VIDEO: Boxing Legend Evander Holyfield Trains With YouTuber Jake Paul, Wishes Him Luck

Published 02/27/2021, 10:00 AM EST


It appears that the YouTuber turned boxer, Jake Paul, is leaving no stones unturned in preparations for his upcoming fight on April 17. The ‘Problem Child’ is working under the wings of big-wigs of both MMA and boxing. Recently, ‘The Problem Child’ went to train with the former heavyweight champion, Evander Holyfield. The young gun also took some valuable boxing lessons from the legend.

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In a video shared by Fight Hype, fans can see Paul training alongside the ‘Real Deal’, thus soaking up some valuable lessons from the former heavyweight king. In this clip, Holyfield guided the 24-year-old on defense, swift movements, and punching audacities. Moreover, he even took it to his social handle to wish luck to Paul, who’ll confront his rival Ben Askren.

Good luck @jakepaul on your upcoming fight,” Holyfield wrote.

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The ‘Problem Child’ is substantially new to the combat sports world, with just 2 fights/wins to his name. Despite that, he has accrued massive attention from boxing enthusiasts around the world. In fact, he took everyone by storm by calling out the most notable fighters from MMA after his last knockout win over NBA star, Nate Robinson.

One such opponent on his checklist was the former UFC welterweight, Ben Askren.

Even before their fight got announced, the duo engaged in a social media tussle. They’ve painted wild shots at each other and are keen to settle their scores once they meet inside the ring on April 17.

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Jake Paul vs Ben Askren – will it stay true to fans’ expectations?

Paul vs Askren’s fight has already turned into the talk of the town and is one of the most debatable fights of 2021. On top of that, the duo sharing a rift just adds up to the hype of this entertaining contest.

The verbal spat between the two has been going on for months and they do not wish to take the fight long. Both are keen to secure a quick knockout victory to silence their critics and their opponent.

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The hatred and animosity will serve to spice things up and encourage boxing enthusiasts to purchase the PPV. This bout has the potential to command numerous bugs which will help the event become one of the most-watched ones in 2021.

Could we see Jake Paul incorporate ‘The Real Deal’s’ teachings against ‘Funky’? Will Holyfield be in attendance?

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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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