Demetrious Johnson unimpressed with Jake Paul’s latest knockout win in boxing: “He’s facing amateur-level competition”

By Harry Kettle - March 4, 2024

Demetrious Johnson has explained why he isn’t overly impressed by Jake Paul following his latest boxing win.

Jake Paul, Ryan Bourland, Boxing, KO

Last weekend, Jake Paul returned to the ring and secured a nice KO win over Ryan Bourland. While many didn’t believe his opponent was up to scratch, a lot of fans are intrigued to see how far ‘The Problem Child’ can take this current run of his.

Of course, he does have a loss on his record courtesy of Tommy Fury, which is a fight he’s said he wants back. Either way, though, Paul knows how to get people talking.

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Former UFC champion Demetrious Johnson recently weighed in on the skills of the YouTube sensation during an analysis video.

Johnson questions Paul

“He is good. He understands distance, he understands a jab…” Johnson said. “So when I sit back and I watch Jake Paul do these amateur fights, I look at it as an amateur fight. I don’t take them as professional fights because he’s facing amateur-level competition.

“If they would have said this was a WBO world championship [fight], and Jake Paul would have won this fight and Jake Paul became a champion, do we take that belt seriously?”

Quotes via MMA News

Whether you agree with DJ or you don’t, there’s a lot to be said for Jake’s willingness to keep going with his boxing journey. He knows he has a lot of eyes on him, and it’ll be fascinating to see whether or not he can eventually challenge for some kind of world title.

Do you believe that Jake Paul will challenge for a boxing world championship one day? Do you enjoy seeing him compete? Let us know your thoughts, BJPENN Nation!

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