Jake Paul had a stellar 2021, as he witnessed an immaculate rise in his boxing career. The YouTuber turned boxer bagged three massive wins and remained successful in his non-boxing ventures as well. With this, ‘The Problem Child’ saw a surge in his earnings. He recently found a spot on the highest-paid athletes’ list.
Taking it to Twitter, Paul wrote, “Highest paid athlete under 25”
Highest paid athlete under 25
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) January 14, 2022
However, Boardroom later came in with a tweet to counter Paul’s statement. They wrote, “.@NaomiOsaka is 24 years old.”
— Boardroom (@boardroom) January 14, 2022
Although he banked a lot, he came in $12.3 million behind the 24-year-old tennis player.
Jake Paul fought thrice in 2021. First, he met the ex-UFC welterweight fighter, Ben Askren. With his colossal frame and power, the Ohio native outclassed ‘Funky’ in just 1 round. Later, he confronted Tyron Woodley in an 8-round affair in August.
To everyone’s surprise, this fight went the distance and Woodley became the first opponent Jake Paul couldn’t finish. However, Paul claimed an SD win.
For his third outing in 2021, he was aligned to face Tommy Fury. As the Briton withdrew from the fight, the then 4-0 boxer secured a rematch against ‘The Chosen One’.
Jake Paul made a statement in the Tyron Woodley rematch
Jake Paul met Tyron Woodley in a rematch at the Amalie Arena in Tampa. Woodley dictated the pace of the fight for six rounds. However, Jake Paul waited to land his best punch.
Dec 18, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Jake Paul fights Tyron Woodley at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
He finally shook Woodley with the same in round 6. Landing an overhand right, Paul floored Woodley to score a gratifying KO win. This was his biggest career win to date and ‘The Problem Child’ will look to roll out similar performances in 2022.
What do you draw off Jake Paul’s above tweet and his $45 million earnings? Will he eclipse them this year?
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