Jake Paul Vows To Become Biggest Prizefighter In Boxing
YouTube star Jake Paul believes he’ll be looked at as boxing’s biggest name in due time.
Paul is an Internet sensation but he has been dabbling into the world of boxing. He is 2-0 as a pro boxer with the victories coming against fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib and former NBA player Nate Robinson. Paul finished both AnEsonGib and Robinson in those fights.
On April 17, Paul and former Bellator and ONE Championship titleholder Ben Askren will share the ring in the main event of a card promoted by Triller. During a recent press conference, Paul promised that he will be the biggest star in boxing (via BoxingScene.com).
“I’m definitely a boxing lifer. I’m addicted to this sport. I will become the biggest prizefighter in boxing. Simple as that … Haters will be haters. When there’s a new young buck in the game coming up and ruffling feathers, they’re going to be upset. But again, I’m just trying to bring more eyeballs to the sport. I’m having fun doing it and I’m just doing me. There’s room for everyone to eat.”
Paul went on to explain why Askren ended up being his choice with so many names to choose from.
“After my Nate Robinson fight, there were probably about 70 people calling me out, wanting to fight me. There were probably six people that made sense to fight in [Michael] Bisping, [Conor] McGregor, [Nate] Diaz, [Dillon] Danis, Askren, some YouTubers that are popular, but I wanted to fight a real MMA fighter … When it came to signing the contract, a lot of them didn’t want to do it. By the way, this is me coming to them with the biggest payday of their lives. This is Ben’s biggest payday of his life. He’s publicly said that. So, when it came down to signing the contract, he was actually down.”