September 25, 2022

Paul looks to be scrapping whether he has a fight booked or not

Footage of influencer-turned-boxer Jake Paul fighting in a Miami club following an altercation with a fellow YouTuber has gone viral on social media.

Said to have occurred some time last week in an as-yet-undisclosed venue while Paul was in Florida, the confrontation was between the now-pro boxer and Aaron Steinberg, aka ‘Steiny’, who is a member of the Nelk Boys YouTube group.

The video popped up on Instagram Live feed and then Twitter before being seemingly confirmed to be real by Nelk’s own manager, John Shahidi.

As you can see in the clip, whatever the pair’s disagreement was, it appears to have escalated to physical threats, as Paul can be seen pinning Steinberg against the floor and demanding him to “say you’re sorry”.

Those circling the grappling influencers and looking on can be heard pleading, “Jake, stop” and “don’t do it, bud”. It is unclear what or who sparked the fight.

Both parties are yet to issue a statement following the incident; many people online are convinced the footage is fake or that the two were joking but even without context, the spat doesn’t look particularly friendly.

Paul was due to be fighting Hasim Rahman Jr at Madison Square Garden on August 6 but the bout was cancelled at the eleventh hour following a weight class dispute. He has also recently offered to fight both KSI – who famously took on his brother Logan at the start of the celebrity boxing advent – as well as Tommy Fury, whose previous match-up fell apart following a Fury injury.

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