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Jake Paul assures that the boxers are afraid of him; he goes for Canelo

Erika Montoya Mexico City / 08.01.2022 16:56:25 In just two years, the American influencer and youtuber Ja



Erika Montoya

Mexico City / 08.01.2022 16:56:25

In just two years, the American influencer and youtuber turned professional upside down, not only polarizing it and bringing a new wave of fans to the sport, but also slowly gaining ground to be taken seriously as a boxer.

Paul was going to face his first real boxer this weekend in Brooklyn, Hasim Rahman, son of the former world champion with the same name, and even the WBC had offered him a place in their rankings if he got a win. But it all came crashing down when Rahman revealed weight issues.

The fighter claimed to be tired of listening to the excuses of his rivals, since in the past the Englishman Tommy Fury ruined a duel and now Rahman.

Taking advantage of the 20.4 million followers he has on his social networks, the 25-year-old character who had his first approach to the sport in 2020 with a fight against Ali Eson Gib, an English influencer, and the numbers were too good.

He later knocked out basketball player Nate Robinson and continued to gain ground, but growth came from the hand of UFC fighters who decided to try their luck in boxing. Consecutively El Niño Problemo knocked out Ben Askren and beat Tyron Woodley twice, the last one by knockout.

Paul has used his networks to take out the frustration that the cancellation has generated, because he had this victory that will help him further catapult his career, because on multiple occasions he has said that he is after the hunt for Canelo Álvarez, although he looks more viable the possibility of facing the Irish Conor McGregor.

“I still believe that the fight between Canelo and myself would be one of the biggest fights in boxing and I know I can beat him. People can laugh at that, but Dmitry Bivol showed that Canelo can be beaten and I have the style, range, speed and power similar to Bivol. Style-wise, it wouldn’t be a good night for Canelo,” Jake Paul told talkSport.

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