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Jake Paul compared to boxing legend Muhammad Ali as he gears up for Saudi Arabia showdown with Tommy Fury | The Sun
JAKE PAUL is the best promoter in combat sports since boxing legend Muhammad Ali, according to Professional Fighters League founder Donn Davis.
The Youtuber will compete in his seventh professional contest on February 26 when he faces Love Island star Tommy Fury in Saudi Arabia.
Paul, who boasted a substantial following before turning his hand to the fight game, has built on his online fame with six wins in the pro ranks against celebrities and MMA stars.
Now he is preparing to take on a fully-fledged boxer for the first time in his career.
But in the lead-up to the announcement of his bout with Fury, Paul also revealed he had signed a deal with the PFL to compete in MMA.
And Davis feels his organisation have attracted the best self-promoter in the world.
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Speaking to TSN, he said: "If you look at each of them individually, Jake is the best marketer and promoter we’ve seen in combat sports ever. Ever. Maybe since Muhammad Ali.
"With Nakisa [Bidarian], he’s one of five people in the world that understand the economics and financials of pay-per-view. Maybe one of the five.
"So, we have one of the best businessmen in pay-per-view and we have one of the best promoters and marketers in pay-per-view now exclusively on the PFL platform to help us build that division. Couldn’t be more exciting."
Ali is considered one of the greatest ever boxers, winning 56 of his 61 contests.
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