Jake Paul’s Much Anticipated Boxing Match
joseph L - November 3, 2021


By Shel Silverstein

Lester was given a magic wish
By the goblin who lives in the banyan tree,
And with his wish he wished for two more wishes-
So now instead of just one wish, he cleverly had three.
And with each one of these
He simply wished for three more wishes,
Which gave him three old wishes, plus nine new.
And with each of these twelve
He slyly wished for three more wishes,
Which added up to forty-six -- or is it fifty-two?
Well anyway, he used each wish
To wish for wishes 'til he had
Five billion, seven million, eighteen thousand thirty-four.
And then he spread them on the ground
And clapped his hands and danced around
And skipped and sang, and then sat down
And wished for more.
And more...and more...they multiplied
While other people smiled and cried
And loved and reached and touched and felt.
Lester sat amid his wealth
Stacked mountain-high like stacks of gold,
Sat and counted -- and grew old.
And then one Thursday night they found him
Dead -- with his wishes piled around him.
And they counted the lot and found that not
A single one was missing.
All shiny and new -- here, take a few
And think of Lester as you do.
In a world of apples and kisses and shoes
He wasted his wishes on wishing.

Social media star Jake Paul is set to fight in the ring against Britain’s undefeated boxer Tommy Fury in late December in Tampa, Florida. If you’ve been living under a rock, you might have missed the memo that youtube Jake Paul has also become a prominent name in the sport of boxing. He has over 17.5 million followers on Instagram and has quickly become an avid boxing player. The boxers are set to earn six-figure sums for their wins. Paul has a four-win record, while Fury has a seven-win record. We are looking at a fight that will be contested at 192 pounds and eight, three-minute rounds.

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Paul and Fury have had a social media feud for quite some time now, and maybe some time in the ring will put it to rest. Jake Paul has even made a special request in the contract. There is a clause in the contract that states that if Paul wins the match, his opponent is required to change his name to “Timmy Fury’ for a year. The fight can go either way. Fury comes from a family of fighters and boxes for a living, but with any high expectations comes pressure. Fury’s father, John Fury told BT Sport, “Jake Paul can’t beat Tommy, no matter what he does. I’m looking for a Tommy win in explosive fashion – the end of Jake Paul.” But despite fighting a trained boxer, Paul has nothing but confidence.

This will be Pauls’s third fight this year. His latest win was this past August in Cleveland against welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. He has also made other knockouts in the past, winning against former Bellator and ONE champion and UFC veteran, Ben Askren. He’s also won over NBA veteran Nate Robinson and YouTuber AnEsonGib. Pauls says his plan is to focus on boxing for the next three to four years and build up a new business to help shed his old reputation. On The Last Stand Podcast, Jake Paul exclaimed, “I am on a trajectory to become the biggest prizefighter in the world. For the kids, I look like Mike Tyson. Your grandpa had Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson, your dad had Floyd Mayweather, this generation has Jake Paul.”