Jake Paul, a prominent YouTube star making waves in the fight world, has successfully transitioned into a professional boxer. The 26-year-old American boxer has consistently made headlines for engaging in notable fights against UFC veterans.
Paul entered the boxing ring in 2018 and made his professional debut two years later in 2020. Within three years, he secured seven wins against notable figures in the fighting community. One of the famous rivalries was against Tyron Woodley, where Jake won both times and may look for a third one.
Why didn’t Jake Paul walk out with Kid Cudi in the Tyron Woodley fight?
At the boxing event on August 21st, 2021, Jake Paul aimed to elevate the spectacle by approaching Kid Cudi. Paul faced Tyron Woodley in the boxing ring for the first time, securing a unanimous decision win. To promote the event, Jake enlisted Grammy Award winner Kid Cudi to perform the rapper’s music during the boxing match
Paul was having a talk with Rich. Paul, regarding why Kid Cudi didn’t walk out with him. Sports Agent Rich, many times caught on camera supporting Lebron James, decided to address what exactly happened in 2021.
“The Problem child” replied, “I tried to get him to perform at the Tyron Woodley fight, just before I came out, and he asked for, like, an astronomical fee that was like ‘Fuck you,'” he continued. “And I get it. I get it. But it’s like, this was some shit to tap in back with the city, first event back from COVID.”
Kid Cudi claps back at Jake Paul after not walking out.
At 26 years old, the boxer expressed that he couldn’t afford the fee the rapper was asking for, but Kid Cudi eventually shared his perspective. In a lengthy tweet on ‘X’, Cudi responded to Jake, stating, ‘I make art for a living. I’m not some guy that comes out to perform at boxing matches. I entertained it, though, because it was you, and though it went against what I stand for, I submitted a fee. My fee is my fee. Especially for some s***, that’s not my style.”.
The famous rapper clarified that he does free performances for the Cleveland people, but he doesn’t want to do something for free that doesn’t belong in the boxing ring. Jake will be against fighting André August next in a non PPV event.
Though Paul knows how to bring the audience even more as he expects a tough fight against André. Many fighters are keeping an eye on Paul’s next victory so they can match up with “Problem Child” this time in PFL, as per various sources.