Jake Paul Praised For Reaction During Boxing Match He Helped Set Up
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It's safe to say that there are plenty of people who don't have a lot of time for Jake Paul, but he's been offered some rare praise for his reaction during a boxing match he helped set up. You can watch the moment he gets mugged off by Eddie Hearn here:
YouTuber-turned-boxer Paul is also Puerto Rican boxer Amanda Serrano's promoter, and he was clearly enthralled as she locked horns with Katie Taylor last weekend.
Video footage shows the 25-year-old getting extremely animated at ringside in Madison Square Garden on 30 April, where he was watching on alongside Hearn.
Wearing some highly questionable clobber, Paul jumped up and down as he spurred on Serrano, while Hearn was comparatively restrained.
Commenting on the video, one person said: "We can all slag off joke paul, and we know he is a bit deluded when it comes to how far he can go in boxing but one thing for sure is that he has been instrumental in getting these two fighters their biggest pay day of their lives. So kudos for that."
Another agreed: "Took the words right out of my mouth man.
"He's a bit of a d**k but truth be told he's generosity helped get Serrano where she is. And has given other fighters a great payday that they never got from bigger promotions.
"The friendship Serrano & Paul have is something you love to see."
A third added: "The way jake is supporting her."
The fight was billed as the biggest in the history of women's boxing and it did not disappoint, enthralling the sell-out crowd of more than 19,000.
Irish fighter Taylor was rocked on multiple occasions and seemed on the verge of being stopped, but she showed terrific composure thereafter and used every ounce of her experience to finish strongly.
Two judges scored the fight in her favour 97-93 and 96-93, with a third plumping for Serrano 96-94, handing Taylor a split-decision win as she retained her status as undisputed lightweight champion.
"I had to dig deep in there, I had to produce a career-defining performance to actually win," Taylor said at a post-fight press conference.
"We definitely got the best out of each other, that's for sure.
"Everybody was talking about this as the biggest fight in women's boxing history but I think it actually exceeded everything that people were talking about.
"This was a special, special moment. It was the best night of my career. I wasn’t sure if anything could reach my Olympic gold medal moment but that was absolutely the best moment of my career."
In the aftermath of the tight bout, Paul tweeted that Serrano had been 'robbed' by simply stating: "Robbed."