Jake Paul Trains Like Canelo and Mayweather for Upcoming Fight With Tommy Fury

Published 11/19/2021, 4:49 PM EST


It seems Jake Paul is serious about shifting his media persona from YouTuber-turned-boxer to a proper athlete. Even though different people might have different opinions about the 24-year-old, he has proven himself 4 times already.

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Based on recent interviews and social media posts, it has become clear that ‘The Problem Child’ may not be in the sport for the long run. Paul’s ultimate aim is to reach 10-0 as a professional boxer; whether or not he’ll continue after that remains uncertain.

 

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After defeating former UFC champion Tyron Woodley by split decision only a couple of months back, Jake Paul is now ready to step into his fifth professional bout. However, this will be his first pro-fight against an actual “real” professional boxer – Tommy Fury.

Tommy Fury and Jake Paul will squash their bittersweet rivalry at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on December 18.

Ahead of his fight next month, Paul is giving it his all. He is now preparing for what could turn out to be his toughest challenge to date. In his latest social media post, he can even be seen working on a neck strengthening exercise that many legitimate professional boxers work on as well.

Jake Paul is training like Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez

Many big names in the sport use this harness method. Canelo Alvarez, Floyd Mayweather, Anthony Joshua, and others in the sport use this technique to develop and strengthen neck muscles.

The neck harness method helps boxers and other fighters get a competitive advantage over others. By lifting weight plates with a harness over the head, athletes are able to increase neck strength, endurance and even expand their range of motion.

This is critical for boxers as head movement is a big part of the game; this technique could help fighters show more fluidity in their defense and head movement. Canelo Alvarez is famous for his head movement and exceptional in-ring defense.

He spends hours and hours shadow-boxing and sparring elite partners to perfect his movement; however, the Mexican pound-for-pound king couples all of that with these neck harness lifting exercises.

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Even the only man who has ever beaten Canelo, Floyd Mayweather, relies on neck harness exercises to build neck strength. ‘Money’ Mayweather is also famous for his incredible head and neck movement in between exchanges and by the ropes.

If you ever decide to try this out on your own, it is highly recommended that you do this under expert supervision. You could visit Mightyfighter.com as they have laid out a three-point routine that you might want to consider and run by your instructor or trainer before executing on your own.

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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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