By: Hans Themistode
Turning into a star is basically inevitable within the thoughts of Jake Paul. The previous YouTube/Disney star has efficiently transitioned to the skilled boxing world. And resulting from his following earlier than he laced up the gloves, his numbers have continued to skyrocket.
After stopping fellow social media star Ali Eson Gib and former NBA participant Nate Robinson, each within the first spherical, Paul headlined his first Pay-Per-View card earlier this yr. Standing throughout the ring from him was former Combined Martial Arts star, Ben Askren. Reportedly, over a million viewers purchased the occasion and witnessed Paul choose up yet one more first-round win.
Contemplating the numbers, Paul believes he’s turning into completely must-watch tv.
“I’m on a trajectory to develop into the largest prizefighter on this planet,” mentioned Paul throughout an interview with Brian Custer on The Final Stand Podcast.
At present, Paul is watching the sand within the hourglass wind down as he prepares to tackle former UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley. The 2 are set to face off on the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, in Cleveland, this coming Sunday, August, twenty ninth.
Regardless of Woodley coming in at a complicated age of 39 and no matter this being his professional debut, he’s thought of by many to be one of many best blended martial artists ever. Whereas his credentials are acknowledged, Woodley continues to be pegged because the underdog heading in.
Since turning to boxing full time in 2020, Paul has continued to usher in an excessive quantity of eyeballs. His potential to attract crowds irrespective of whom he fights has Paul firmly of the idea that his star energy rivals a number of the best to ever step foot contained in the ring.
With every technology having a sure fighter that these round him appeared as much as, Paul believes that himself, not pound for pound stars reminiscent of Canelo Alvarez, Vasyl Lomachenko, Terence Crawford, Errol Spence Jr., and others, is ready to be essentially the most talked-about fighter of his technology.
“For the youngsters, I seem like Mike Tyson. Your grandpa had Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson. Your dad had Floyd Mayweather, this technology has Jake Paul.”