Jake Paul has admitted that he and his brother Logan talk about fighting each other in the boxing ring 'all the time', but one major obstacle has prevented the brothers from squaring up against each other- their parents won’t let them.
Both Jake and Logan have recently gone on record stating their excitement over the prospect of facing each other as they hope to become the first siblings in history to fight in a competitive match.
Speaking in a recent interview on the Impaulsive podcast, Logan said that any potential fight between the two would not be 'replicable' in history, and that even though the brothers have a somewhat rocky relationship, that tension is exactly what would make a bout between the two such a tantalising prospect.
"That is like some history in the making and in the textbook s*** and it excites me,” he said.“It is a little f***** up but we are not the most sane people in the world. We are f****** brothers we have been through it all, I don't give a f***. It's fairy dust right now, it doesn't exist.
"That’s why it excites me. I don't think it is replicable on a scale like this ever.”
When asked about his brother’s comments in a similar interview on the Flagrant podcast, Jake confirmed he and Logan talk about fighting each other 'all the time', but that family politics has prevented them from going ahead with the idea.
“Parents don’t want us to do it,” he said.
“They’re like, ‘Absolutely not. Why would you do that?”
“The Klitschko brothers never fought; the Charlo brothers haven’t fought; the list goes on. And I think Logan and I like to make history, and do shit differently, and spin the narrative. And I think for that reason, the fight will happen one day…”
If the brothers do ever face off, the safe bet would be on Jake- the 25-year-old has to date registered five knockouts in his professional career, whereas Logan is still yet to register an official win as a boxer.
Nevertheless, Logan still managed to go eight rounds against Floyd Mayweather in an unscored match in 2020, and only lost against fellow YouTuber-turned-boxer KSi in a split-second decision when the two clashed in 2018.
“It’s boxing. Anything can happen,” Jake said.
“If my own brother knocks me out, I’m perfectly fine with that. If I knock out him, which is more likely to happen just because- Logan, I love you, but he’s never won a fight.
“But yeah, he would be the one to have to accept that.”
Logan, however has stepped away from boxing, at least for the time being, as he has recently signed with WWE to become a professional wrestler, having previously performed WrestleMania 38, earlier this year.
It will only add to the disappointment for Jake, who was no doubt looking forward to the chance to knockout long time rival Tommy Fury at the beginning of next month.
However, the British boxer, brother of retired world heavyweight champion Tyson, has had to pull out of the fight for the second time.
The 'Problem Child' clearly wasn't happy with his rival and it begs the question whether he will ever actually face the former Love Island star, although money always talks in boxing.
He will instead face Hasim Rahman Jr, the son of former heavyweight world champion, with the pair having previously clashed when they were sparring partners.
Words by Tom Sanders and Ryan Sidle.
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