WWE star Brock Lesnar has praised YouTube boxing stars Logan and Jake Paul for building their formidable brands.
The Paul brothers are at the forefront of the celebrity boxing world after achieving huge success in their social media careers.
Logan took on ring legend Floyd Mayweather last summer and aims to return to the ring later this year, likely against Brazilian star Whindersson.
On the flip side, Jake has hopes of becoming a world champion and won professional fights against former MMA champions Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley last year
Lesnar, a former UFC heavyweight champion and accomplished WWE athlete, thinks the Paul brothers have been smart in promoting themselves during their online careers.
“Great for YouTube. I’m happy for those guys. They worked at something. They built their name up. They thought outside the box, they promoted themselves,” Lesnar said of the brothers to New York Post.
Logan and Jake Paul have taken the boxing world by storm ( Image: Twitter/LoganPaul)
And when asked if Logan could transition to the WWE, Lesnar said: “Can he become a professional wrestler? Maybe if he puts as much ambition into that.”
Heavyweight boxing stars such as Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have previously shown their support for both of the Paul brothers.
Joshua praised Jake for throwing himself in the deep end and challenging former MMA champions despite having no experience in the ring.
“[He’s] great for boxing. He’s trying, zero amateur experience, throwing himself in the deep end,” Joshua told iFL TV.
“He’ll probably learn a lot more than a lot of fighters, throwing himself in the deep end, putting himself under pressure. Good luck to him.”
Jake is 5-0 as a professional but is taking some time away from the ring to promote Amanda Serrano’s undisputed lightweight title fight with Katie Taylor next month.
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The 25-year-old is expected to make his ring return later this year against rival Tommy Fury or former world titleholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
And ‘The Problem Child’ has also claimed to have the backing of Mike Tyson and Manny Pacquiao in his drastic career change from YouTube to boxing.
“I’m the best thing that’s happened to boxing in a century, period,” Paul told Bleacher Report.
“The legends would agree. The Anthony Joshuas, the Mike Tysons, the Manny Pacquiaos, the Tyson Furys. They’ve all said what I’m doing for boxing is a breath of fresh air.
“I think that debate started about a year ago – is Jake Paul good for boxing? I have silenced that, and I don’t think there’s anybody on the other side of the equation who thinks I’m bad for boxing.”