Always on the opposite end of massive criticism, Youtuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul (5-0, 4KOs) believes he is once again on the path to prove the naysayers wrong, as he aims to knock Tommy Fury (8-0, 4KOs) out on 6th August.
You will put respect on my name: Jake Paul
In his five fight undefeated professional career, Jake Paul’s toughest challenge remains former multi-promotion MMA champion Ben Askren and a two fight saga against former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, all of which had triumphant conclusions for “The Problem Child”.
However, combat sports fans have always accused Paul of not taking on a “real” boxer, and even though he was originally slated to face Tommy Fury, the undefeated Briton back in December last year, the fight fell apart after Fury pulled out citing broken rib and chest infection and was replaced by Woodley.
Now, after months of speculation, the fight is finally confirmed to take place on 6th August at the Madison Square Garden in New York City and marks the first time Paul takes on an actual pro boxer, as well as someone more experienced than him in the squared circle.
Fury, the younger brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, has experience of four years as a professional boxer and has fought in almost twice the number of bouts Paul has, facing whom the latter believes is the perfect answer to those pointing fighters at him.
“I’m the people’s champ. I’m giving the people what they want. What they wanted was, ‘Fight a real boxer.’ That’s what they kept telling me. I fought a five-time UFC champion in my fourth fight, but ‘fight a real boxer’,” said Paul in a recent interview, “So here is a young kid, same age, same height, same reach and with a better record than me. He’s been boxing his entire life, his brother is the heavyweight champion of the world. He has the name, he has the following. He has star power. It’s the perfect fight.”
“When I win by knockout over Tommy Fury, people will have nothing left to say. All the people, all the media who have doubted me and had things to say about me years ago, ‘Oh Jake Paul is bad for boxing,’ I’m going to shut you all the f— up. You will put respect on my name. You wanted a real boxer? No f——- problem,” he added. [H/T Boxingscene.com]
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