By the end of 2020, the fight between YouTube star Jake Paul and former NBA star Nate Robinson will be presented. The first question you ask is: Why?
This is a reasonable question.
If you are familiar with Robinson, you may be wondering how he went from basketball to boxing. This is not a typical career change, and it’s annoying even when you realize that this fight is an undercard fight with Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.
If you are familiar with Paul, boxing competition is not very strange to you because he is already involved in two fights. But both fights were against fellow YouTube players. Why is he now turning his attention to a real athlete in Robinson?
These are all valid questions, and we will learn about the “beef” between the two and how we got to this point.
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Why the fight between Jake Paul and Nate Robinson?
The play between Jake Paul and Nate Robinson began in May 2020. A few months after his first professional boxing victory against Anson Gibb, Robinson spoke to TMZ Sports. Although the call-out seemed almost irregular, Robinson was emotional.
“I want all the smoke,” Robinson told TMZ Sports. “I’m a top athlete. Beating you can be the biggest achievement of your boxing career, or the most influential person on social media – anyway. That’s your biggest claim to fame right now is knocking out Nate Robinson, so do it. It’s simple. “
Robinson’s interview with TMZ Sports in May 2020, and by July both parties had agreed to a deal.
In a statement announcing the fight, Robinson said, “I wanted to show that I am a world-class athlete. I played college football, played in the NBA for 11 years, and I am excited about this venture into the sport of boxing.”
Former NBA guard Nate Robinson and YouTube star Jake Paul have officially announced this: They tell me they will fight on September 12 as the undercard for Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. of California. pic.twitter.com/ClEP64JZFp
– Shamscharania (ha Shamscharania) July 23, 2020
In short, there is no real “beef” between the two.
Robinson thinks he’s a top athlete and wants to step into the world of boxing. Career Loss has already entered boxing with two career fights (only one as a professional), and the fight against a real athlete attracts one with two weaker opponents.
The two want to prove themselves as boxers, and fighting each other gives them a chance they didn’t get.
“A lot of boxers approached me and told me, ‘I’m an inspiration, you have to be a little crazy to do what we do.’ Robinson told Yahoo Sports. “They see that I take it seriously by what I post [on social media]. I want to show the boxing world that I take this seriously. I want them to see the hard work I do, and I respect what they do.
“It’s amazing how hard they go. This is not a game, man. I know firsthand from these runs, punches and workouts that I see what they do. I see why Android [Mayweather] The best boxer in the world, he did to win 50-0. He put in the hardest work, the hardest work, in this game. So, as an expatriate coming into their world, I want to honor them by giving them everything I have and seriously preparing them. ”