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Jake Paul has made the audacious claim that he's the best thing to happen to the sport of boxing in a century.
The YouTuber turned fighter currently has a 4-0 unbeaten record and will face Tommy Fury on December 18.
Paul had his first fight in January 2020 against fellow YouTube star AnEsonGib and since then, has become a major pay-per-view draw with a variety of opponents .
Ahead of his clash with Fury next month, Paul sat down with Bleacher Report and got real about his influence on the fight game.
The 24-year-old then named a number of pros who appreciate the work he's done.
"I'm the best thing that's happened to boxing in a century, period," he claimed.
"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."
Paul beat Gib and former NBA player Nate Robinson in 2020 before moving on to ex-UFC stars Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley in 2021.
'The Problem Child' swiftly knocked Askren out in April before taking victory over Woodley via split decision in August.
His brother, Logan, went the distance with Floyd Mayweather in June and is said to be fighting Mike Tyson next year.
Tyson is a big fan of Paul brothers and has worked out exactly why people choose to watch them.
He said on his Hotboxin' podcast: "These guys make boxing so awesome. The boxers, the real champions, they don't have that many views.
"They'll be happy if they have a million views. These guys are 80 million views. I was like, 'God damn, man. How do you do that?'
"That's why everybody wants to kill them, because they see this little white guy, blonde hair, blue eyes, 'getting all the f**king money, talking all this s**t."
Tyson himself hasn't been in the ring since a draw with Roy Jones Jr last year and has even had Jake on his podcast, while also appearing on Logan's.
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