Jake Paul Gets Massive New Deal
If you hate Jake Paul, get ready to see a lot more of him! The up and coming boxer is staying busy, having just signed a deal for his next boxing match to be distributed by Showtime Sports. Paul’s team are in advanced talks about the potential opponent, date and location, Paul’s adviser Nakisa Bidarian told ESPN on Wednesday. “Jake is proud of the events he participated in with Triller and appreciates the opportunities they afforded him,” Bidarian told ESPN. “Jake is excited to continue his boxing career with Showtime Boxing. Fight announcement coming soon.” Paul appears to be attempting to fight Tyson Fury, as he escalated Twitter beef with him.
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Paul signing with Showtime is a massive deal, solely for how it would be a step toward further legitimacy with regards to his boxing career. Paul is 3-0 in his career, but none of those victories have been against an opponent with any professional boxing experience. Ben Askren was a washed up UFC fighter, Nate Robinson was a washed up basketball player and AnEsonGib was a former Youtuber. Paul’s competition certainly lacks credentials. Someone who could be gunning for Paul is one of the best fighters of all time, Floyd Mayweather.
Earlier this month, Paul got into a verbal confrontation with Mayweather and stole Mayweather’s hat off his head, leading to Mayweather and his security team roughing up Paul. The whole thing was captured on video, and Paul leveraged it on social media. He’s now selling merchandise with the phrase “Gotcha Hat” on his website. Mayweather would most likely dominate this prospective fight, but the draw would be immense. Paul would be compensated for the battle, and well.
Prospective other fighters could include Connor Mcgregor and Nate Diaz, both of whom Paul has called out in social media videos. He has verbally sparred with UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and former UFC double champion Daniel Cormier, who confronted Paul in person at UFC 261 last month in Jacksonville. That night, the crowd chanted “F— Jake Paul!” during main-card bouts.