Boxing Not A One Time Thing For Paul
Jake and Logan Paul have moved their family business from Vine, to YouTube, and now boxing.
Jake, the younger of the two social media stars will make his pro boxing debut on January 30th against fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib in Miami for a card headlined by Demetrius Andrade in Miami.
“I see how big this is becoming,” said Paul during a press conference in Los Angeles. “It’s just the start of what we’re going to see and that’s why I am so excited by it, I want to be the pioneer of this space.
“This is not a one-off stunt for me. I want to keep fighting and I have a list of targets of people that keep talking s**t, Antonio Brown, Dillon Danis, other YouTubers.” Paul continued. The potential for this is massive and I know that I will be the best ‘influencer-boxer’. I’ve fallen in love with boxing, I was watching my sparring back and just thinking ‘I love fighting’. It takes me back to why roots of being competitive playing football and wrestling.
“This is new, it is an untapped vertical for me. I look at myself as an innovator and a pioneer. I came into YouTube at a time when a lot of change needed to happen, and I was that change along with my brother. We went so big and viral and became the biggest.”
“Boxing is making a huge comeback and there’s a huge lane for ‘celebrities’ or whatever you want to call us to make huge noise,” Paul who has managed his own successful Team 10 brand. “It’s a business. If we can see the most tickets, we’re going to make the most money and draw the most fans, and no-one can really hate on that. That’s why I want to be the best and most technically skilled ‘influencer-boxer’.”
Quotes: Boxing Scene