Jake Paul has marked a pivotal step in his professional boxing career, as the Youtuber-turned-pugilist has left Triller Fight Club to ink a multi fight deal with Showtime Boxing.
Despite making his pro boxing debut just a year ago, Jake Paul has often been in the limelight in the boxing community, for both his in-ring and out of the ring antics. The unbeaten Cruiserweight, nicknamed “The Problem Child”, has won all three of his boxing matches.
After making his debut against fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib back on 30th January last year, Jake signed a deal with Triller and was featured in the undercard of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr, facing former NBA star Nate Robinson on 30th November.
Next, Jake landed a fight against multi promotion mixed martial arts champion Ben Askren and knocked out the 36-year-old in the first round to clinch his third career victory on 17th April at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Jake Paul’s first fight under Showtime to be announced soon
The news about Jake’s new deal with Showtime was revealed by his adviser Nakisa Bidarian on Wednesday. Both sides are currently engaged in legitimate talks regarding the potential opponent, date and location for Jake’s next fight.
“Jake is proud of the events he participated in with Triller and appreciates the opportunities they afforded him,” Bidarian, Paul’s advisor confirmed to ESPN, “Jake is excited to continue his boxing career with Showtime Boxing. Fight announcement coming soon.”
Showtime Boxing has broadcasted some of the biggest names in the sport, such as the likes of Floyd Mayweather, Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao and Gervonta Davis, as well as broadcast Bellator MMA.
Although its unconfirmed about Jake’s first fight under Showtime, according to sources, the deal is for more than one fight and, despite Jake himself recently insisting that he was only interested in one fight deals in future and was a free agent.
While parting ways with boxing’s latest sensation is surely a major upset for Triller, their CEO Ryan Kavanaugh acknowledged that their time together has been enough and there was no need to put up any more fights.
“We love Jake,” said Kavanaugh, “I wish Jake the absolute best. We had our two fights with him. … I think for us, we’ve gone the distance with him that we can go. We won’t be doing any more Jake fights.”
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