Jake Paul Wants Boxing to Take Over MMA: “We Need to Make This Sport More Popular”

Published 07/18/2021, 9:31 AM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 29: Jake Paul during the weigh-in for Miami Fight Night on January 29, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Paul will fight AnEsonGib in a match at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami on January 30. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)


The sport of boxing has seen a new star emerging in the form of Jake Paul. The latter, over the past few months, has been a center of attraction for obvious reasons. With his antics and actions, he has accrued wide attention towards himself and the sport. Prior to him, the sport of boxing saw a decline in its popularity. But ever since ‘The Problem Child’ has taken over, boxing is slowly becoming a fan favorite sport again.

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Recently, Paul interacted with ESPN Cleveland and opined, “MMA overtook boxing, you know, years ago. And MMA was sort of more popular and I wanna make that push along with my fellow boxers.”

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“Some I talking s**t to Canelo, talk s**t to whoever, but at the end of of the day, we’re all boxers and we need like to make this sport more popular.”

Jake Paul, in no time, worked on his boxing prowess to hammer opponents in the ring. In his last couple of fights, ‘The Problem Child’ fared way better than a usual boxer. Given his popularity and his results, he has been able to achieve his goal. i.e. to draw in millions of fans back to the sport of boxing and help the ‘Sweet Science’ once again establish its place at the peak.

Moving further, Jake Paul will battle out Tyron Woodley for his next boxing outing. With this, he will look forward to bringing in the MMA fans as well.

Is Jake Paul on the ideal pathway to take boxing to the stratosphere?

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The 3-0 boxer possesses the most captivating aura in boxing. This is why fans wish to see him compete more often. Also, with the form he’s currently racing in, it’s safe to admit ‘The Problem Child’ is on the right pathway to increase the popularity of the sport.

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)

With every fight, he will look ahead to bringing in more eyeballs, thus putting on a show worth the buzz. What do you make of Paul’s above comments?

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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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