Well, the Jake Paul retirement didn't exactly last long. Paul has announced his “unretirement' from boxing and is back in the game.
Jake Paul Retirement But Not
I’m coming out of retirement
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) September 1, 2021
On Monday, August 30, Jake Paul put out a tweet letting people know that he was retired from boxing.
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) August 30, 2021
In true combat sports fashion, Paul went ahead and unretired two days later. It's typical of an MMA, or even boxing retirement, where someone calls it a career only to change their mind a few days later.
Perhaps this move really does legitimize Jake Paul as a professional boxer. The question remains why did Paul retire in the first place.
He continued to hint at a fifth boxing match as he was teasing Tyron Woodley to get the tattoo from their bet before rematching him. The whole situation was very strange.
Paul had moved to a solid 4-0 as a professional after beating Tyron Woodley by split decision on Sunday night. Then on Monday, he let the world know he was done with the sport.
The retirement announcement received mixed reviews, many figured he wasn't really retired since this particular move has been done in the past, and some did think it might have some merit as Paul had hinted at taking some time off following the Woodley fight.
It's unclear what's next for Jake Paul at the moment, Woodley is still begging for a rematch, Tommy Fury is hoping to get in on the sweepstakes, while some fans are hoping for Canelo Alvarez. One thing is for sure, Paul won't have a shortage of options.