Jake Paul, the charismatic YouTuber-turned-prizefighter, is taking his commitment to boxing to new heights with an innovative venture. In a groundbreaking move, he has announced a partnership with USA Boxing in preparation for the highly anticipated 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. The collaboration aims to not only spotlight the sport but also foster awareness and popularity for the national boxing team and amateur boxing as a whole.
At 26, Paul is set to immerse himself in the world of Olympic boxing, joining the national team at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado and accompanying them to the Games. His mission is to share their journey on his social media channels, providing fans with an insider’s perspective and, in turn, generating widespread interest in the team. Additionally, Paul will lend his expertise to athletes, offering guidance on brand development, a skill he has honed within just three years of turning professional.
Mike McAtee, the executive director of USA Boxing, expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, “Jake Paul has become a standout inspiration to younger generations and has emerged as one of the most exciting, influential figures in boxing history. His mentorship will be a vital resource to the young athletes on Team USA, ensuring they capitalize on building brand IP as they get the opportunity to perform on the biggest stage in the world at the most iconic contest in history: the Olympics.”
Recently, qualified boxing Olympians Joshua Edwards and Morelle McCane attended one of Paul’s matches, creating content with him and walking out with him for a memorable bout where Paul secured victory with a first-round knockout.
In a statement, Jake Paul expressed his commitment to shining a spotlight on both the sport of boxing and the dedicated individuals striving for greatness within it. “The mindset of pursuing greatness is one I both see and personally share with Mo McCane, Joshua Edwards, and the rest of Team USA’s boxing talent,” said Paul. “I’m honored to help bring awareness to USA Boxing and mentor these young, inspiring athletes as they fight for gold.”
Beyond his endeavors in the ring, Jake Paul is actively involved in philanthropy through his nonprofit organization, Boxing Bullies. The organization focuses on addressing bullying issues and has contributed to the renovation of boxing gyms in Puerto Rico, New York, Florida, and Arizona. This aligns with Paul’s dedication to supporting the champions of tomorrow and amplifying the mission of USA Boxing as the 2024 Summer Olympics draw near.
Nakisa Bidarian, co-founder of Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions, expressed excitement about the collaboration, stating, “Jake’s dedication to helping young boxing prospects with their brand-building acumen, global audience, and championship mindset make him the perfect choice for this role. He will serve as an invaluable asset to amplify USA Boxing as we approach the 2024 Summer Olympics.”
As the countdown to the Paris Olympics begins, Jake Paul’s involvement promises to bring a fresh and dynamic perspective to the world of amateur boxing, setting the stage for an exciting chapter in the sport’s history.