Jake Paul Says His Growth in Boxing Is “Symbiotic and There’s Room for Everyone”

Published 11/11/2021, 4:17 PM 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)


Love him or hate him, we have all definitely heard or talked about Jake Paul at some point.

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So, how is he in this position in the sport when he is only 24 years old and has only 4 fights on his professional record? Among other obvious things like his ability to bring fresh eyes to the sport, there is one critical thing that he is doing right – fight.

So far, he has cherry-picked all of his opponents. Regardless of who he has fought up to this point, he has still managed to entertain fans and fight more than most pro-boxers who hardly fight once a year.

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He is now all set to step into his fifth professional bout against 7-0 undefeated boxer, Tommy Fury. The two are scheduled to fight in Florida on December 18.

At a recent post-press conference interview with FightHype, Jake Paul was asked if his brand could sustain itself if the likes of Canelo, Gervonta Davis, Terence Crawford, and others continue putting up mega fights.

A 110%! It just adds to everything I’m doing.”

I’m growing this sport, and this sport is growing me. So, it’s symbiotic and there’s room for everyone and I bring in a different audience,” said Jake Paul.

Boxing’s biggest star thinks Jake Paul is a real fighter now

Back in June, Floyd Mayweather said, “real fighters fight on Showtime”. It’s funny how his statement has aged; at 24, Jake Paul has already starred in a Showtime main event with just 3 pro-fights on his record at the time.

So, per Floyd Mayweather’s definition, Jake Paul is a “real fighter” now.

Paul’s story is one that will indubitably go down as one of the greatest in the sport. It’s not every day you see a YouTuber put gloves on, knock people out, tear through the sport, and even get signed onto Showtime.

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‘The Problem Child’ is not just taking a shot in the dark by taking up these fights.

He has a goal set for himself; the 24-year-old wants to reach the 10-0 mark by fighting the biggest names possible, whether he’ll want to continue after that remains uncertain.

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However, what would happen if he suffers a blemish on his record before he reaches that target? Will his stock drop all of a sudden and will fans just hop off the Paul hype train? Only time will tell.

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Sanjit Misra

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Sanjit Misra is a boxing author at EssentiallySports. Sanjit fused his passion for writing with his love for jabs, hooks, and uppercuts and entered the realm of boxing journalism. The elegance, the sweet science, and the finesse of hand-to-hand combat was what initially drew him into the world of boxing.

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