Jake Paul Extends His Support Towards Suspended US Athlete Sha’Carri Richardson

Published 07/03/2021, 8:23 AM EDT
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul fights Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for Triller)


US sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson has been banned from taking part in the upcoming Olympic Games, as the sprinter tested positive for a cannabis test. YouTuber turned pro-boxer, Jake Paul took to social media lately to show his support towards the sprinter. Richardson competes in the 100 meters and 200-meters divisions.

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This is a big blow for the sprinter. She has touted the passing away of her mother as the reason for her substance abuse. Athletes all over the world have gathered in her support too. The Olympics mean a lot to any athlete, especially the track and field athletes like sprinters. So, it’s understandable why Richardson is disappointed.

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This Sha’Carri Richardson situation is sickening…,” wrote Paul in his post. This is truly unfortunate to see a great athlete like that not being able to take part in the grandest stage of all. So, it only makes sense that big names like Paul stand by her in this tough time.

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Jake Paul fights Tyron Woodley next

The Problem Child‘ is set to take on former UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley next inside the squared ring. Paul earned a sensational knockout win over Woodley’s teammate, Ben Askren, in his last fight. He moved to a perfect professional record of 3-0 in the process.

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)

Many believe Woodley will be his toughest test to date. They are right in their assessment as well. ‘The Chosen One’ is the first fighter Paul is fighting who can actually strike. It’s a big step up in competition for him. Woodley has several highlight-reel knockouts in his name during his UFC career.

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Whether Paul can indeed hang in there with an athlete like Woodley remains to be seen. A win will open the pathway for even bigger things for him. There’s also a rematch clause included in the contract for the fight in case he gets beaten.

So, needless to say, Paul and his management are doing the right things for his combat career. It will be interesting to see what the future beholds for the YouTuber.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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