BOXING promoter Eddie Hearn gave a brutally honest assessment of the skills of YouTube personality Jake Paul.
Hearn labelled Paul’s ability as “average” during a Q&A – but insisted he was complimenting him.
Jake Paul (left) and Eddie Hearn (right) during a Q&A session
The pair sat down for an interview with DAZN back in May amid the Katie Taylor vs Amanda Serrano fight and straight away it descended into chaos as Paul took offence to Hearn’s jab.
Hearn started the interview by saying: “He fought AnEsonGib who was terrible on the night and Jake looked pretty average cause Gib was terrible as well.”
Paul rebuked this, suggesting his ability could not be properly judged due to the fight lasting such a short amount of time.
After a swift back and forth the promoter responded once again: “That’s true, that’s true. I don’t know where you might go. I just give you where I think you’re at which I’m entitled to, which is average.”
He then delivered the killer line: “average is very complimentary.”
This follows on from Hearn declaring Paul would never win a world title in boxing.
Paul’s YouTube channel currently sits at 20.4 million subscribers, but switched the YouTube scene in favour of boxing in 2018.
His first fight was on the undercard of the KSI vs Logan Paul bout, which attracted over 2.25 million live views.
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This fight was only a white-collar match, but a fifth round TKO gave Paul the green light to go pro in his next fight.
His next fight saw him fight the aforementioned AnEsonGib – another YouTuber – and win via a first-round TKO.
Since then he has won each of his pro fights, beating former MMA welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley in a rematch in December after Tyson Fury’s brother Tommy Fury pulled out.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are some of the benefits of boxing
Boxing offers many health benefits. For starters, boxing helps build strong muscles and bones. Boxing can improve your coordination and reflexes. It strengthens your heart, lungs and other vital organs. The best part is that boxing doesn’t require any special equipment. You can use whatever you have around the house.
What is the best way to learn boxing without fighting?
Fighting is the only way to train boxing. To improve your boxing skills, you must work hard. You will be able to improve your boxing technique and endurance.
You can improve your boxing technique by watching good boxers compete. It is important to observe their movements, their defenses, and how well they use punches. Try to imitate their movements.
Next, you need to spar with another boxer. This is where you will see if your boxing technique has improved. It’s important to observe how fast you can punch, the strength of your punches and how well you block any incoming punches while sparring.
Finally, you’ll need to practice your boxing skills by doing drills. Practice is key, so don’t be discouraged and keep practicing.
How to throw a jab
Here’s a step-by, easy guide on how to throw a jab.
- Move forward with both your feet.
- Arrest your arm high above your shoulder.
- Move your fist towards your target.
- After hitting your target, swing your arm backwards.
- Repeat steps 1 through 4.
- It is just like normal sparring with a partner, but you want to throw punches at 75% of your normal speed. (wikihow.com)
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How to learn to box for exercise
How to learn how to box for Exercise
Learning boxing will help you improve your self-confidence and physical fitness. Boxing is the most well-known sport in the world. It requires strength, speed, agility, stamina, coordination, balance, power and accuracy.
Boxing is an excellent way to lose weight and feel great about yourself. You’ll love the activity and want to continue it.
There are many different types of boxing training programs available. Some require you to train at home while others are done in gyms or health clubs. Online courses are available that you can access anywhere in the world.
When choosing a program, make sure that it meets your goals and fits into your lifestyle. The best programs focus on exercises that increase muscle mass, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. They also promote overall well being.
It’s important to decide whether you prefer a beginner-level course or one that is more advanced. Basic techniques and drills are taught in beginner’s programs. These include shadowboxing and sparring, mittwork, and punching combinations. Advanced programs offer more variety and more complex movements.
Programs for beginners usually last eight weeks and cost less that $100. These programs do not provide guidance about nutrition, weight, injury prevention or any other aspect of boxing training.
Advanced programs last approximately six months and typically cost $300. They can include nutrition advice, stretching routines, warm up exercises, and instructions on proper technique. Some programs include resistance training, such as lifting weights, and aerobic conditioning, such as running.