Who Is Tim Tebow and Why Did Jake Paul Call Him Out?

Published 09/02/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for Triller)


Over the past 10 months, Jake Paul has increased his fan base excessively with his antics inside and outside the sport of boxing. He came into the actual limelight when he beat Nate Robinson and called out the likes of Conor McGregor and more. To date, his call-outs haven’t stopped, and he still takes a dig at the biggest names of boxing and MMA.

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But recently, ‘The Problem Child’ stunned everyone when he challenged someone outside the combat sports world. Taking it to his Twitter, Jake Paul went out against the NFL veteran, Tim Tebow, asking him to get into boxing. He wrote, “aye @TimTebow I think it’s time for you to get into boxing ?!”

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Tebow, one of the biggest NFL stars, is now inactive. He played two seasons for the Denver Broncos. The 34-year-old also played for New York Jets, New England Patriots, and Philadelphia Eagles. He is a camera-shy individual, but fans love him for the humble attitude he displays.

Paul is a smart marketeer and knows what he has to do in order to keep expanding his persona. That said, as NFL stars have an enormous fan base, Paul definitely has a gigantic market to tap there.

With time, Jake Paul has shown tremendous intent in turning himself into a bigwig of the game. Hence, he’s tracing that pathway to become a boxing great. That’s why he’s looking to align himself with Tim Tebow, as it’ll help him become a household name in the NFL vertical too.

Should Jake Paul fight Tim Tebow?

Last weekend, ‘The Problem Child’ faced Tyron Woodley in an 8-round fight and won a split decision. Post that, fans expected him to elevate his career by facing even more skilled opponents in his subsequent fights.

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for Triller)

Citing that, a fight with Tim Tebow might not go well in the fans’ perspective, as the latter holds no prior experience in the sport, nor did he ever express an interest in boxing anyone inside the ring.

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That said, Jake Paul should look to fight an opponent from the professional boxing circuit, as this will eventually bring him respect from combat purists.

What do you make of Jake Paul’s call out to Tim Tebow?

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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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