Fans who wanted to see Jake Paul fight, haven’t exactly had the best time in the last couple of days. Reports came out that his fight against Hasim Rahman Jr has been cancelled. Paul’s promotional company ‘Most Valuable Promotions’ confirmed the news citing an alleged breach of contract from Rahman Jr’s side.
But now it seems like ‘The Problem Child‘ is already looking for a new fight. In a recent report, it was suggested that Paul may be fighting former kickboxer and social media influencer, Andrew Tate. However, the report clarified that it was just a rumour from a few different sources and nothing was confirmed.
In July of this year, Tate stated that he would destroy Paul if they ever fought.
Hence, the reports of them being potentially matched-up excited the fans. But, Andrew’s spokesperson came out with a statement to Mirror Fighting to dismiss the claims. According to them, there have not been any official talks or negotiations between the two camps. But they did not rule out the possibility of Tate fighting Jake and kept the door open for negotiations in future.
“There are currently no productive talks with Jake Paul’s team regarding a fight between him and Andrew. We are aware that due to the rise in Andrew’s popularity it’s a fight the world wants to see; however, at this moment in time, there is nothing to report.” (h/t via The Mirror)
Why is Andrew Tate the perfect next opponent for Jake Paul?
Jake Paul has a boxing record of 5-0 and all of his wins have come over opponents who are either not trained in combat sports or are not boxers. So he is not really looking to become a legit boxer and win a proper championship. He is looking for the most lucrative paycheck and the biggest name available. Hence, fans welcomed his decision to fight Hasim Rahman Jr as Hasim was a legit boxer.
But now that the fight is off, Jake needs a big-name opponent to make headlines for his next fight. Andrew Tate is the perfect candidate for Jake’s next fight. Tate is a controversial figure with a massive social media reach. He is infamous for some outrageous comments in the past.
Tate has won four world titles in kickboxing and last fought in 2020. He also has an MMA record of 1-0. However, he has focused more on the entertainment side of things recently. In 2016, he made an appearance on UK television as he was a part of the TV show, ‘Big Brother.’ He currently holds both UK and Romanian citizenship despite being born in the USA.
Hence, a fight between two celebrities will attract a big audience and it will be much better for Jake Paul who will have a bigger chance of winning against Tate than he had against Hasim Rahman Jr.