“You Gotta Spend Time With Your Cousins”: Jake Paul Sends a Message to Michael Phelps

Published 08/27/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
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)


It’s fight week already and Jake Paul is keen to make his second ring appearance of 2021. The YouTuber turned boxer will lock horns with Tyron Woodley in this 8-round classic boxing encounter. Many regard this fight as the toughest test for Paul, as he hasn’t faced someone as terrifying as Woodley before.

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However, ‘The Problem Child’ is pretty composed moving into this fight and he’s relishing his time. Recently, he was in an exclusive conversation with Michelle Joy Phelps of Behind The Gloves, wherein he asked her if she’s related to Michael Phelps.

Are you related to Michael Phelps?” he asked. To which she asserted that Michael Phelps is her distant cousin.

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Paul added, “That’s dope, well, congratulations. Michael, what are you doing, you gotta spend time with your cousins, family first. Am I Right?”

‘The Problem Child’ is certainly in good spirits and he always comes out with some chucklesome one-liners. This time, he shifted his focus to the great American swimmer and gave out a hilarious comment which left the fans in splits.

Moving ahead, the Ohio native is focused on his fight with the former UFC welterweight champ. Over the past few months, he’s put himself in some stringent workout regimes in order to prepare for his high-class boxing test.

Woodley poses some serious threat to the YouTuber, but the latter is totally engrossed in this fight. He is eager to continue his momentum and get better every time he makes a ring appearance. That said, on Sunday night, he will look to employing all his skills at one go.

Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley – One of the biggest boxing events of 2021

Ever since its announcement, this fight has put the fans in a frenzy and fans are curiously waiting to see who among the two comes out on top.

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For now, Paul is 3-0 in the boxing world, but he might bag his very first career loss if he loses focus against Woodley. Citing that, it’ll be intriguing to see how ‘The Problem Child’ presents himself in this fight.

On the flip side, ‘The Chosen One’ holds some notable skills in the bag to counter to Paul. But the better man on fight night will certainly get his hand raised.

Who will you be rooting for in a fight between the two?

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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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