British-American kickboxing star Andrew Tate is game to fight YouTube boxer Jake Paul, but he doesn’t want an average bout — he wants to destroy him.
Jake Paul is the undeniable face of influencer boxing. Following in his older brother’s footsteps, Jake cut his eye teeth against fellow YouTuber Deji in 2018 — and since then, it’s been off to the races.
In the years that followed, Paul managed to rack up a 5-0 record, scoring all but one of his wins by knockout.
Kickboxing star Andrew Tate took notice of Paul’s comments toward McGregor last year. In fact, he even uploaded a YouTube video calling out the youngest Paul brother, saying the influencer was “desperate for a reality check.”
Andrew Tate puts up $3 million for possible Jake Paul fight
A year later, Tate claims that he actually respects Jake… and because of that, he’s willing to give him a chance in a sanctioned scrap. To the tune of $3 million, of course.
“When I made the video, I really disliked Jake Paul,” he explained during a June 7 episode of ‘The Fellas’ podcast. “Now, I don’t dislike him, I understand him. I want to make something clear: I would kick the f**k out of Jake Paul.”
“I think him fighting me is a massive risk for him, and he knows that,” he continued. “I’d love to kick the f**k out of the guy, because I love to fight. That’s the difference between me and everyone else he’s fought so far. I’m not some desperate guy at the end of his career who needs a payday.”
Tate made it clear that he feels Paul is “very smart” and “very, very clever” — two reasons that he wants to go head to head against the YouTuber like equals.
“The fact he chose fighting, which takes some genuine bravery, I actually respect,” he added. “I actually respect he gets in the ring. It’s not an easy thing to do. It’s a scary thing to do, and I respect the man for that.”
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Paul is set to return to the boxing ring this August against an as-yet unnamed opponent… but Tate’s challenge still stands when it’s over.