‘Mike Tyson Has Never Watched Me Spar’: Jake Paul Blasts ‘Hater’ Freddie Roach for ‘Spreading Rumors’

Published 09/22/2022, 3:45 PM EDT
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)

Youtuber turned boxer Jake Paul has become an integral part of the boxing industry. However, he is often criticised by people for being an outsider. Recently, veteran trainer Freddie Roach revealed that boxing legend Mike Tyson left in 30 seconds after seeing Paul spar inside the ring. 

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Following Roach’s remarks, Jake Paul revealed his side of the story. He stated that he has never trained at Roach’s Wild Card gym. He even said that Roach is a ‘fu**ing idiot’ and he is a ‘hater‘. Paul further added, “He coached Ben Askren to no avail, literally worthless. He’s off his rocker. He literally trains zero good fighters anymore and is a Jake Paul hater. Mike Tyson has never watched me spar. Mike Tyson has never been in the gym at the same time as me sparring.”

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‘The Problem Child’ also mentioned that he had once visited the gym for a meeting. “But Mike Tyson wasn’t anywhere in the vicinity, so it’s just Freddie Roach spreading rumours,” Paul exclaimed.

Following that, he even said that he is friends with Tyson, and he would never do something like this. As per Paul, Tyson would probably say, “‘Ah f*** this kid, let’s go and do something else.’”

Jake Paul looking forward to face the toughest opponent of his career

The Ohio native was scheduled to fight Tommy Fury on August 6th, at the Madison Square Garden. However, the latter withdrew from the fight, and Hasim Rahman Jr. came as a replacement. But even that fight got canceled. But now the 25-year-old will go up against UFC legend Anderson Silva. 

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The Brazilian fighter got his boxing license from Arizona some time back. Fans already predicted that he has done so for his clash with Paul. Following that, it was officially announced that the two will face off on October 29th. 

Apparently, Paul’s young age might be an advantage for him against Silva. However, the latter’s fighting experience and prowess might become a problem for Paul. Only time will tell how this fight plays out. 

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In the interim, what do you think about Paul’s response to Roach’s remarks? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Shashank Wankhede

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Shashank Wankhede is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. When it comes to boxing, the blockbuster film 'Rocky' sparked his interest in the sport. He holds Muhammad Ali in great regard and is a sincere admirer of his narrative, struggle, and accomplishments.

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