz, Conor McGregor, and Gervonta Davis, amongst others. Although none of these names looks interested in facing Paul, ‘The Problem Child’ has already sent a challenge from his end.

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Besides, his social media success has also brought a lot of eyeballs to Paul’s side, which newbies in boxing rarely relish. As Jake Paul is now 4-0 as an undefeated boxer, he can aim towards the bigger goals for his fighting future.

Jake Paul and his boxing

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Although Paul struggled to beat Tyron Woodley tonight, the win clearly upped his spot amongst the other professional boxers. From a rematch with the former UFC welterweight champion to a potential scrap against Tommy Fury, several options are await the social media star.

However, it’s time to return to the gym and re-fill the loopholes that Tyron Woodley exposed tonight. While Paul has envisioned himself becoming a world champion of the sport, he’ll need to tighten up his game from this point on.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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