Jake Paul says he is the best thing that’s happened to boxing in 100 years.
Paul, the former Disney star to YouTuber now turned boxer, has been the talk of the town since he transitioned to boxing. He’s now 4-0 as a pro and coming off a split decision win over Tyron Woodley and will now face Tommy Fury on December 18. His fights have been hyped up and he believes he has helped save boxing as he says he’s even the legends agree that he has helped boxing.
“I’m the best thing that’s happened to boxing in a century, period,” Paul said to Bleacher Report. “The legends would agree. The Anthony Joshuas, the Mike Tysons, the Manny Pacquiaos, the Tyson Furys. They’ve all said what I’m doing for boxing is a breath of fresh air. I think that debate started about a year ago – is Jake Paul good for boxing? I have silenced that, and I don’t think there’s anybody on the other side of the equation who thinks I’m bad for boxing. I have a foundation where we give boxing gloves to as many kids as possible. We’re going around, renovating boxing gyms, getting the young kids inspired to box. I think this sport needed that revival.”
Although Paul has been good to get new eyes for boxing, there’s no question he is not the best thing to happen to boxing in 100 years. Yet, he does get people talking about him which is all he wants as the more people focus on him, the more money he gets for his boxing fights.
As mentioned, Paul is set to headline another Showtime pay-per-view fight on December 18 against Tommy Fury in Tampa. It’s a fascinating fight between two undefeated boxers who are also social media stars.
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