He was standing on the stage-shirtless-with about $1 million worth of jewellery hanging around his neck and wrists. On Sunday, he will play his fourth boxing match with former UFC welterweight champion Tyronn Woodley. For a boxer with four matches, this is easily the most watched boxing match.
He will eventually start talking about the game at the final pre-match press conference, but first, he has a message. Because of YouTube’s sensational boxer Jack Paul has become the most unlikely hero of all fighting sports.
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“Today is today when women are equal,” Paul said. Of course, after a verbal battle between a member of Paul’s team and Woodley’s mother, there will be a near scuffle later.
“I tell my mom how much I love her, tell my girlfriend how much I love her. Shout out to all the amazing women,” Paul added. “Amanda Serrano has been saying that she is on the card all week. For me, she just said she didn’t feel right on the card. So I want her to be the main event together. She deserves it.”
To be sure, Serrano will win more in her boxing career on Sunday than in a boxing career spanning 12 years, 42 games and 9 major world championship titles in 7 different weight classes. Serrano has been speaking out about the wage gap between men and women in the boxing world, and found a job as a boxing coach in his second career in MMA, just to make ends meet.
“To be a female boxer, you must have a nine-to-five [job], It’s bad because boxing is a dangerous sport,” Serrano Tell sports news in 2018“You have to concentrate. You can’t just talk about after get off work [that] You have to train. Female boxers must have additional income. “
If Paul had his way, it would change. Stephen Espinoza, president of Showtime Sports, said that the company is broadcasting Paul-Woodley’s pay-per-view show—everyone received a record payday on the undercard. This is thanks to a 24-year-old man, some people cannot take him seriously as a boxer. Some people think that his battle is a joke or a profitable strategy on a new stage. After all, Paul and his brother Logan are known for their antics, rather than taking anything seriously.
Soon after Paul commemorated the equality of women, a member of his camp began to communicate with Woodley’s mother, and the scene almost turned into an all-out quarrel, which did not help. It certainly took away Paul’s message and cheered up critics who often called Paul’s boxing a glorified propaganda stunt.
But when it comes to advocating boxer pay, Paul is as serious as a heart attack, which began to cast a shadow over his budding boxing career.
In June, Paul donated $5,000 to To GoFundMe UFC women’s lightweight player Sarah Alpar was set up to pay for her training for the September 18th game. Paul’s old sponsor, Treller, also followed suit and helped the event exceed the $30,000 goal.
Paul subsequently expressed his dissatisfaction with the UFC salary structure on Twitter, further inciting a fierce dispute between him and UFC Chairman Dana White.
“SMH…Imagine that a rookie in the NBA must start a GoFundMe to play,” Paul wrote. “I let Sarah @TOOSWEET_Alpar know that she has my support and contribution. It is my honor and honor to do my best to help other fighters.”
For months, Paul becoming the thorn next to White has been a theme. Both men attacked each other in the media because Paul continued to pursue the soldier’s salary. But his opponent did not believe that Paul did it for anyone other than himself on Sunday.
“He is the bald eagle of culture and the bald eagle of fighting sports…you won’t change s-,” Woodley said in an interview with BT Sports’ Ariel Helwani. “He is not helping the sport; he is helping himself.”
Paul was angry at the idea that he did it out of self-interest.
“He is sitting on a lie,” Paul told Sports News about Woodley’s belittling his efforts. “No matter how many years he has been in this sport, I have done more for this sport than him.”
Paul added that he made sure that Woodley entered the boxing ring with him, thus earning “four times his highest UFC payday.”
“I don’t just say it; I do it,” Paul said. “This is to take money out of my pocket to give all card-holding boxers the biggest payday of their life. Trying to discredit him is disrespectful, especially after I put him on this pedestal. Without me, he was the one. He was eliminated by the UFC. He had nothing in his life except to become a 40-year-old rapper.”
You may not like the messenger, but the message is still as important as ever. Although the company reached a $175 million sponsorship agreement with Crypto.com, more and more UFC players are talking about their financial difficulties. According to reports, the soldiers would not see the money.
Jared Cannonier and Cheyanne Buys have always bluntly expressed “bankruptcy” after the UFC game. Former champion contender Miesha Tate stated that “98%” of the $200,000 bonus she received when she returned to the octagonal cage was used for expenses.
Perhaps Paul will become a spark that draws more attention to this issue and encourages other fighters to take a stand.
“Hate everything you want, but I don’t see other people doing that kind of thing,” Paul’s coach BJ Flores told Sports News. “If someone in the UFC said that, they wouldn’t fight. People like Jack need to raise awareness because they have a very good monopoly there. [White] Decides everything.
“I think the UFC underestimated their fighters and what they brought. Fans came to see the fighters. They didn’t come to see Dana and the others. They need to be better paid.”
It remains to be seen whether the wages of boxing women in UFC or fighters are paid, but this situation has never been paid so much before, and Jake Paul deserves to be highly recognized. He has turned it into a very public cause, surpassing boxing and MMA circles. Give your opinion of his antics and character; he may be the villain in the ring, but outside the ring, he is the most unlikely heroic fighting sport ever.