Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury share similar views on Jake Paul's boxing career

By Harry Davies

Heavyweight champions Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury both agree Jake and Logan Paul are a good addition to boxing.

The Paul brothers have been at the forefront of celebrity boxing during its meteoric rise in the past year.

Jake extended his unbeaten run to four fights when he defeated former UFC champion Tyron Woodley by split decision last month.

Meanwhile, Logan went the distance in an exhibition fight against ring legend Floyd Mayweather in June.

The pair have faced heavy criticism since venturing into boxing, with many claiming they are making a mockery of the sport.

But Joshua told iFL TV : [He’s] great for boxing. He's trying, zero amateur experience, throwing himself in the deep end.

Jake Paul in action against Tyron Woodley (Getty Images)

“He'll probably learn a lot more than a lot of fighters, throwing himself in the deep end, putting himself under pressure. Good luck to him."

Joshua is scheduled to defend his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight titles against former unified cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk on September 25.

'AJ' is hoping to hand Usyk his first loss and set up a unification fight with his rival Fury.

And Fury has a similar opinion on the Paul brothers to Joshua, stating that boxing can only benefit from people being invested in the pair.

He said : “A lot of people say all this YouTube stuff is crap and they don’t want to see all these people in boxing. But I’m the heavyweight champion and the best fighter that has ever lived and I like to see these YouTubers fight.

“I like to see it because it brings millions more eyes to my sport where I’m the master at. And just like general people, who would never watch boxing, watch it because of the YouTube guys, Love Island and TikTokers.

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“The more eyes to boxing the better and it makes it better for the young fighters coming through. If there’s millions of people watching TikTokers and stuff then they might tune in again and watch some real boxing later on in life.

“It’s all good, it's all PR work for our sport. Anyone who doesn’t like it is just jealous because they ain't making the money they are getting.

“That’s what it’s about – jealousy. There’s a lot of jealousy in this world, especially people hating on others trying to follow their dreams and don’t have the guts to follow their own."

Fury is set to make the first defence of his WBC heavyweight title when he fights Deontay Wilder for a third time on October 9.

And Jake Paul is hoping to fight Love Island star Tommy Fury - the half brother of Tyson - in his next fight.

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