Despite Jake Paul’s desire to become a boxing champion, he would never turn down the chance to make a lot of money. Jake Paul expected larger bouts after Silva but died for KSI.
The YouTuber-turned-MMA-superstar understands that if he wins his next bout against Anderson Silva, a former UFC middleweight champion, his competition would inevitably increase in level. On October 29th, the battle will go down.
Newcomer to Boxing Jake Paul
Paul, a relative newcomer to boxing, enters as a slight underdog against Silva, who had a triumphant return to the sport in 2021 by beating Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., a former boxing champion and holder of several championships.
In theory, Paul should be able to move on from his rivalry with Silva and his fellow social influencers, but that won’t stop him from settling old scores, like the one he has with KSI.
Paul predicted to MMA Fighting that the increased competitiveness, more callouts, and increased fight sizes will result from this. It’s like someone opened a dam. This is a fascinating topic.
Nonetheless, if someone is talking s*** and I can go inside and knock them out and get a ton of money, just as you said it’s reward fighting, then I’m not going to be the last to tell KSI no if he wants to volunteer by his own death.
Olajide Olayinka Williams Olatunji (better known as KSI) fought Jake Paul’s older brother, Logan Paul, twice in the first major boxing event to feature social influencers. The full name of the artist formerly known as KSI is Olajide Olayinka Williams Olatunji.
After that, KSI didn’t give up on his dream of becoming a professional boxer. Recently, he faced and defeated two opponents in a single event, one of them being professional boxer Luis Alcaraz Pineda.
Paul Claimed He’d Never Employ KSI’s Strategy Since He’s Still Pursuing Success
Paul made fun of KSI for the stunt and vowed he’d never do something similar, especially given that he’s still looking for legitimate wins to add to his record. KSI’s gimmick was an easy target for Paul’s mockery.
When he fought, it was “two persons in one night.” Paul said it was the silliest and cheesiest thing he’d ever seen. The effort and resources put into this were fruitless.
I have a commitment to my fans to continue putting on enormous fights billed as all-out wars and featuring exciting contests, and that’s what I want to do.
KSI, a 25-year-old fighter from Ohio, does not argue against the possibility that people would pay to see him take on Paul even though he has never fought someone with as much experience as Silva and lost.
Despite this, Paul has set his sights on moving on to more challenging and prestigious competition with the hopes of eventually winning a world title. Paul said the animosity he felt would only grow over time.
It’s becoming tougher in every fight, and every time I confront a new obstacle, I have to keep doing what I’ve been doing because it’s the only thing I can do. My whole working life. If people think I’m going to win easily over my opponent, they won’t bother watching my fights. I’d rather not get into that kind of debate.