With formidable striking skills, Andrew Tate fans are still desperate to see him set foot in the ring with Jake Paul and KSI. But will it ever happen?
In a sensational kickboxing career, the controversial influencer proved his talent, fighting all over Europe against an array of fearsome opponents. And while he never reached the heights of K1 or Glory, he achieved a great deal, picking up three ISKA titles and a championship belt in Enfusion.
However, while his punches carried power, they were predominantly used to set up his far more impressive kick. Thus, despite his experience, without the use of his legs, purists question whether his boxing ability alone would be enough to compete with the likes of Paul and KSI.
Regardless, late last year, it seemed we were about to find out our answer, until Tate was imprisoned.
Facing sickening allegations of human trafficking, the owner of Hustlers’ University reportedly spent several months in jail.
However, he’s now been released while we await to find out whether he’ll receive a guilty or not guilty verdict.
Therefore, with him being away from his cell, at least for the time being, some combat sports enthusiasts are beginning to get their hopes up that the bouts they want to see could actually come to fruition.
Andrew Tate gives update on fights with Jake Paul and KSI
Speaking exclusively to James English, the infamous sportsman revealed the chances of him getting back into the squared circle.
He said: “KSI is an idiot, Logan is an idiot, but Jake is actually quite a nice guy. I met him, and he is quite a nice guy,”
He continued: “I wanted to jump back in there and teach them all a lesson. There were some big fights on the cards for me being organised in November. I said to them, ‘Look, I don’t give a s*** about pay-per-view and gate tickets; I want X-amount of million upfront’. I expected them to say no, but they didn’t; I was like, ‘That’s a lot of money!”
“It was all organised; then I went to jail. This trial might last two or three years, and then I’ll be 40, then it’s pretty much too late. At 36, I could still do it; I could still teach them all a lesson now. Fair play to them, they are young guys bringing life back into boxing, and it’s good.”
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