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Slap-happy Jake Paul says co-promoting Taylor vs Serrano fight is 'top three' achievement

The American YouTuber (25) has turned to boxing in recent years, going 5-0 with knockout wins against every opponent he’s fought so far.

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Promotor Eddie Hearn, boxers Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano, and Jake Paul (right) during a press conference at The Leadenhall Building, London

Promotor Eddie Hearn, boxers Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano, and Jake Paul (right) during a press conference at The Leadenhall Building, London

Promotor Eddie Hearn, boxers Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano, and Jake Paul (right) during a press conference at The Leadenhall Building, London

Jake Paul has said that co-promoting Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano’s historic fight is one of the “top three” biggest achievements of his career.

The American YouTuber (25) has turned to boxing in recent years, going 5-0 with knockout wins against every opponent he’s fought so far.

But despite his track record, he regards his role in the upcoming title fight – the biggest bout in women’s boxing history – as one of his career highlights.

“Top three for sure, 100 per cent,” Paul said at a London press conference on Monday.

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Katie Taylor, left, and Amanda Serrano at a London press conference ahead of their undisputed world lightweight title showdown in April (Adam Davy/PA)

Katie Taylor, left, and Amanda Serrano at a London press conference ahead of their undisputed world lightweight title showdown in April (Adam Davy/PA)

Katie Taylor, left, and Amanda Serrano at a London press conference ahead of their undisputed world lightweight title showdown in April (Adam Davy/PA)

“I was super excited to post about it. I’m excited to be a part of boxing history.”

Undisputed lightweight champion Taylor is set to defend her belt against seven-weight title holder Serrano at Madison Square Garden on 30 April. Pre-sale tickets for the event were the second-highest grossing in the history of the venue.

Paul said that the fight between the Irishwoman and the Puerto Rican is “very serious” and “unprecedented.”

“What these ladies are doing, I want to give them a round of applause because they’re doing what most people in boxing aren’t doing: the pound for pound best two going at it,” he said.

“This is what boxing needs more of, whether it’s male or female. They’re putting it all on the line for this fight, which is one of the reasons that makes this so big.

“This is unprecedented and more boxers across the whole sport should take notes from these two ladies. Make the big fights happen if you’re one of the pound for pound best and tell your promoters you want the fights. That’s what these ladies did.”

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Continuing, he said that female boxers should be paid more.

“I can help [women’s boxing] for sure, but it’s all credit to the women – especially the two here. They’re the ones putting their lives on the line, risking it all.

“I’m a friend, someone who cares about Amanda Serrano. I’ve heard so many horror stories of fighters fighting for peanuts. I think we should pay them more.”

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