Who Is Jake Paul’s Sparring Partner and Boxer – Anthony Taylor? Stats, Net Worth, Girlfriend, Record, and Earnings

Published 08/29/2021, 2:53 PM EDT


MMA fighter Anthony Taylor made his way into the undercard of the Paul vs Woodley fight. The former Bellator fighter will open the card on Sunday. He will face Tyson Fury’s half-brother Tommy Fury.

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The pair will face each other in the ring on Sunday, August 29 at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio. Anthony Taylor will make his professional boxing debut against the younger Fury brother. Tommy Fury will also make his US debut on Sunday.

Who is Anthony Taylor?

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Anthony ‘Pretty Boy’ Taylor is Jake ‘The Problem Child’ Paul’s sparring partner and a former MMA fighter. He fought under Bellator before deciding to become a professional boxer. Taylor and Paul struck up an unusual friendship. Taylor went on social media and attacked Jake Paul. Paul’s team contacted Taylor for a sparring session. Ever since then, the two have found a mutual respect for each other, training together.

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Professional record, Stats, Net Worth, and Social media following

Anthony Taylor has a professional MMA record of 7 wins and 5 losses. His career went off to a poor start. After his first 7 fights, he had only 2 wins and 5 losses. Since his last loss, he went on to win five straight fights and has overcome his mental hurdles.

Taylor credits his Coach Antonio McKee for his recent run of wins. HE compared McKee to a father, brother, mentor, everything. Under McKee, Taylor looks like a brand new fighter and feels he is ready to shock the world on Sunday.

Anthony Taylor is thirty-two years old, and he competes at Lightweight for Bellator. Let’s look at some of Anthony Taylor’s stats. Taylor is 5 feet seven inches tall and weighs in at around 149 pounds. Taylor has a 66.5-inch reach and is fast and explosive on his feet. He boasts a 24k following on Instagram. His fight with Tommy Fury has blown up his socials and brought him into the limelight.

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According to tapology.com, Taylor’s disclosed career earning from Bellator is $8,000. Which is not much compared to his purse in his fight against Tommy Fury, which has not been disclosed to the public yet. Every fighter on the Paul vs Woodley card will have their biggest paydays, which Paul claims is straight from his purse.

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“Jake is a really good kid,” Taylor said. “Very honest. Jake paid me more money in three months training with him, being his sparring partner, than I did in my whole career in MMA of six years.”

Taylor is currently in a relationship with his girlfriend. He has not revealed the identity of his girlfriend on his social media. Will Taylor be able to get a shock win over favorite Tommy ‘TNT’ Fury?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Combat Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in English Literature. Allan is a semi-professional football player for Diego Juniors FC.

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