For naysayers and doubters of YouTube sensation Jake Paul, there’s some bad news for you. The social media star and professional boxer at 3-0 had now left Triller Fight Club behind to sign a multi-fight deal with Showtime Sports.
BOUTTA PUT ON ANOTHER SHOW @ShowtimeBoxing pic.twitter.com/vfIgovParD
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) May 20, 2021
When he’ll don the boxing trunks again? No one is sure. His opponent is also unknown, as is the date and venue set to make a return to the sport within the coming weeks.
“Jake is proud of the events he participated in with Triller and appreciates the opportunities they afforded him,” adviser Nakisa Bidarian confirmed to ESPN. “Jake is excited to continue his boxing career with Showtime Boxing. Fight announcement coming soon.” (MMAMania)
Paul defeated Ben Askren on the Triller Fight Club card in Atlanta, Georgia, and will corner his brother, Logan Paul in his fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Miami, Florida on June 6. Known for his ability to hype up a fight and self-promote, expect more from the 24-year old as he looks to continue to make more noise and money in the process. Here’s another tweet from Paul.
in the media business they say content is king… and in the fight business, fighters are the content…so WE are the kings👑
make sure you are getting paid like a king!
new fight announcement coming soon…
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) May 19, 2021
Paul has also defeated former NBA Slam Dunk contest winner Nate Robinson back in November of 2020 in Los Angeles via knockout in the second round. His debut win came in Miami against AnEsonGib back in January of last year via a first-round TKO.
With the Showtime Sports deal now behind him, this gives him a chance to continuously hone his craft as his fourth fight, though unknown, is upcoming, now that he is going to be featured on cable TV.