Jake Paul, the YouTube star turned boxer, has revealed his ambitious goal of becoming a world champion by 2026. Paul, who has a professional record of 7-1, said he is confident that he can achieve his dream despite taking a different path from other great fighters.
Paul is coming off a unanimous decision win over Nate Diaz, the former UFC star who made his pro boxing debut against Paul in Dallas on Saturday. The match went on till the 10th round, after which the YouTube star was declared the winner.
Recently, a Twitter account posted a statistic on Twitter that listed the names of several big names in the ring and the number of rounds they fought in their eighth professional fight. The list included names like Gervonta Davis, Floyd Mayweather, and Terence Crawford. It was mentioned that Jake Paul, with just 1 amateur fight went 10 rounds in his 8th fight.
The 26-year-old replied to the tweet, and wrote, “Facts. All great fighters. My path may be different but the destination is going to be the same. World champion by 2026.”
Jake Paul has successfully transitioned from YouTube to boxing. Since launching his YouTube channel in 2013, he has racked up millions of subscribers and countless views. He is well-known for his controversies, rap music, and prank videos. In 2018, Paul competed in his first amateur boxing match against fellow YouTuber Deji Olatunji. He prevailed in the fifth round through TKO. He subsequently became a professional in 2020, defeating YouTuber AnEsonGib in the first round by TKO.
Paul has now prevailed in seven of his last eight professional bouts, establishing himself as a competitive fighter. He has also drawn a lot of interest and criticism from the MMA and boxing scenes. He has criticised a number of well-known figures, including Canelo Alvarez, Floyd Mayweather, and Conor McGregor.