Why Doesn't Jake Paul Fight Real Boxers? | Explained
The opponents that Jake Paul has stepped into the ring against, have become a large topic of conversation.
Although Paul has had success in his young Boxing career, many fans often wonder why he fights so many MMA fighters.
In this page, we will explain exactly why Jake Paul doesn't fight real Boxers.
Why Doesn't Jake Paul Fight Real Boxers?
The truth is that Jake Paul has tried to fight two Boxers on three occasions, but none of the fights would materialize.
At first, Jake Paul would attempt to fight Professional Boxer (and half-brother of Tyson Fury), and Tommy Fury in 2021, but Fury would pull out due to a chest infection and a broken rib.
Former UFC champion Tyron Woodley would step in on short notice as Fury's replacement.
Paul would KO Woodley in the 6th round of the fight.
Second Booking vs Tommy Fury
Jake Paul and Tommy Fury would be set to fight once again months later, but Fury would once again pull out, this time due to VISA issues.
According to Fury, he was being denied entry into the United States (where the fight was set to take place), and
"This is something that myself of my team never could have anticipated happening".
Hasim Rahman Jr Steps in to Fight Paul
Due to Tommy Fury's inability to enter the country, Paul would designate Hasim Rahman Jr. to step in as a short-notice replacement.
Rahman Jr. is another Professional Boxer with a dozen wins and single-digit losses.
Additionally, Rahman Jr. and Paul were familiar with one another, as they had sparred together in the past.
Rahman Jr. was brought in to help Paul get 'Sparring rounds in', ahead of Paul's fight against ex-NBA player Nate Robinson.
However, Paul and Rahman Jr. have very different views on what actually happened in that sparring session.
Paul believes that he got the better of Rahman Jr. for the entire sparring session.
Rahman Jr. would explain that he was holding back, in a different stance than he usually fights, and mainly using one hand, to help Paul improve.
Paul vs Rahman Jr is Canceled
Several days before the fight was scheduled to take place, the fight would be canceled.
Their fight was contractually booked to take place at the 200 lbs limit.
However, Most Valuable Promotions would explain that Rahman's camp would inform them that Rahman planned on showing up at 215 lbs, 15 lbs heavier than previously agreed.
Additionally, Rahman would withdraw from the fight, if the bout was not held at 215 lbs.
MVP would state:
"MVP and Jake Paul will not reward someone that has conducted themselves in such a deceiving and calculated manner"
Although Jake Paul has yet to fight a Professional Boxer, it hasn't been from a lack of trying.
Jake Paul Finally Fights a Boxer
On February 26th, 2023, Paul would finally see a match against Tommy Fury come to fruition in Saudi Arabia.
Unluckily for him, Fury would put on the best performance of his career and beat Paul via Split division.
Shortly after, Paul would go back to fighting MMA fighters as he'd beat Nate Diaz in a 10-round, Unanimous decision.