Jake Paul in talks to have boxing bout streamed live on Netflix

Jake Paul might have his upcoming boxing bout live-streamed on Netflix, as reported by The Wall Street Journal.

Over the past few years, Jake Paul has transitioned from a YouTuber to a prominent figure in the world of boxing, taking on various opponents. His recent victory against Nate Diaz has only solidified his position in the boxing world, and he’s scheduled to face off once more in December 2023, although his opponent remains undisclosed.

Netflix, traditionally a platform for on-demand content, is now exploring the option of live-streaming sporting events, with a particular focus on Jake Paul.

Additionally, Netflix is in talks to stream a boxing match featuring participants from Showtime’s Premier Boxing Champions show, although the specific boxers are yet to be revealed.

The idea of live-streaming boxing matches on Netflix is still in its infancy, and there is no official confirmation of whether Jake Paul’s December event will be available for streaming on the platform. However, given Jake Paul’s continued success in the ring, it’s highly likely that he will be back for more in 2024.

It’s worth noting that Jake Paul has a history of collaboration with Netflix, most notably through the release of the documentary “Untold: Jake Paul the Problem Child” in early August.

The documentary “UNTOLD: Jake Paul the Problem Child” chronicles the life and career of Jake Paul, a controversial YouTube star who transitioned to professional boxing. The documentary explores various aspects of his journey, including his early YouTube fame, his rivalry with his brother Logan Paul, and the controversies surrounding his online presence. It also delves into Jake Paul’s foray into boxing, his matches against professional mixed martial artists, and his impact on the sport.

Here’s a timeline of key events covered in the documentary:

2013: Jake and Logan Paul start a YouTube channel and gain popularity on Vine.
2014: Jake and Logan move to Los Angeles to pursue their online careers.
2016: Jake Paul lands a starring role in the Disney Channel show Bizaardvark.
2017: A rivalry between the Paul brothers grows as they compete to become the biggest YouTube stars.
July 2017: Jake’s antics in Los Angeles lead to legal and public relations issues, including complaints from neighbors and his subsequent departure from Disney.
January 2018: Logan Paul faces backlash for posting a video featuring a suicide victim in Japan’s Aokigahara forest.
2018: UK YouTuber KSI challenges Jake and Logan to a boxing match, leading to their first boxing bout in August.
2020: Jake Paul begins to build his boxing career, with his professional debut against AnEsonGib.
2021: Jake defeats two professional mixed martial artists, Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley.
2022: Jake feuds with UFC president Dana White and defeats Anderson Silva.
February 2023: Jake fights professional boxer Tommy Fury and suffers his first professional loss.
August 2023: Jake confronts MMA superstar Nate Diaz in the boxing ring and wins by unanimous decision, improving his record to 7-1.

The documentary provides insights into Jake Paul’s controversial journey, his impact on the world of boxing, and his evolution from an internet sensation to a professional fighter. It also explores his motivations and the challenges he has faced along the way.

Netflix recently had a string of sports documentary hits. After a multipart series on McGregor, the streaming giant did series on Tyson Fury, David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo and more.