Sparring Partner Gives Shocking Details About Jake Paul’s Growth in Boxing

Published 08/07/2021, 2:25 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)


Despite all the criticism, Jake Paul has showcased constant progression in his boxing journey. After debuting against a fellow YouTuber in 2o19, the 24-year-old upgraded his opponents with every progressive scrap. In his second fight, Paul faced an athlete in Nate Robinson inside the boxing ring.

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However, the retired NBA player couldn’t offer much and lost the fight via KO in the second round. From there, Paul went on to beat former MMA champion, Ben Askren, in his third appearance and is on the brink of facing 5X UFC champion Tyron Woodley on August 29. Besides, Jake Paul’s sparring partner Anthony Taylor has revealed a few more insights that validate Paul’s steady growth as a pugilist.

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In a chat with Sky Sports, Anthony Taylor said, “A lot of these people say Jake doesn’t take you serious. I am with Jake every single day. For a guy who has been training for three years, his growth is equivalent of a guy who has been boxing for six years. Imagine, you doing boxing for three years. You would probably go to the gym 2-3 times a week for an hour, right?”

“Jake has been going to the gym three years straight, three times a day, six times a week. So you gotta understand the growth is from here to here. The growth of the learning curve where he is at.”

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul and Ben Askren face off in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for Triller)
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Following a 3-0 clean record, Paul’s upcoming fight will be his toughest to date in his career. Ex-UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is a fierce fighter and one of the most highly regarded personalities in the combat world. So, a win against him will be massive for Jake Paul.

Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley–The absolute blockbuster

After a successful stint with Triller, Paul will debut on Showtime PPV with his upcoming fight against Tyron Woodley. The event will happen at the Rocket Mortgage Field House in Cleveland, Ohio on August 29. Hence, Paul will fight, amid friends and family.

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Meanwhile, Tyron Woodley has a lot to defend. Despite having no pro boxing experience, T-Wood’s status as a professional fighter demands a lot from him. While he had to exit UFC after four straight losses, a win against Paul can only bring back the MMA elite into the spotlight.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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