Jake Paul isn’t involved with “the haters” who’ve dismissed him as some type of carnival act.
Paul realizes that his detractors don’t like that he has develop into a boxer marketable sufficient to headline a pay-per-view occasion, though he has a restricted quantity of expertise within the sport. The polarizing influencer does take exception to those who consult with him as a “movie star boxer,” as if he isn’t placing within the requisite laborious work to achieve the ring.
The 24-year-old Paul expressed his dislike for being branded a “movie star boxer” throughout a latest press convention to advertise his eight-round boxing match Saturday night time towards former UFC fighter Ben Askren. The Paul-Askren cruiserweight bout will headline a Triller Battle Membership pay-per-view present at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta (9 p.m. ET; $49.99).
“I’m a bit confused when individuals discuss movie star boxing as a result of there’s no such factor as movie star boxing,” Paul stated. “I’m the one movie star that’s boxing, so individuals like to put in writing articles about it. Like I’m the one one which’s doing it, so it doesn’t actually make sense to me. However actually, on the finish of the day, this isn’t movie star boxing. I’m a star who’s boxing, sure, however I’m an actual fighter. I’ve proven that. I’m 3-0, three KOs, 2-0 as an expert, with two KOs. However I’m the one movie star or influencer that’s fought in just like the previous two years. So, I’m actually the one one doing it, so.”
Askren requested if his older brother, Logan Paul, doesn’t rely as a star who’s boxing.
“He hasn’t fought in two years, should you paid consideration intently to what I used to be saying,” Jake Paul stated. “And look, Logan’s nice. He’s a star who’s boxing. However on the finish of the day, once more, Logan is an actual fighter who would whup on numerous guys.”
Jake Paul didn’t hesitate when Askren requested which Paul brother is the higher boxer.
“Me, fingers down,” Jake Paul stated. “That’s why I’m 3-0, three KOs. He’s 0-1-1.”
Jake Paul (2-0, 2 KOs), of Calabasas, California, brutally knocked out former NBA level guard Nate Robinson within the second spherical of his most up-to-date struggle. That cruiserweight contest was a part of the Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr. undercard November 28 at Staples Heart in Los Angeles.
The provocative Paul stopped AnEson Gib within the first spherical of their professional debuts 14 months in the past at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami.
Logan Paul misplaced his solely skilled struggle to social media rival Olajide Olatunji, also referred to as “KSI,” who gained a six-round break up choice in November 2019 at Staples Heart.
The 36-year-old Askren, of Hartland, Wisconsin, will take part in his first skilled boxing match Saturday night time. The onetime school wrestling standout is a former MMA welterweight champion in each Bellator and ONE Championship.
Keith Idec is a senior author/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He will be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.