Jake Paul Reveals How Mike Tyson Supported His Boxing Career

Published 11/09/2021, 6:45 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, these days, is at the peak of his boxing life. In just a short span of time, the YouTuber turned boxer has pinned himself as one household name in the sport. With his unusual boxing run, Paul has also attracted a lot of attention towards the sport.

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However, many boxing bigwigs are apprehensive about this, as they dislike what Jake Paul is up to. On the other hand, there are people like Mike Tyson, who totally understand and appreciate Jake Paul’s efforts for the sport of boxing.

Recently, Jake Paul was in an interview with Fox Sports Radio. Here, he shed some light on the support he received from ‘Iron’ Mike.

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“I think the first person to reach out and really show support was Mike Tyson. And he actually had me fight as the co-main event on his undercard when I knocked out Nate Robinson. And he has constantly given me so much credit and respect for what I’m doing. Because he sees how good it is for the sport and he sees how hard I worked.”

“But other guys like Evander Holyfield, Manny Pacquiao, Anthony Joshua, they’ve all shown love and support,” said ‘The Problem Child’.

Paul broke into the limelight last year when he competed on the Tyson vs Jones Jr. card. After his win, he called out umpteen combat sports stars. That’s when people began recognizing him.

Since then, the YouTuber turned boxer’s career has only been on a rise. Next month, he will storm into the boxing ring for the third time this year. On December 18, he will share the squared circle with a professional pugilist for the first time in his career.

Who is Jake Paul fighting next?

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A few days back, ‘The Problem Child’ made a sensation when he announced his fight with the Brit, Tommy ‘TNT’ Fury.

Both Fury and Paul are undefeated professionals who like to finish their fights. That said, a fight between them will determine the better fighter among the two and will do wonders for their careers.

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It will be interesting to see if Fury derails Jake Paul’s hype or ‘The Problem Child’ advances by beating the Brit.

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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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