Jake Paul has revealed that he doesn’t celebrate defeating opponents because this is what he should have done.
The YouTuber-turned-boxer extended his record in the ring to 5-0 earlier this month when he dodged Tyron Woodley with a vicious right-hander.
Requiring a decision to beat T-Wood in their first meeting, Paul’s latest knockout boosted his record for knockouts all he had fought for.
But the 24-year-old kept his celebrations in the ring relatively short.
Explaining it on Twitter, he wrote: “I don’t celebrate when I knock someone out because there’s nothing good about doing what you’re supposed to do.”
Below Paul’s post, some social media users dared to compare him with Muhammad Ali.
One wrote: “This is why Jake Paul is the next Ali
“Even Ali wasn’t celebrating. His birthday is also the same. I see something similar. Luck meets again. Next Ali.”
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To which the other replied, tongue-in-cheek: “And like Ali, Jake’s greatness extends outside the ring as well. Jake is the perfect role model and the best example of humility and kindness! We’re really lucky to have us.” This man is blessed and his talent.
“My grandparents had Ali. My parents had Mike Tyson. We have Jake Paul.”
Another wrote: “The future of boxing is Jake Paul. Jake Paul has the speed of Mike Tyson and the power of Lennox Lewis.
“I think he deserves a championship fight. I really don’t see anyone beating him in the near future and it’s really a tribute to his hard work and dedication.”
Another user wanted to put things into perspective, saying: “Jake Paul has now defeated a 40 year old retired NBA player, a YouTuber, a 40 year old retired wrestler and a 40 year old retired MMA fighter.”
Paul is enjoying himself in the days following his second win over Woodley, playing pranks at a Miami Heat game after brother Logan compares Ali and Tyson.
Tommy Fury still wants to fight Paul even after he withdrew from his previously scheduled match due to injury.
But the Problem Child may have its eyes set on a more lucrative fight – former UFC star Dan Hardy talks ‘ridiculous’ money will result from a fight between Paul and Conor McGregor.