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Jake Paul vs. Mike Perry: Tale of the Tape

Jake Paul is getting back into the boxing ring this summer, and he will square up to Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship King of Violence champion "Platinum" Mike Perry in Florida.

Paul made his name as a social media star before turning his attention to boxing, initially with match-ups against other influencers.

The 27-year-old has managed to compile a 9-1 record in the professional ranks largely against opponents who are regarded as MMA fighters, although three of his last four bouts have been against recognized boxers.

"Platinum" Mike Perry is 5-0 in bare-knuckle boxing and his three most recent fights were all won via knockout. He has been called the face of bare-knuckle boxing.

The pair will meet on Saturday, July 20 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, in a high-stakes event titled 'Fear No Man' after Paul's intended bout with Mike Tyson had to be pushed back until November.

The duo are slated for an eight-round boxing match at cruiserweight, with both fighters using 10-ounce gloves.

Fighter Bio

Jake Paul

Mike Perry

Odds:

-450

+320

Age:

27

32

Nickname:

'The Problem Child'

'Platinum'

Height:

6ft 1ins

5ft 10ins

Reach:

76ins

71ins

Weight:

Cruiserweight

Middleweight

Trainer:

Shane Mosely

James 'JT' Taylor

Record:

9-1 (6 KOs)

0-1 (Pro boxing only)

Last Fight:

Won - (TKO) v Ryan Bourland (March 2024)

Lost – (KO) v Kenneth McNeil (March 2015)

Read Jake Paul vs. Mike Perry: Fight date, time, undercard, how to watch on site.

Jake Paul Record

An established social media personality, Paul made his boxing debut in 2018 against another YouTube star, Deji Olatunji.

He claimed a fifth round TKO win and in 2020 he made his professional debut against English YouTuber AnEsonGib, securing a first round victory.

In 2020, Paul came up against former NBA player Nate Robinson, securing another win as the Cleveland-native stopped Robinson in the second round and then began facing professional fighters, albeit opponents who were more accustomed to MMA rather than boxing.

Paul picked up victories over Ben Askren, Tyron Woodley (twice), and Anderson Silva before his first showdown with an out-and-out boxer, Tommy Fury.

Fury, the younger brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson, won that bout in February 2023 via a split decision to hand Paul a first loss, though Paul earned lots of credit for his performance.

After beating MMA veteran Nate Diaz via decision in his next appointment, Paul then claimed first round KO wins over a pair of legitimate boxers, stopping the 10-1-1 Andre August with a brutal uppercut before overwhelming the 17-2 Ryan Bourland to claim a first round TKO.

'The Problem Child' has stressed he wants to work his way up towards a world title shot at cruiserweight. He has managed to display genuine power and a bit of natural ability in his brief career so far.

He was scheduled to face boxing icon Tyson in this slot but, after that tussle was pushed back to a November date, he agreed to step into the ring with Perry instead.

Strengths

Weaknesses

Fitness

Footwork

Power

Poor defense

Confidence

Slow hands

Relative experience

 

Mike Perry record

Perry is 5-0 in bare-knuckle boxing, and his three most recent fights were all won via knockout. He has been called the face of bare-knuckle boxing.

After a unanimous decision win over Julian Lane in February 2022, he earned a majority decision victory over Michael Page in August 2022.

Perry's first KO win was against former UFC Middleweight champion Luke Rockhold in April 2023, coming via stoppage in the second round.

He built on that with a win over former UFC Lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez via corner stoppage.

Perry's most recent fight was a TKO win over Thiago Alves in April 2024, after which the 40-year-old Brazilian announced his retirement from combat sports.

Perry's lone bout as a pro boxer came back in March 2015, when 'Bullet Hands' Kenneth McNeil stopped him in the fourth round.

Strengths

Weaknesses

Power

Size

Durability

Stamina

Wide Skillset

Ring craft

Odds displayed within this article were correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.

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