‘What I Represent Is Like Goat’: Jake Paul Reveals Secret Conversation With Mike Tyson

Published 12/13/2021, 9:49 AM EST
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 his mere achievements in boxing so far, Jake Paul has been fortunate to be in the top-tier conversation. His marketing skills and immense financial success, has clearly made him a prizefighter with just 4 professional appearances under his name. That said, Paul has been under the shed of legendary guidance and is close to several elite pugilists.

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Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is one of them. ‘Iron’ let ‘The Problem Child’ appear in the undercard of his exhibition on November 2020. Tyson faced Roy Jones Jr. in a classic contest while Paul knocked out former NBA star Nate Robinson in a highlight reel affair.

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Following the outcome, Paul has also been at the HotBoxin podcast with Mike Tyson. They discussed several things over there. However, Paul freshly revealed some behind-the-scene conversation with ‘Iron’ Mike. He also detailed how Tyson and he share a similar belief in astrology.

In a conversation with JOE, Jake Paul said, “He [Tyson] was just talking to me about their mindset of how they looked at life and how they went about things. Because he is big in astrology and Capricorns. It’s such a weird sign and I am big into astrology as well and he was talking to me a lot about that. And how I am like a goat, what I represent is like goat. And he was talking about goats and how they act and how they are in the wild.”

Akin to Tyson, several more elites have favored watching Paul in action. However, ‘The Problem Child’ also has a lot of haters. Well, all the criticism has only fetched attention to Jake Paul, who is clearly having a great time in the sport.

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Can Jake Paul follow Mike Tyson’s footsteps of success?

Mike Tyson belongs to an era where boxing wasn’t all about clout. Unlike Paul, Tyson came full circle in the sport and put up extraordinary performances to reach where he is at today. He became the youngest heavyweight champion at 20 years old, a feat that is still untouched. Besides, Tyson became one of the biggest superstars globally without any support of social media.

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – DECEMBER 8: Heavyweight fighter Mike Tyson enters the ring before he faces Alex Stewart in a ten round heavyweight fight December 8, 1990 at the Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Tyson won the fight with a KO in the first round. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

Jake Paul is nowhere close to that. Following his shot to fame via social media, Paul has faced non-professional boxers to enter into the sport. However, he is spinning lucrative paydays and is making headlines all around. The 24-year-old claims to be serious about his boxing career. Relying on his youth, he can choose to remain active and fight for the world title at some point. In that case, Tyson’s success story can be his blueprint to glory. Nevertheless, only time will tell if Paul could do it like Mike Tyson or not?

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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. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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