UFC legend Rampage Jackson credits Logan and Jake Paul for ‘resurrecting’ boxing and filling the void left by Mike Tyson


Former UFC light heavyweight champion and MMA icon Quinton “Rampage” Jackson thinks Logan and Jake Paul deserve credit for “resurrecting” boxing.

Jackson says he’s always been a fan of the sport, but fell in love with it after Mike Tyson retired and only rediscovered his fondness for boxing since YouTubers came to mix things up. things.

Logan and Jake made a ton of money boxing
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“I really don’t think about them, but I think they’re entertaining. Looks like they resurrected boxing,” Rampage told SCMP.

“I think boxing is a great profession. I’ve been training boxing for 15+ years now and fell in love with it. I really like boxing.

“I love boxing but it got boring after a while. Once Mike Tyson was gone, it wasn’t as exciting. Mike Tyson, his heyday was in the late 80s, early 90s, after that I wasn’t really into it anymore.

“I feel like the Paul Brothers brought a bit more excitement. They boxed people who aren’t even boxers, people can criticize but at the end of the day it’s fun.

Logan is the eldest of two brothers, who made a name for themselves on the internet before deciding to venture into combat sports.

The 27-year-old moved into the boxing world and faced ringside legend Floyd Mayweather for eight rounds in June 2021.

UFC legend Rampage Jackson credits Logan and Jake Paul for 'resurrecting' boxing and filling the void left by Mike Tyson
Jackson lost his last fight to fellow legend Fedor
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UFC legend Rampage Jackson credits Logan and Jake Paul for 'resurrecting' boxing and filling the void left by Mike Tyson
Mayweather took on YouTube sensation Paul in Florida last summer
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Despite being outmatched, the novice managed to see the final bell and due to the nature of the exhibition fight, no winner or loser was announced.

Meanwhile, Jake has carved out a decent boxing career for himself.

“The Problem Child” currently boasts a perfect 5-0 record as a professional boxer after picking up wins over fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib, former NBA player Nate Robinson and MMA fighters Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley ( x2).

The 25-year-old is expected to return to the ring in August and he is expected to up his competitive level.

Paul named Floyd Mayweather, Oscar De La Hoya, Anderson Silva, Michael Bisping, Tommy Fury and Sonny Williams on his latest hit list.

UFC legend Rampage Jackson credits Logan and Jake Paul for 'resurrecting' boxing and filling the void left by Mike Tyson
Paul put Woodley to sleep in his last fight
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