Mams Taylor, the president of Misfits Boxing, is the most recent so as to add a juicy storyline to the numerous influencer boxing narratives: on the True Geordie Podcast, he claimed Jake Paul agreed to combat KSI earlier than then backing out.
KSI’s supervisor this week mentioned Paul initially agreed to combat in a bigger U.Okay. stadium earlier than rejecting each steered dates. The disagreements have been centered across the undercard, a trivial beef, and a winner-take-all facet to the combat, together with manufacturing, which is a very ridiculous ask.
After these have been smoothed over, Paul allegedly backed out anyway. Taylor claimed the YouTuber cited a want to “combat a much bigger title” over one other creator.
The Paul brothers and different Twitch and YouTube influencers have been initially panned by hardcore boxing followers, who dubbed them unserious and mentioned they have been utilizing the game for clout. Then, one thing both humorous or infuriating, relying in your standpoint, occurred; a few of the influencers proved they may truly combat.
Jake Paul, who was previously identified for unfunny Vines and making music movies that qualify as weaponized cringe, is at present seven-and-one throughout eight fights since 2019. He’s nonetheless by no means been knocked out, along with his one loss coming to Tommy Fury by choice.
Is Paul feasting on washed MMA stars and YouTubers? Positive, yeah, the power of schedule isn’t the best. Nonetheless, a 7-1 file is much past what boxing followers anticipated, and past what some rabid Paul followers anticipated besides.
KSI, by comparability, is undefeated, with 4 knockouts and one win by choice.
Boxing is a sport of egos, however it’s additionally a sport with a really strict timeframe in which you’ll be able to actually compete. There’s a must generate profits now, versus later, and for influencers, their important jobs may give them the monetary freedom to combat when and the way they need. It’s definitely a loss for the game, however I doubt that is going to harm Paul or KSI’s financial institution accounts.