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Jake Paul Reportedly Signing With Showtime | BoxingInsider.com
May 20, 2021
Posted on 05/20/2021
By: Sean Crose
In yet one more signal of the occasions, Jake Paul is about to signal a take care of Showtime, which suggests the skilled fighter (and he’s knowledgeable fighter) who made his ring bones on the renegade entity generally known as Triller, will now be concerned with one in every of boxing’s oldest and most established broadcasters. In keeping with ESPN, “the YouTuber-turned-prizefighter has a deal in place for his subsequent boxing match to be distributed by Showtime Sports activities.” This will likely come as a shock to many, as Paul, though knowledgeable 3-0 fighter, is seen extra as a novelty act than a severe up and coming cruiserweight.
Paul, nevertheless, brings in consideration, and a spotlight brings in viewers, one thing the folks at Showtime are little doubt keenly conscious of. In a world the place prime fights usually don’t appear to occur and top quality fights – like this weekend’s Jose Ramirez-Josh Taylor junior welterweight throwdown – are ignored by most people, teaming up with fashionable figures like Paul, who obtained his begin as a social media celeb, make sense in addition to cents for retailers like Showtime. “Jake is pleased with the occasions he participated in with Triller and appreciates the alternatives they afforded him,” ESPN quotes Nakisa Bidarian, Paul’s advisor, as saying. “Jake is worked up to proceed his boxing profession with Showtime Boxing. Struggle announcement coming quickly.”
After all, things like Paul signing with Showtime don’t occur in a vacuum. Paul’s older brother Logan is ready to face none aside from Floyd Mayweather himself in a Showtime pay per view exhibition match in June. Throughout a press convention between Logan and Mayweather in Miami, Paul did what he does greatest, which is draw consideration to himself. Swiping Mayweather’s hat off his his head, Paul tried to get away however was pounced on, then chased, by Mayweather and his bodyguards. It made for fairly a scene, which is nothing however excellent news for these cashing in on occasions of this nature.
Paul himself has three skilled fights to his title. He’s received all of them and clearly has a potent proper hand. In his most up-to-date battle, he knocked out former UFC notable Paul Askren within the first spherical. The rub, nevertheless, is that Paul has by no means met one other skilled fighter within the ring. Like Conor McGregor earlier than him, it seems Paul might want his first combat with a professional to be with Mayweather, who – though retired from the professional ranks – is taken into account an all time nice.