Joe Rogan believes Jacques-Paul isn’t recognized enough for his boxing abilities because he’s a celebrity.
The YouTuber-turned-boxer is currently 5-0 in his professional career and has knocked out UFC alums Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley since his 2020 debut.
Rogan defended “The Problem Child” and its references during a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience.
“Jake Paul can crack. One hundred percent,” he said. “That knockout against Tyron Woodley is legit as f**k.
“If Jake Paul wasn’t Jake Paul, if he wasn’t that YouTube guy, he was just a boxer – you see a boxer knock out the former UFC welterweight champion.
“Not just the first, but one of the best of all time. You’d be like, ‘Did you see that Jake Paul guy coming? He’s real!'”
Paul is athletically trained, as is his older brother, Logan.
The duo are two of the biggest names in fighting right now and a number of legends have backed their involvement in the sport, including Mike Tyson.
UFC commentator Rogan went on to explain what impresses him the most about Paul.
He continued, “The feints, the movement of the foot, the way he lands. He fights like a boxer. He doesn’t fight like a guy trying to box in a celebrity boxing match.”
Paul is due back in the ring on August 13 and his opponent is currently unknown.
The pair were expected to come to blows in December, but Fury was forced to withdraw due to illness and injury.
Drama Alert host Keemstar, who first broke the news of Fury’s retirement late last year, says the fight will finally happen this summer.
He said: “What I’m hearing from my sources is that Jake Paul is actually going to face Tommy Fury.
“Looks like Jake is going to give it another chance.”