The entertainment business has certainly been changing in recent years, with the growth of online being key to this. You have many of these online platforms flourishing, with the likes of YouTube producing incredibly successful careers for creators. This is something we have seen with the Paul brothers, who each have now started to turn to a career in the boxing scene. Jake Paul recently pushed his record to 2-0 with both coming via KO and has now vowed to continue his career and even stated he is going to be one of boxing’s biggest stars and even claiming he could be the next Mayweather. This is a ridiculous statement and he certainly does not mean this but there is no doubt he could sell pay per view and bring new fans to the sport of boxing.
The 23-year-old produced an impressive performance in this recent bout, as he knocked out former NBA star Nate Robinson in the second round of their cruiserweight bout. This was a very one-sided fight, with Paul looking a class apart. He had started as the favourite on sites listed at bet-dc.com and duly landed the odds. The fight took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and was of course a pay-per view event, which also featured the highly anticipated return of Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr.
Despite this, Paul clearly stole the show and already dropped Robinson in the opening round. This fight also came after a rather heated run up to the event, between the pair. Two further knockdowns also followed in the second, with the final one being the knockout of Robinson.
Nate Robinson gets knocked out by Jake Paul 😬pic.twitter.com/R66fGbUBRp
— Stadium (@Stadium) November 29, 2020
Many boxing fans have not been pleased with him entering the sport but there is no doubt that he is improving, and he has now called for big fights, that even includes Conor McGregor. Paul said, “My career goal was to do exactly what I did. To have an undeniable victory and steal the show. And prove to the boxing world, who has doubted me for the past six months, that I’m a pro boxer and I’m here to stay,”. He then followed this up by saying, “When you put those 10-ounce gloves on me, I’m vicious, I can hit. I’m a real dog. When these MMA fighters come into the ring, they’re gonna meet ‘The Problem Child.’ They’re gonna meet me. And I’m here to make millions of dollars and sell millions of pay-per-view and I’m gonna be one of the biggest stars. I think I might just be the new Floyd [Mayweather].
Paul then followed this up by saying, “I’m putting the work in, and I understand why people don’t want to accept me yet. But I’ve had two flawless victories, and I’m really dedicated my life to this. I have an $8 million mansion in Calabasas that I haven’t stayed at for six months. I haven’t even been home because I’ve been in Las Vegas training in a little tiny house, two-a-days, pouring my heart and soul into this. So, if people don’t respect that, then I don’t know what they’re gonna respect. It’s an uphill battle for Jake Paul, it always has been. I’ve fought for everything in my whole entire life. People hate me, people talk sh-t about me, but I’m still here. I feel like I didn’t get to showcase my skills, honestly, so I’m a little upset with that,” Paul said. “I would fight. My right hand always kind of hurts after these fights, last time I had to do recovery on my right hand because I was just penetrating his skull, but same sort of thing with this. I’ll fight again ASAP. I think I just cemented myself as one of the biggest prizefighters, so someone’s gonna have to come with the bag or I might do my own promotion. So, we’ll see.”
There is no doubt that he has a strong following and people will pay to watch him fight. It will now be fascinating to see how he performs against boxers, who have a depth of experience in the ring.