We are as surprised as you. Jake Paul as a boxer? Yes. The rumors are true. Professional boxer and YouTuber Jake Paul is taking his talents to Showtime sports. Some of you might not know that the YouTuber has been in 3 major fights and so far his fight record is 3-0. He had his first match against YouTuber AnEsonGib and successfully won it. He knocked out ex NBA star Nate Robinson in his second match. And last month, the YouTuber managed to defeat MMA fighter Ben Askren in the first round. Ben had never boxed professionally before, this was his first time. And a lot of fans were really unhappy with Triller for putting up such a fight and called it awful.
Nakisa Bidarian told ESPN
Jake is proud of the events he participated in with Triller and also appreciates the opportunities they offered him.
He further added
Jake is excited to continue his boxing career with Showtime boxing. Fight announcement is coming soon.
A deal with Showtime Boxing is a huge deal for Paul. This is a step towards legitimacy for Jake as a fighter. The YouTuber’s boxing career will rise after this, that is for sure. Jake’s older brother Logan is also taking baby steps towards boxing. Jake’s next fight will be airing on Showtime sports. Showtime sports is the same network in which Jake’s older brother and fellow YouTuber, Logan Paul will box.
Showtime sports confirmed this news on Wednesday. They did not get into any details but did confirm that Jake signed a deal with them recently. Paul appeared on Chael’s podcast “You’re Welcome”, where he said that he is a free agent. He also expressed his interest about working with the UFC on future boxing matches. A Twitter user asked Chael if he will ever compete in a SUG card.
To which Chael replied that Jake and him will do a match.
Fans’ reaction to Jake Paul’s news
After Nakisa Bidarian (Jake Paul’s advisor) confirmed that he made a deal with Showtime sports, many of Jake’s fans were extremely happy for him. But as you know social media, many viewers and fans are making jokes on Paul’s new career. A user even said that both the brothers (Logan and Jake) are pretending to be boxers.
But we personally think that both of the Paul brothers have a lot of boxing potential in them. We are super excited for their next boxing match and wish that their new career journey goes smoothly.