The ‘Problem Child’ Jake Paul has staggered the boxing world over the past few months. Paul garnered massive attention after his last win over NBA star Nate Robinson. Subsequently, he called out the bigwigs from MMA and predominantly the UFC, including stars like Conor McGregor and Ben Askren. The latter responded and Paul will touch gloves with him on April 17 in a full-fledged boxing bout.
With the impact Paul has created, he was bound to accrue vast notions from fans and fighters around the globe. Recently, the internet sensation, Ryan Garcia took to his podcast and warned Jake Paul on an important juncture.
He said, “There’s a secret art to every game. There’s a secret art to boxing, MMA, and wrestling that you can’t understand as the more experienced. You can’t buy it. There’s no buying this experience, you know what I mean.”
The ‘Problem Child’ is a young force in the sport with just 2 fights/wins under his wing. ‘KingRy’ admitted that Paul is trying to do something good for boxing in his own way, but he feels the 24-year-old is still inexperienced to develop the gist of the sport.
Garcia has substantial boxing experience behind him, and he’s seen the boxing world from different ends. This is principally how the WBC interim lightweight champion arrived at his aforementioned statement with such candidness.
Is Jake Paul on his pathway to becoming the hotshot of the sport?
The 24-year-old has enjoyed an exemplary run in boxing until now. He’s a true bad boy of the sport who has hit the right chord to connect with a vast fanbase.
Paul still has a vast career lying ahead of him, and as he progresses in the sport further, he will have to sharpen up his boxing prowess more than anything else. If he continues to add exemplary wins to his name, the Ohio native will walk down the pathway of greatness in boxing.
But first, he’ll have to provide a stern outing to the former UFC welterweight, Ben Askren on April 17. This is the biggest, perhaps the most important fight in shaping up Paul’s boxing career, as it will be his first one against a professional combat athlete. As such, it will help him slowly, but surely earn the boxing experience he needs if he is to prolong his punching career.