• July 23, 2024

Jake Paul claims he’s this generation’s Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali

JAKE PAUL has compared himself to boxing legends Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather.

Despite only having three professional fights, Paul believes he sits in some pretty illustrious company.


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Next up for the YouTuber is a fight against UFC star Tyron Woodley on August 29.

As usual, Paul is adamant there is not a chance that he can lose the fight, describing himself as ‘a mental savage, a mental freak’.

And the 24-year-old Californian believes he is carrying the flag for this generation’s boxing fans.

Speaking on The Last Stand Podcast, the Problem Child said: “I am on a trajectory to become the biggest prizefighter in the world.

“For the kids, I look like Mike Tyson. Your grandpa had Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson, your dad had Floyd Mayweather, this generation has Jake Paul.”

“So if they want to see a highlight reel knockjpout, they want to be a part of the viral conversation, so far that is what I have delivered.


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“I put on a show and I do things different.”

The blue touch paper for Paul bersus Woodley was lit moments before Paul’s demolition of Woodley’s good friend Ben Askren in April.

The pair were involved in a heated back-and-forth in the dressing room that left Woodley fuming.

And their subsequent slanging match on social media has teed up the interesting grudge match, which, on paper, is the toughest fight of Paul’s young boxing career.


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Paul said of the former UFC star: “He’s a good striker. He’s known for knocking people out. But I think when I beat Tyron, people have to put respect on my name.

“But that’s not what I’m here for, to be honest. I already know how good I am. I know that this is going to be another easy fight.

“That’s why Showtime is in business with me. You’re looking at the future of boxing.”


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