Jake Paul made a profound statement ahead of his boxing return against Nate Diaz later this year.
Paul will face Diaz in a highly-anticipated boxing match on August 5th in Dallas, TX. He’s looking towards a triumphant return after losing his first fight earlier this year against Tommy Fury.
Love him or hate him, Paul has made a big impact on boxing during his young career in the sport. He’s helped bring a large, young audience from his career in content creation ringside.
Paul continues to have lofty expectations for his boxing tenure as he moves forward in his career. He wants to eventually earn a world title and has previously called out Canelo Alvarez for a fight.
Paul has dealt with his fair share of critics since his boxing debut, and he feels he’s already done enough to be considered an all-time great.
Jake Paul Hits Back At Boxing Career Critics, Says He’s A Hall of Famer
During the Paul vs. Diaz pre-fight press conference on Tuesday, after one reporter alluded to him not being a Hall of Famer, Paul unleashed on those criticizing his credentials.
“I’ve done more for the sport than any boxer in current history,” Paul said. “What has Floyd Mayweather done for women’s boxing? I’ve changed the entire game, brought in a new 70 million followers to this sport, more than these Hall of Fame guys. Ryan Garcia vs. Gervonta Davis? 800 thousand pay-per-view buys. Me versus Tommy? 830 thousand. So you want to talk about Hall of Famers, you want to talk about résumé? I’m building it up…I’m just getting started in this game.”
Before the loss to Fury, Paul was unbeaten in his boxing career, with wins over former MMA standouts Anderson Silva, Tyron Woodley, and Ben Askren. He also beat former NBA star Nate Robinson and fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib.
The Paul vs. Diaz co-main event features one of the top female boxers of all time, Amanda Serrano, taking on Heather Hardy. She’ll put all of her titles on the line and will get a big spotlight in the process.
Paul’s self-belief is evident, and he feels when he eventually decides to hang up the gloves, he’ll cross all of the previous doubts off of his list.
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