Logan Paul Details How He Is Compelled to Support His ‘Ridiculous’ Brother Jake Paul Against Ben Askren

Published 04/09/2021, 10:44 AM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul celebrates with his brother, Logan, after defeating AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)


YouTuber turned professional boxer Logan Paul has made the headlines frequently over the past few months. The internet sensation will fight legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather while his brother Jake will face Ben Askren. And ahead of the latter, ‘The Maverick’ revealed why he has to back his brother.

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Paul will face Askren in a blockbuster event on April 17, which will feature a celebrity commentary team and also music performances from famous artists. Despite the event coming under serious criticism, everyone still seems to talk about it. And the older Paul has now given his take.

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The 0-1 boxer spoke to his brother’s opponent, Ben Askren on an episode of his podcast, ‘Impaulsive.’ Paul said, “It’s interesting because, you know, I want to be a good podcast host, I want to be respectful of our guests, but, in a way, you’re also fighting me. Because I’m the brother.”

‘The Maverick’ then added, “Well, he’s my blood. I have to, have to love and support him no matter how ridiculous he can be sometimes. That’s my family. You only got one of those. And so I have to ride with Jake, obviously.”

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul are closer than many think

These comments from Logan Paul showed just how much he values and supports his younger brother. His comments showed he is aware of Jake Paul’s erratic behavior but still has to back him through thick and thin.

This shows just how close the two brothers are. Despite Jake Paul’s public digs at him, Logan Paul has his younger brother’s back. And it was no surprise to find out he was backing ‘The Problem Child’ for the April 17 event.

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MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

However, the reason may surprise a few fans. Many would expect Paul to say he’s backing Jake Paul because he thinks he is the better fighter. However, his comments hinted that he’s backing him only because he is his brother.

What do you make of these comments from Logan Paul? Do you think he’s right in backing Jake Paul?

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READ: How Much Did Jake Paul Make From His Boxing Career?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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