Gib Promises Pressure Will Break Paul
While they are on the undercard, YouTubers AnEsonGib and Jake Paul have carved out their own share of the spotlight heading into their fight on Thursday night.
For AnEsonGib, the gamer/fighter feels the pressure and spotlight of his first pro fight will “eat” Paul alive inside the Miami Gardens.
“I think madness is embedded into my DNA,” Gib told Sky Sports. “For him, when push comes to shove, he likes to have control in every situation of his life. This is a type of situation when he doesn’t have control. He doesn’t have control of his opponent, he won’t be in control of the fight, so I think that type of pressure will eat him a little bit.”
“For me, I thrive there. You can just see my walkouts. Those moments are where I thrive. The fight itself is where I thrive.”
“Realistically, everyone knows what I’m bringing,” said Gib who is being trained by his friend/mentor KSI’s trainer, Viddal Riley, while Paul is being mentored by former world champion Shane Mosley. “He’s bringing athleticism, he’s the better boxer out of the Pauls and what am I bringing? I’m bringing heat. Twelve rounds of action to a six-round fight and we’ll see if he can deal with it. It’s war. That’s what is it, the fight is war.
“It’s in the USA, so Jake is going to have the home crowd, but you know what, boo me, boo me, because when I beat your man in front of you, I’m going to have my hand raised and I’m going to look at everyone in their eyes.”
Headlining the card on January 30th will be WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade’s defense against Luke Keeler, with Tevin Farmer defending his IBF super featherweight title against Joseph Diaz.