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Jake Paul Passionately Defends Women's Boxing, It's Very Good To See

Max Sherry


Jake Paul Passionately Defends Women's Boxing, It's Very Good To See

Say what you like about Jake Paul, but his comments about women's boxing were a breath of fresh air.

The YouTuber has come out and passionately defended Katie Taylor, Amanda Serrano and all female boxers while also slamming promoter Bob Arum for his "misogynistic" comments.

It's not a side we're used to seeing from Paul, but we like it.

Eddie Hearn, Katie Taylor, Amanda Serrano and Jake Paul. Credit: Alamy
Eddie Hearn, Katie Taylor, Amanda Serrano and Jake Paul. Credit: Alamy

25-year-old Paul was in the talkSPORT studio alongside Eddie Hearn to promote the upcoming undisputed title bout between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano, in what's being described as the biggest women's boxing match in history.

The event is tipped to be a huge draw with everyone from boxing purists to standard sports fans eager to see who comes out on top.

But it seems not everyone is interested

Top Rank boss Arum recently said people don't "particularly pay attention to the women fights" and that it was like "comparing the Premier League to women's football".

These comments angered many - Paul being one of them.

"First and foremost Amanda's a friend, he was basically talking crap about Amanda," he told talkSPORT's Laura Woods and Ally McCoist.

"Not only is she a friend she's an athlete signed to my promotional company and he's out there saying nobody cares about this fight. No one, Bob? I'm getting riled up in this studio [talking about him].

"No one cares about anything you have to say you know he's a dinosaur.

"When someone makes misogynistic comments like that especially to someone that I care about then of course I'm going to speak up."

But Paul wasn't done there.

The way he spoke about women's boxing in general was a breath of fresh air to hear.

"It's historic to say the least," co-promoter Paul said of the Taylor-Serrano bout.

"That fact that it was the second-most pre-sales in Madison Square Garden history is next level, I was blown away by that.

"I knew there was going to be a ton of excitement for this fight, but now we're talking about breaking records with it. Both the girls are here in the building and the press conference today, [you can see] this is only getting bigger every single day.

"This was what was needed in women's boxing to really kick it off and send a big shock of momentum into it and to prove that these girls are worth seven figures which is another massive, historic thing."

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/talkSPORT/Alamy

Topics: Boxing News, Boxing, Jake Paul, Australia

Max Sherry
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