Jake Paul Profile
|Born||Jan 17, 1997|
|Birthplace||Cleveland, Ohio, USA|
|Nickname||"The Problem Child"|
|Division||Cruiserweight Limit: 200 Pounds|
|Professional Record||6-1 (4)|
Love him or hate him, Jake Paul is box office and every boxer in the world wants a slice of the money he is generating.
Jake Paul is a professional boxer who most recently defeated UFC champion Anderson Silva in October 2022.
Paul rose to prominence on Vine and has since become a superstar on YouTube with over 20million subscribers. He was also a competitive wrestler and trained to be a Navy Seal before being a Vine sensation.
In boxing, Paul started his career with a victory as an amateur, winning his first and only fight inside five rounds against British Youtuber Deji Olatunji in August 2018.
Paul won six professional fights, which included bouts against the likes of ex-NBA player Nate Robinson as well as MMA athletes Anderson Silva and Tyron Woodley, before losing his perfect record to Tommy Fury in February 2023.
Professional boxing career
He did not embark on his professional career until January 2020.
His first fight was against another YouTuber AnEsonGib in Miami. It was a one-sided bout with Paul knocking out his rival in the first round.
Ex-NBA star Nate Robinson was the next man to be knocked out by Paul inside two rounds in November 2020 - the bout was on the undercard of Mike Tyson's comeback against Roy Jones Jr.
The two legends of the sport collided in an eight-round exhibition contest, which ended in a draw. The pay-per-view delivered more than one million buys in America.
Former mixed martial artist and amateur wrestler Ben Askren was his third opponent in April 2021. Paul knocked his older opponent out in the first round.
Next came two fights against former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.
The first bout in August 2021 went to Paul by way of a split decision after eight rounds.
However, the second fight with Woodley in December 2021 ended in a brutal sixth-round knockout. Woodley was a late stand-in for Tommy Fury, but he was no match for Paul, who was urged to fight a "real boxer" next time out.
In October 2022, Paul beat former UFC champion Anderson Silva by unanimous decision.
Tommy Fury clash
Paul and Fury had agreed to fight on December 18, 2021, in Tampa, Florida. But the Brit pulled out on medical grounds at the start of December with a broken rib and chest infection.
Fury labelled the cancellation one of "the darkest days that I've had in my life so far".
And Paul claimed he had no desire to get the fight back on.
"He wants the payday. But I said it before, I don't wanna take the fight with him, he doesn't deserve it. I'd rather fight Tyson Fury. I'll fight his brother or his dad before I'll fight Tommy," he told Volume Sports in January 2022.
The fight was rescheduled for early August 2022, but once again Fury pulled out of the bout due to travel issues.
Hasim Rahman Jr was brought in as a late replacement but that was also cancelled due to weight issues.
Eventually Paul and Fury agreed to have their long-awaited clash in February 2023 in Saudi Arabia.
Fury defeated Paul by split decision after eight rounds to settle their grudge match at the at Diriyah Arena.
The 23-year-old Brit took a standing count for a knockdown in the final round - with the British fighter claiming to have slipped - but had earlier done enough to earn a split decision on the judges' cards.
Paul was penalised a point for holding in the fifth round, with British fighter Fury also facing a deduction in the next.
The judges scored a scrappy contest 75-74 Paul, 76-73 and 76-73 Fury.
Paul complained of feeling sick while in camp and hurting his arm.
The American added: "I have already won in life, in every single way. I have amazing friends and family.
"This is a humbling experience, but I will get back in the gym and we will be back."
Paul's net worth is reportedly around $40million.
Jake Paul's brother is Logan Paul. Like Jake, he is most known for his work on YouTube and other social media platforms. In 2021, he fought Floyd Mayweather in an eight-round exhibition.
The fight - which delivered more than one million PPV buys in America - went the full distance and ended in a draw.
Jake Paul News
- Feb 26, 2023