Was Jake Paul Fired From Disney?

Published 02/17/2021, 6:00 AM EST
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul looks on 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)


Jake Paul ranks among the highly debatable boxers today. With just 2 wins under his belt, Paul has accrued vast fame and glory akin to an established boxer. However, even before he started boxing, the ‘Problem Child’ was a famous internet personality, who had his own YouTube channel.

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Moreover, he even worked in Disney’s popular comedy show, Bizaardvark. After a successful first season, Paul was included in the second season’s cast as well. However, he broke ties with Disney in the middle of the sophomore season’s shoot.

In July 2017, Disney and Paul concluded their contract. Earlier it was perceived as a mutual agreement, but later it got revealed that Paul had been fired.

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MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul looks on against AnEsonGib during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Paul‘s actions outside the set saw Disney conclude their relationship with the ‘Problem Child’.

After his departure from the show, Paul solely focused on his YouTube channel and its growth. While he was working in Bizaardvark, Paul had a massive 9 million subscribers on his YouTube alone and brought in substantial eyeballs to the show.

Alongside his ventures, the 24-year-old took up boxing like his elder brother, Logan Paul, and debuted in 2020. He put both his opponents to sleep within two rounds. Now, he’ll take on the former UFC welterweight, Ben Askren on April 17.

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Can Jake Paul have an eye-catchy career in boxing?

In under a year since his pro-debut, Paul has struck every boxing fan’s eye. Ever since his last win over Nate Robinson, Paul called out enormous top-tier MMA stars around the world, including Ben Askren and the former UFC double champ, Conor McGregor.

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By hook or by crook, the YouTuber turned boxer has hit the right chord, which has seen his popularity soar even higher

In 2021, he wishes to compete against all the opponents on his checklist and prove himself as a fighter. Given the age of cruiserweight sensation, he could have an impressive professional career if he makes the right moves. The ‘Problem Child’ will look forward to presenting himself better with every bout.

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After Ben Askren, who’d you like to see Paul battle next?

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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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