We spend a couple days in Puerto Rico with YouTube sensation turned professional boxer, Jake Paul. The 24-year-old remembers finding fame in a flash and how he lost everything – friends, fans and millions – just as quickly after his brother Logan’s controversial video. Paul candidly reveals being “canceled’ led to heavy drinking and suicidal thoughts and discusses how he dug himself out of despair. We hear from those in his inner circle who describe Paul as dialed-in and focused on his boxing goals, including his next fight: a rematch against Tyron Woodley Saturday, December 18.
Jake Paul: Learning from my past to combat bullying
Jake Paul offers the origin story for his foundation Boxing Bullies and describes the feeling of hosting its inaugural event in Puerto Rico in July.
Jake Paul: Losing control of my life, finding purpose in boxing
YouTube star turned professional boxer Jake Paul calls his first-ever boxing win the greatest accomplishment of his life, then offers the backstory of his transition out of his “unhealthy” lifestyle as a YouTube content creator and into boxing.
Jake Paul on Dana White’s ‘cocaine issue,’ Mayweather, Canelo Alvarez
YouTube star turned pro boxer Jake Paul offers his thoughts on some of the biggest names in combat sports. He looks back on snagging Floyd Mayweather Jr.s’ hat in the build-up before his brother Logan’s fight, and how that “reckless mission” boosted the fighters’ pay-per-view payout. Later, Jake predicts a 2024 bout with Canelo Alvarez, a fight with Conor McGregor that could come much sooner and the perks of provoking UFC president, Dana White.
Jake Paul: YouTube was slow and boring, until we stepped in
Jake Paul looks back on his introduction to content creation and how a personal drive to outdo his older brother Logan helped propel the two to greater heights. Jake remembers when he and Logan received a handheld video camera for Christmas and how creating Vine videos groomed them for sweeping successes when pivoting into YouTube.
Jake Paul: I considered suicide
Jake Paul opens up about the less glamorous side of his young fame as a content creator thrown into the wild world of wealth and stardom. Jake talks of developing a reliance on alcohol and marijuana to push through an intense content creation schedule and later shares for the first time that he struggled with suicidal thoughts after public backlash from Logan Paul’s video from “Suicide Forest” in Japan. Jake describes the feeling of getting “canceled” overnight and says when his life took a downturn he was initially too embarrassed to ask for help.
Jake Paul on sexual assault allegation: “I think someone paid her”
YouTube creator turned professional boxer Jake Paul describes the stresses of combatting several YouTube-related lawsuits. Later, he speaks candidly about Justine Paradise’s sexual assault allegation, which was made in April, days before Paul’s pay-per-view fight with Ben Askren. Paul shares his suspicions about the timing of the allegation and says he believes Paradise was paid to make a false accusation.
Jake Paul: No sex before Tyron Woodley fight
Jake Paul – along with Paul’s coach, BJ Flores – discuss the boxing benefits of abstaining from sexual activities. Paul says there’s a night and day difference when in the ring and Flores echoes that sentiment, saying Paul is slower and less fierce when boxing after sex. Later, Paul says he’s had at least 20 concussions and experiences the effects, including mood swings and memory loss.
Jake Paul: Fell in love with Julia Rose after 6 hours!
Jake Paul is alongside girlfriend, model and magazine founder Julia Rose. Together, they talk of their first meeting and why they value relationship counseling. Paul admits to falling in love with Rose after their first day together and calls her his soulmate.