Did Jake Paul revive boxing serious discussion.

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  1. svmVR2097 Brown Belt

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    I mean, he’s purposely putting on the weight to play Hulk Hogan in a movie, right?
     
  2. PEB Great turntable of space and time dude

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    I am likely older then you an follow boxing an MMA and he's constantly being brought up. People like Bisbing, Mike Tyson and tons of others. He's hardly without discussion ether positive or negative.
     
  3. nac386 Steel Belt

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    I meant that I had never heard of him before the boxing match. He’s been discussed lately, but that’s because he was on the undercard of a Mike Tyson fight, matched up against a celebrity athlete.

    Im not convinced he has brought very many new boxing fans to the table. Freak show fights and celebrity matches have always been a thing, I don’t think what we are seeing right now will really have any meaningful impact on the sport. It seems more like a bunch of kids who like celebrity matches, and a bunch of celebrities looking to capitalize (Bisping, Askren, etc).
     
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  4. BADBOYKILLA Green Belt

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    I dont think he revived boxing at all thats giving him credit for nothing because he hasn't accomplished anything in the sport he fought 2 non boxers that should have been labeled exhibitions. It was like watching Anthony Joshua's first pro fights they were insulting to watch because his opponents were absolute trash. Both Paul's cant hang with real pros but hopefully some of the people who tune in for these circus fights will mature into some real boxing fans and support real fighters.
     
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  5. BluntForceTrama Black Belt

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    Ryan Garcia and Jake (slightly) has pulled myself from the UFC for at least a little Maybe I'm a fanman or something Nothing seems all that compelling to me in the UFC right now except for maybe Kattar v Holloway

    Haven't checked the UFC boards in over week n half
    I'm way more submerged in the drama of boxing's 135ers
     
  6. TheWobbler Brown Belt

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    I'll take jake Paul seriously when he fights an actual boxer. The opponent doesn't have to be good to start of with but someone who has trained a few years and has some experience.
     
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  7. Jonny Ninja Red Belt

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    I reckon he hasn’t got his hands up because most of his experience will be on the pads/on a bag, and not sparring.

    Yeah he looks like a bodybuilder, he’s fckin huge, but he has decent hand speed and he’s not as stiff as he should be. good front kick as well. Not too impressed with his roundhouse though
     
  8. aries Gold Belt

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    Yeah could well be that. Nothing like some sparring to figure out quickly what your defensive flaws are. And yeah his round house looked strained as if he was too stiff in the hips.
     
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  9. BluntTrauma21 Broner Brodie / Pulev Posse

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    He didn't revive boxing by any means but there's no denying the Paul bro's in general have gotten a younger fanbase to tune in that wouldn't have otherwise if it weren't for them competing in the sport. I'm for it, the more fans the better. I don't care how they get into the sport as long as they have a chance to fall in love w/ the sport that we all love and end up actually watching high level prizefights and staying around after these Paul bro's are done w/ the sport.
     
  10. Minowafanatic Black Belt

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    Despite being in his 20s, the group he attracts is tweens, as far as I can tell
     
  11. nac386 Steel Belt

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    That's the impression I get. So the question is, are any of these kids going to start ordering Canelo fights? Or are they going to tune in when there's a freakshow fight, and ignore the rest of the legitimate sport?
     
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    Funny that the more i hear about these Paul brothers the more disinterested I get. They smell of reality show. All the gear, no idea.
     
  13. Minowafanatic Black Belt

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    Yeah, I guess a few must eventually get brought into boxing, even if it's a very small percentage of that initial audience they attract. I agree with you that I don't think it's a significant number. Maybe if one of these youtuber guys was sacrificed to some legitimate boxing prospect trying to break through into the mainstream then it might be different.
     
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  14. TheGreatA Silver Belt

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    I think the Fury-Wilder fights helped to bring back some of the buzz, in casual circles.

    Tyson's "comeback" was also heavily publicized.
     
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    Mexican fans are keeping Boxing alive in the States.
     
  16. SuwoopBangin Praise Be Unto The Based

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    Somebody post the thread with articles talking about the death of boxing from like 1902 all the way to now
     
  17. IronMike22 White Belt

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    Yes and no
     
  18. SSgt Dickweed Red Belt

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    Logan Paul IS the internet.

     
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    Jake has definitely helped it. It’s become more interesting.
     

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