‘There’s Sunshine for Everyone’ – Canelo Alvarez Unfazed by Jake Paul’s Strides in Boxing

Published 05/04/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
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)


In the current boxing universe, Jake Paul is no less than a cosmic brand. In no time, the YouTuber turned boxer garnered massive fame and attention and is showing so signs of slowing down. With his antics, Paul has struck everyone’s attention, including the bigwigs of boxing. Recently, the pound-for-pound boxing king, Canelo Alvarez, gave his take on ‘The Problem Child’.

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In an interview alongside Fight Hub TV, Alvarez was asked whether he saw Jake Paul’s recent fight against Ben Askren.

To which he responded, “I didn’t see that fight. I saw the highlights, though. But look, there’s sunshine for everyone. That’s bringing a different audience to boxing, and that’s good for boxing. There’s sunshine for everyone. People who normally weren’t watching boxing are now watching boxing, and it’s good.”

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Although a majority of fighters don’t enjoy Jake Paul‘s run in boxing, there are still many top-notch pugilists like Canelo Alvarez who have expressed words of wisdom for the young gun.

In his previous fight, Jake Paul battered the former UFC welterweight, Ben Askren, in just the first round of the clash. Prior to getting materialized, this bout already captivated everyone’s attention and subsequently, it stayed true to its hype.

‘The Problem Child’ hooked millions of fans for this fight, and this is principally why Alvarez feels such fights are good for boxing in general.

Can Jake Paul trace a path akin to Canelo Alvarez in boxing?

The world has seen Canelo Alvarez and his astonishing in-ring abilities until now. The Mexican boxer has hung around the sport for a while now and is looking forward to etch his name in the history books for many more years to come.

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul fights Ben Askren 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)

Just like him, Jake Paul too is hungry to establish himself as the face of the modern boxing era. But it won’t come so easily for him. In order to cement his reign, Paul will have to confront some real rugged contenders and emerge victorious against all of those.

For now, he’s going super-strong with his professional boxing career, and Paul will only look to improve from hereon.

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How much do you agree with Canelo’s comments on Jake Paul?

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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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