Jake Paul has boldly claimed that he is the boxing icon who will be remembered by today’s younger generation.
The 3-0 YouTuber-turned-boxer will have his next fight this weekend against Tyron Woodley, an ex-MMA fighter who was UFC welterweight champion.
Due to his fame and notoriety, Jake has already secured his status as a PPV fighter and recently signed a deal with Showtime in America.
He believes this will all propel him towards legendary status.
Jake told the Last Stand Podcast: “I am on a trajectory to become the biggest prizefighter in the world.
“I think that’s so special and people don’t get to follow that journey very often.
“As it stands, for the kids, I look like Mike Tyson.
“Your grandpa had Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson, your dad had Floyd Mayweather, this generation has Jake Paul.
“If they wanna see a highlight reel knockout, they wanna be a part of the viral conversation – so far, that’s what I’ve delivered.”
Paul made his pro debut in January 2020, stopping fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib inside one round.
He next moved to Triller for a second-round knockout of former NBA star Nate Robinson on Mike Tyson’s undercard, and then KOd ex-MMA fighter Ben Askren inside one round.
“I put on a show, I do things different, I have a mascot,” Jake continued.
“The fight night shorts that I’m wearing August 29, you’ll never have seen anything like it.
“I think it will be something that people and boxers will copy for years to come.
“So I’m just coming in with a different flavour, a different sauce.
“I speak my mind, I don’t care if people like me or not, and I’m good at this sport.”