If you follow boxing and aren’t living under a rock, chances are you are aware of the stupendous rise of Jake Paul as a professional boxer- whether you are a fan of the YouTuber and social media icon or not, Jake has slowly risen to become the most viral name in not only boxing but in the entire combat sports scene since last year.
Until 2020, neither any avid social media user nor any combat sports fan would have ever visualized an internet celebrity to become a professional, but on the heels of the rise of celebrity boxing as a part of exhibition boxing, it was Jake who stepped inside the squared circle but not for an exhibition fight, but as a pro.
The 24-year-old, who goes by his nickname ‘The Problem Child’ in the squared circle, is a cruiserweight who has been staying true to his alternate moniker and has found himself at the other end of verbal tussles against some of the biggest names in boxing as well as MMA.
As of today, Jake is undefeated as a professional boxer with a 4-0 record, with three of his wins coming from knockouts. Despite not having faced any professional boxer in the ring so far, Jake has risen to the top of boxing and is one of those that can potentially bring in the biggest cash grabs in the sport currently.
Jake Paul net worth
Jake Paul’s net worth is supposedly estimated to be about $30 million.
Jake Paul tattoo
Like many other boxers and MMA fighters, Jake Paul boasts several tattoos on his body. He currently has a total of 14 tattoos- a ‘Karma’ on his right shoulder, “FOR LOYALTY “HUMAN 656″ CLEVELAND, OHIO USA c.1997” written on the right side of his stomach, “RNBO” on his stomach which stands for “Rise n’ Be Original”, a clothing brand that Jake owns, the skull of a dinosaur surrounded by a few vines and leaves on left shoulder, a small anime girl on his upper left arm, a Mickey Mouse head and a little cross tattooed on the sides of his stomach, hearts on the side of his left palm, a woman wearing the face of a jaguar on his left forearm, a sword along his spine, “GOAT INTENT” on left thigh, a bow and an arrow on his right knee, a skull with wings on his fight leg, a gun firing a bullet on his left thigh, and three Chinese symbols behind his left ear.
Jake Paul fight date
Although Jake’s first boxing match dates back to 25th August 2018 when he faced KSI’s younger brother Deji Olatunji, while Logan Paul faced KSI on the main card, his professional debut happened on 30th January last year when he squared off against fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib. He then faced former NBA star Nate Robinson on 28th November, on the undercard of Triller’s Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. Jake then faced former multi promotion MMA champion Ben Askren on 17th April, and most recently, former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley on 29th August.
Who is Jake Paul fighting next?
Even though Jake Paul has his own ‘hit-list’ of fighters that he wants to face off in future, there is not yet any confirmation on who the ‘Problem Child’ is on the works to be locking horns against. Former UFC middleweight legend Anderson Silva, who has been on his own boxing success recently, is one of the most prominent names that Jake Paul might face next.
A number of UFC fighters, from Conor McGregor to Kamaru Usman are also on Jake Paul’s wish list, while boxing champions like Canelo Alvarez and Gervonta Davis, while they are on Jake’s list, are unlikely to be his opponent anytime soon because as things stand, Jake will be avoiding an encounter with boxing’s top names. However, WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s brother Tommy Fury is a potential option who also comes from a celebrity background and has been in a feud with Jake.
How much did Jake Paul make in boxing?
It was estimated by Distractify that Jake made somewhere in the region of $700k-$800k, including PPV and sponsorship from his boxing debut against Deji. Boxing Planet reported that Jake earned $1 million on his pro debut against AnEsonGib.
Jake’s brutal KO of Nate Robinson in November last year became a hot topic among the combat sports fandom, with estimation done by Clutch Points that Jake jumped to a $10 million fight purse.
The Ben Askren fight earned Jake an official purse of $690,000, according to Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission. Although his actual purse is estimated to be much higher, including sponsorships and PPV sales.
The much-awaited fight against Tyron Woodley earned Jake a whopping $2 million, as reported by Ohio State Athletic Commission, however, minus the PPV sales or additional bonuses.
Jake Paul fight results
- Jake Paul vs. Deji Olatunji: Jake Paul won via 5th round TKO.
- Jake Paul vs. AnEsonGib: Jake Paul won via 1st round TKO.
- Jake Paul vs. Nate Robinson: Jake Paul won via 2nd round KO.
- Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren: Jake Paul won via 1st round TKO.
- Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley: Jake Paul won via split decision.
Jake Paul movies and tv shows
In the wake of his older sibling Logan Paul’s success on YouTube and former video sharing app Vine, Jake Paul made his online presence via Vine in 2013, before moving on to YouTube in 2014.
Jake made his television debut with Disney Channel’s Bizaardvark, and in 2017 launched an entertainment collaborative titled ‘Team 10’. The next few years saw Jake releasing his viral singles “It’s Everyday Bro,” “Malibu”, “Champion” and others.
Jake made his silver screen debut with ‘Dance Camp’ in 2016 and also starred in ‘Mono’, ‘Airplane Mode’ and ‘Mainstream’.