Dricus Du Plessis respects Jake Paul's boxing career: “My man’s making money”

Dricus Du Plessis explains why he respects Jake Paul and the noise he's made as a boxer.

by Aryan Lakhani
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Dricus Du Plessis respects Jake Paul's boxing career: “My man’s making money”
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Jake Paul has more criticizers than well-wishers; the UFC middleweight champion Dricus Du Plessis belongs to the list of well-wishers as he respects Jake Paul and everything he has done in the sport of boxing. Jake Paul is fighting Mike Tyson on 20th July at the AT&T stadium for 8, 2-minute rounds.

It’s a heavily criticized match up. However, Jake Paul is progressively switching haters into fans.

Dricus Du Plessis on Jake Paul’s boxing career

Recently on the Shadow Banned Podcast, Dricus Du Plessis shared his thoughts on Jake Paul and his boxing journey.

“Successful dude,” Du Plessis said, as quoted by mmafighting.com. “I respect the grind and what he’s done. There was one problem that I had and that is the martial artist in me speaking. The fact that he’s getting paid crazy money, [more than] people that have been working their whole lives — not me, I get paid — people, boxers that have been working, world champions, but that’s the entertainment industry.

Fight a boxer. The first real boxer he fought, he lost”.

Dricus Du Plessis on Jake Paul’s success

“But one thing I can say, I don’t disrespect him in the sense of what he’s been able to do, My man’s making money … He is fighting, he’s getting better every fight.

He is getting better. He’s not a * boxer, make no mistake, but take the route that you need to be taking. … To hate him for no reason, it’s uncool. To hate the fact that he’s getting paid more than all the other fighters, call it jealousy if you will, and there’s a part of me that probably is — I just know if we had to box each other, it wouldn’t be a fight”.

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