Jake Paul has explained why he “doesn’t celebrate” after knocking out his opponents – and fans have poked fun at him by comparing the 24-year-old to Muhammad Ali
Jake Paul has explained why he doesn’t celebrate when knocking out opponents following his demolition of Tyron Woodley – and fans have hysterically compared him to Muhammad Ali.
The YouTuber turned professional boxer now has a perfect record from his five fights – knocking out each of his four opponents in some style.
While some have questioned the quality of his foes, others are aboard the hype train, and have seen similarities with the greatest in the history of the sport.
After being asked why he initially shows a reserved reaction to his emphatic knockout victories, Paul wrote on Twitter: “I don’t celebrate when I knock someone out because there’s nothing noble in doing what you’re supposed to do.”
One cheeky Twitter user wrote: “Jake Paul is a better boxer than Muhammad Ali. Don’t get me wrong, Ali has obviously had a better career and is one of the greatest of all times, but in terms of individual quality Jake Paul is the better boxer.”
With a second joking: “This is why Jake Paul is the next Ali
“Ali wasn’t celebrating either. They have the same birthday also. I see something in common. Destiny meets again. The next Ali.”
And a third laughing: “Well said! Keep knocking these fighters out soon it will be undeniable that you are the GOAT of boxing.”
Paul’s next opponent could still be Tommy Fury, who was forced to withdraw from their bout.
Paul said after his victory: “This is as real as it f…ing gets, just like my right hand,” Paul stressed.
“I told you I was going to f… him up and I f… him up!
“This guy is a legend, don’t take anything from his career as a UFC champion and respect him for taking this fight on two weeks’ notice.”
With Frank Warren telling IFL this week: “Look, we want to get the fight on. Tommy wants it on, we’ve been talking and [Paul’s] management team has been talking to us.
“Hopefully we can get resurrection and we can get it on, Tommy wants it and for the both of them it’s a fight they both said they’ve wanted.
“The public bought into it so I want to see it happen and I want to see it happen for Tommy.”