Bad For Boxing
One of the myths about Paul’s recent rise is that he will save boxing. But this is a ridiculous claim because he’s actually damaging the sport. Let’s caveat this by saying that boxing is already its own worst enemy. The top contenders rarely fight each other because promoters don’t want their cash cows to lose. Meanwhile, there are far too many belts and far too much corruption.
Nonetheless, it’s crazy to portray Paul as boxing’s savior. First, he targets MMA fans instead of pure boxing fans because he mostly fights people from that sport. He also damages the sport because he isn’t a good boxer. Paul had some good knockouts but otherwise, his fights are garbage. He spends more time in the ring hugging opponents than hitting them (via SBNation).