Joe Rogan Draws Celebrity Remarks With Jake Paul Haters; Says Things Would Have Been Different if He Wasn’t a YouTuber

Published 05/10/2022, 9:45 AM EDT

Jake Paul is an influencer and social media personality who has transitioned into boxing. The American has won all five of his fights, even beating the likes of former UFC contenders Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren.

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Even with these huge wins under his belt, people have been downplaying his success by claiming that Paul takes fights against fighters much smaller than him. Recently, Joe Rogan gave his thoughts on Jake Paul’s boxing skills.

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Rogan sat alongside Radio Rahim on JRE #1814 to discuss how Paul would do against a legit boxer. He first mentioned how Paul openly challenged promoter Eddie Hearn, in which Paul said that he would knock out any fighter with less than ten fights in the promotion.

Rogan said, “What if Jake Paul knocks one of them out?” He continued by adding, “Jake Paul can crack. One hundred percent. That knockout against Tyron Woodley is legit as f**k.”

To change people’s perspectives and further support his arguments, Joe Rogan expressed a hypothetical situation. He said, “If Jake Paul wasn’t Jake Paul, if he wasn’t this YouTube guy, he was just a boxer… you see a boxer knock out the former UFC Welterweight Champion. Not just the former, but one of the best ever. You’d be like, have you seen this Jake Paul dude coming up? He’s for real!”

He also praised Paul’s boxing movement and feints. He mentioned that Paul didn’t fight like he was in a celebrity boxing match and said, “He fights like a boxer.”

Jake Paul’s Boxing History

Jake Paul’s transition to boxing happened in 2018 when he took on British YouTuber Deji Olatunji in an amateur boxing match. He made his professional debut in 2019 when he faced off against Youtuber AnEsonGib. Paul breezed past his opponent, winning via TKO in the very first round.

He then fought professional basketball player Nate Robinson for his second bout. The fight ended with Paul knocking out Robinson in the second round. He took on former UFC contender and ONE Champion Ben Askren for his third fight.

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This fight would be his first against an opponent trained in martial arts. Paul showed his class by knocking out Askren in the first round. Fans still showed hate for Paul by claiming that he fought Askren, who is not a legitimate boxer and specializes only in wrestling.

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Paul then faced off against former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. This close fight ended with Paul winning on the judges’ scorecards. He was set to take on Tommy Fury for his next fight, but the Britisher pulled out because of medical issues.

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His replacement was none other than Tyron Woodley. Paul shocked the world yet again by knocking out the former champion. Since then, Paul hasn’t fought an opponent but has released a statement saying that he would fight on August 13.

Who do you think will be Paul’s next opponent? Drop your opinions in the comments below.

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Devyanshu Rout

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Devyanshu Rout is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. This sports fanatic was introduced to the UFC after the infamous Mcgregor vs Diaz fight. He has been a super-fan ever since and even began practicing the sport.

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