Whether you like it or not, Jake Paul seems like a name that will stick around in boxing for a long time.
The American is outspoken and often controversial, but is making waves in the sport, playing in the ring and starting his own promotions company, Most Valuable Promotions.
The 25-year-old has enjoyed a phenomenal rise to the top and is now one of boxing’s best-known competitors.
However, many would say that he has yet to fight anyone of high caliber and his true skill in the ring is still unknown.
But he can’t be said to be leading the way when it comes to this new generation of boxers made famous by social media, and he’ll be back in the ring this weekend to take on Anderson Silva.
Why does Jake Paul box?
The controversial social media star turned professional boxer has been involved in the sport since 2018.
And ‘The Problem Child’ admitted in an interview last year with Rolling Stone that the thrill of being a professional fighter is something he couldn’t find anywhere else.
He said, “Show up and work your ass off, be alert. I don’t know what else could really compare to being a professional fighter.
“I think it’s probably the hardest thing in the world you can do.”
As a child, Paul participated in many sports, and it seems that that adrenaline rush he got is something he always craves.
The American’s boxing career started out as something he did alongside his other job, but now it’s his main job, and it’s a love of the sport that has taken him there. here.
He said: “When I got the opportunity to box at 21 it brought back the old Jake Paul.
“It brought back the competitive and athletic Jake Paul. I just fell in love with it.
“When I won my first boxing match, it was one of the best feelings I’ve ever had in my life.”
How did Jake Paul become famous?
Paul first rose to fame through Vine videos before moving on to YouTube.
He also appeared on Disney Channel and played Dirk Mann on Bizaardvark for two series.
While building a career on YouTube, he filmed a daily vlog and got involved in several controversial incidents.
In a number of his videos, he was accused of producing content that was not age appropriate for his young fans.
He also broke Covid rules and called the virus a “hoax”.
But he is immensely popular on social media with 4.4 million followers on Twitter, 21 million on Instagram, 20.4 million YouTube subscribers and 16.8 million on TikTok.
But almost all of his work is now focused on his boxing career, and he will be looking to extend his 5-0-0 record this weekend.
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