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Boxing was Saved by Me Claims Jake Paul

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Jake Paul asserts that he “single-handedly” saved the boxing sport, which, according to him, was “dying” before he arrived. It goes without saying that the YouTuber turned boxer is notorious for making wild claims in an effort to boost his own career, and he’s certainly not the only boxer to do that. However, how much of it is actually true?

Perhaps One of Many

It’s difficult to say that Paul has “single-handedly” saved the sport given the increased popularity of the heavyweight division and the millions of pay-per-views sold by superstars like Canelo and Tyson Fury, but boxing has faced some difficult times recently.

Proving a Point

The significance of Paul’s upcoming battle with Rahman Jr. may not be due to the prestige of his opponent, the son of former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman, but rather the fact that it will be his first matchup with a “real” boxer.

With that to look forward to, Paul can maybe establish himself as part of the reason of the resurgence of boxing. But to call him the sole reason of it, perhaps some could say so and other would not. It all depends on who you ask, really.

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Jennette McCurdy Opens Up About Disagreements with Ariana Grande During Nickelodeon Days

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In a recent interview, Ariana Grande’s Sam & Cat co-star Jennette McCurdy admitted that she occasionally felt “jealous” of how the singer was treated.

The Opportunities

In her memoir, McCurdy, 30, discusses her time at Nickelodeon. She asserts that although she had to decline other jobs while working on iCarly, Grande was given permission to miss the production of Sam & Cat in order to participate in other shoots and events.

Leading Up to It

McCurdy said she quickly became ‘jealous’ and ‘pissed’ with Grande as a result of the singer being able to forego shooting in order to attend other events.

The last straw, according to McCurdy, came when her former co-star confessed she had spent the previous evening playing charades at Tom Hanks’ house when she arrived at work. It was difficult not to compare her professional path to Grande’s.

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Fans Shocked Over The Weeknd’s Speaking Voice

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After a video of The Weeknd meeting a fan surfaced on social media, fans of the Canadian artist are in disbelief over the way he speaks. In a recent video, The Weeknd is heard asking a fan where he came from for the concert while speaking gently.

A Few Things to Mention

The 32-year-old has won three Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, 19 Billboard Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, 15 Juno Awards, and an Academy Award nomination, making him worth an astounding $200 million.

Where He’s At

With Kaytranada, Snoh aalegra, and Mike Dean, The Weeknd is presently performing the first leg of the After Hours Til Dawn Tour, which includes 19 shows in the US and Canada.

Make sure you check out the video of it right here! Credits to vana (@xohostxox) for the video!

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Bill Russell’s Number to be Retired League-wide by NBA

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The late, great Bill Russell will have his jersey number 6 retired throughout the entire league, the NBA and National Basketball Players Association said on Thursday.

Highest of Honors

Russell joins Wayne Gretzky (No. 99) and Jackie Robinson (No. 42) as the only players in American professional sports history to have their jersey numbers retired across an entire league, a distinction that is strictly reserved for all-time greats.

Some Sort of Loophole

LeBron James and other players who presently wear the No. 6 jersey number will be “grandfathered in” and can continue to wear that number if they so desire, despite the fact that no new players will be allowed to use it.

Don’t be shocked if some players switch numbers going into this season, even though they can all continue to wear Russell’s jersey number if they so desire.

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