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Jake Paul gives reason why he doesn't believe brother Logan will retire from boxing

Jake Paul gives reason why he doesn't believe brother Logan will retire from boxing

YouTube star Logan announced his retirement from boxing last week

Despite making a pretty impressive name for himself in the world of boxing, YouTube star Logan Paul last week left his fans reeling after announcing his retirement from the sport.

The American social media star only recently celebrated his first win in the boxing ring, defeating jiu jitsu champion Dillon Danis in October.

But speaking to Fox Business last week, Paul admitted that financial worries inspired his decision, telling the news outlet that there's 'no money in boxing'.

"I think I'm retired from boxing. I think I've done enough in the sport," he confessed.

Unexpectedly announcing a turning point in his already impressive career, the 28-year-old sportsman and influencer said: "I'm going to be a wrestler now. No more money in boxing, every company is going broke."

This month, Paul defeated WWE icon Rey Mysterio, bagging himself the United States Championship following the heavyweight grunge fight.

Logan Paul announced his retirement from boxing last week.
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Paul said: "It feels great. It was a dominant performance. Some frog splashes, some punches, it feels good."

But a week after making his unexpected announcement, Logan's younger brother and fellow YouTube star Jake Paul expressed his scepticism about his resignation.

Not believing his brother will completely call it quits, Jake, 26, told listeners of The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani: "I don’t know when he’ll fight but he’s just got so much fight in him and he’s going into his athletic prime."

"I think he’s going to fight again for sure," Jake added, despite opting not to address whether Logan is likely to return to the ring next year.

Jake Paul doesn't believe his brother will quit boxing.
YouTube/Jake Paul

Logan is allegedly now setting his sights fully on WWE, and there's no shortage of challengers.

"I have to defend this belt," he told Fox. "There are going to be people coming after me. Seth Rollins, LA Knight, Cody Rhodes.

"Whoever wants it, they can come get it. Mr. Bad Bunny. Whoever wants it can come get it. I have stuff to do in WWE."

His retirement announcement and comes just five years after his first foray into the ring, ultimately bringing his relatively unproven tenure to an end.

He threw himself into the often-brutal and rigorous sport back in August 2018, with his inaugural fight against British social media star and fellow YouTuber, KSI.

Logan Paul is setting his sights on WWE.
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Their match initiated the growth of both crossover and celebrity boxing.

Though their rematch saw KSI take home the win following a split decision - with the pair then collaborating to launch their immensely popular Prime energy drinks.

Paul also fought the ultimate opponent in Floyd Mayweather - who recently retired with an undefeated record, having won 15 major world championships from super featherweight to light middleweight.

That exhibition fight ended without a winner.

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Topics: Boxing, WWE, Sport, Logan Paul