The youtuber turned boxer Jake Paul finally announced his return to the ring. ‘The Problem Child’ teased his fans in a video he uploaded to his Instagram account and said he will be back in August.
In the video, Jake can be seen training and near the end of the video he approached the camera and revealed his return date.
“August I’m back, baby.” Jake Paul said. He also wrote “6-0 coming soon” in the caption.
Jake Paul’s last appearance inside the ring was 3 months ago on December 18 when he had a rematch against the former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Unlike their first match where it ended with a judges score, their rematch ended with Jake finishing Woodley in a spectacular fashion.
With that victory, Jake ended the controversy and kept his record clean. In his professional boxing career, Jake Paul has boxed 5 times and won all of those. The 25-year-old picked a part various retired athletes including Nate Robinson, Ben Askren, and Tyron Woodley.
Paul’s next opponent still hasn’t been decided. Jake Paul has several names on the list. Tyson Fury’s half brother Tommy Fury is a possible opponent. Their fight was canceled due to Tommy pulling out and Tyron Woodley stepped in on short notice.
The legendary boxer Mike Tyson is also a potential opponent for Jake as Iron Mike has expressed his interest in bumping fists with Jake. In fact, the two are good friends and hang out quite often. However, Mike Tyson set a fairly high price and likely priced himself out of that conversation. Controversial Bellator athlete Dillon Danis is persistently lobbying for the chance on social media however it looks unlikely Paul will give him the time of day.
Other names that were discussed are Julio Ceasar Chavez Jr and Anderson Silva.
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