According to Kell Brook, martial artists on YouTube are not “real boxers”.
Talk to safe betting sites (quoting source from Daily Star), the 36-year-old former IBF weight class champion said:
“They didn’t dedicate their lives to the sport like us [real fighters], who have been doing it since we were kids and have been apprenticed for many years. That’s all, we put our lives and souls into this sport.”
Distinguishing between boxers who “live it and breathe it” and YouTubers who Brook describes as “having millions of subscribers and jumping into the sport and treating it like a game,” he, unlike like Floyd Mayweather, issued this warning for later:
“Boxing is not a game. [As they start to fight better quality opponents] They may choose the wrong opponent and you never know what will happen in the sport of boxing. “
Brook, who has been out of the ring since defeating his longtime nemesis Amir Khan in Februaryand who has not officially retired, then suggested, without irony, that he would happily share a ring with YouTube’s preeminent boxer, Jake Paul.
“It’s about the excitement, about the money, and obviously about the appeal to the fans. So, of course, if that makes sense, I’ll join Jake Paul. “
What’s undeniable is that YouTube boxers like Jake Paul and KSI have given audiences a fresh take on boxing as well as a creative attitude towards event marketing and self-promotion.
In a sport that often prides itself on ‘wallet size’ and participant viewing numbers, a cross-match like Brook vs Paul is not as unrealistic as it would initially appear.
In a concise encapsulation of Boxing Kell Brook, in his last words, cliche sums it up:
“If it makes business sense [to get in the ring with Paul], [then] of course [I would]. “