17. Annoying Media
The way the media exploits the Paul brothers and reports on their every action and engagement is a disgrace. By feeding the monster, they enhance their marketability and the amount of attention they receive. They should allow the YouTubers to exist in their own bubble and instead report on real combat sports athletes. But they won’t because they just want to generate a buzz and feed off the drama.
What hope do serious future boxers have if they can’t trust their own promoters or the media to represent them properly? Jake Paul throwing balloons at Bellator’s Dillon Danis shouldn’t be a new story because nobody should have enabled him to go that far. However, as long as he receives the attention, he will continue to irritate every serious combat sports fan and fighter who is watching this in despair.