Jake Paul says he is “the most effective factor” for boxing in a century and believes star fighters resembling Anthony Joshua have welcomed his arrival within the sport.
The massively widespread YouTuber will resume his skilled boxing profession with a grudge battle towards Tommy Fury in Tampa on December 18.
Since his professional debut in January final yr, Paul has racked up 4 victories, together with two wins over former UFC fighters, and insists he has proved some extent to his doubters.
“I am the most effective factor that is occurred to boxing in a century, interval,” Paul instructed Bleacher Report.
“The legends would agree. The Anthony Joshuas, the Mike Tysons, the Manny Pacquiaos, the Tyson Furys. They’ve all mentioned what I am doing for boxing is a breath of recent air.
“I feel that debate began a couple of yr in the past – is Jake Paul good for boxing? I’ve silenced that, and I do not assume there’s anyone on the opposite aspect of the equation who thinks I am unhealthy for boxing.
“I’ve a basis the place we give boxing gloves to as many youngsters as potential. We’re going round, renovating boxing gyms, getting the younger youngsters impressed to field.
“I feel this sport wanted that revival.”
Paul stays assured that he can safe a future battle towards UFC star Conor McGregor, who was defeated by Floyd Mayweather in his solely boxing bout in 2017.
“I am going to battle everyone,” he mentioned. “This began with me calling out McGregor. Folks have been like, ‘Oh, that child’s loopy.’
“Now it is like, that battle might occur within the subsequent 24 months, 100 per cent. It in all probability will and I’ll beat him.
“Individuals are seeing how severe I’m about this and altering the best way they give it some thought.”
Watch Richard Riakporhe, Caroline Dubois and Florian Marku on this Saturday’s BOXXER invoice, from 8pm on Sky Sports activities.