“You’re Not Fighting Boxers”- American Analyst Stephen A. Smith Rips Jake Paul for ‘Lying’

Published 12/24/2021, 11:19 AM EST
Dec 18, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley fight at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY


YouTuber turned boxer Jake Paul is presently living on cloud nine. Currently, the 24-year-old is undefeated in his boxing career and is coming off a win against MMA legend Tyron Woodley. Notably, Paul knocked Woodley into the sixth round of their bout with a powerful right hook. However, popular sports analyst Stephen A. Smith thinks Paul is deceiving everyone by taking on people who have no prior boxing experience.

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Stephen A. Smith blasted Paul on his show. “Jake Paul can’t get away with lying anymore. He has been training with boxers and professional boxing trainers for more than four years, from my understanding,” He said.

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Smith also mentioned that he fought with a basketball player, then Ben Askren, who is not Boxer but a wrestler. Besides, Smith also mentioned that Woodley had the power to knock Jake Paul out, but couldn’t do it as he was a wrestler too.

“You’re not fighting boxers. And somewhere along the way, people gotta stop walking around, laughing and acting like it’s alright for you to be beating up on cats[his opponents] that don’t box, while you’re calling yourself a boxer,” Smith continued.

Jake Paul is undefeated in his boxing career.

Currently, Jake Paul has registered five wins and zero losses in his boxing career. The YouTuber started his career with a win over fellow YouTuber Ali Eson Gib. Whom he defeated through a KO back in 2020.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 06: Jake Paul speaks during a news conference to promote his Showtime pay-per-view boxing event against Tommy Fury at Resorts World Las Vegas on November 6, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Paul will face Fury in an eight-round cruiserweight bout, at a 192-pound catchweight, at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on December 18. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Later, the YouTuber took on former NBA player Nate Robinson. Robinson also met the same fate against the Youtuber. Finally, Paul called out professional fighters and met UFC fighter Ben Askren in a bout early this year. However, Askren couldn’t match Paul’s prowess in the square and fell flat onto the mat through a TKO punch.

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Jake Paul then fought Woodley in their first match, but ‘The Chosen One’ couldn’t get comfortable in this new combat sport and ended up losing the fight by a decision loss. For his fifth match, Paul called out professional boxer Tommy Fury. However, the boxer pulled out, citing a last-minute injury.

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Aashish Kumar

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Aashish Kumar is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism & Mass Communication, this Israel Adesanya fan has interned at reputed media houses and gained valuable reporting experience. Building on that experience, Aashish will look to tap into his love for combat sports and let fans benefit from his passion and journalistic expertise.

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