Jake Paul Signs For Pro Fight In January
The brother of Logan Paul will follow his brother’s path into the ring for the first time as a pro, working under the Matchroom Boxing banner.
Paul, who rose to fame on VINE, a program on the Disney Channel, and infamy on YouTube with his Team 10 brand and “rap” song, will now look to prove himself as a boxer against AnEsonGib in Miami on January 30th.
“Coming into the sport of boxing as an undefeated champion amongst my peers, it’s my duty to set the bar as high as possible for others looking to cross over into the sport,” said Paul, who defeated KSI’s brother Desi in an amateur fight in 2018.
“This is more than a fight to me, it’s a chance to show the world that anyone with a dream, vision, and the right work ethic, can overcome adversity and shine on the brightest stage. This bout has deep roots; it’s a fight for my brother’s honor, my pride and most importantly my loyal fans who are among the best in the world. This is the American dream. Thursday, January 30, on DAZN, my opponent’s 15 minutes of fame turn into 10 seconds of counting stars as he lays unconscious on the canvas. And then, I’m coming for that wanker KSI.”
Paul’s opponent, AnEsonGib, known commonly as Gib is known as a standout FIFA player as a member of The Sideman gaming team based out of the United Kingdom, which features KSI as a member, as he walks from the amateur ranks to the pros.
“After six months of Jakey ducking, the fight is finally going down,” said Gib, who fought two fights as an amateur. “He had no choice of his opponent, I chose him. Since my last fight I have been training nonstop and January 30 in Miami, I will end the fight in devastating fashion and will have my hand raised in front of his country, family and friends. Jake Paul is going to be my walking, talking ad for the rest of his days.”
This fight acts as an undercard attraction for Demetrius Andrade’s WBO middleweight title defense against Luke Keeler, and IBF super featherweight champion Tevin Farmer battling Jojo Diaz.