Another well-known member of the acting industry has joined Jake Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions. Javon Walton is joining the promotional company as he seeks to transition into professional boxing, according to Marc Raimondi of ESPN.

Javon Walton is best known for his role as Ashtray on HBO’s Emmy-winning series Euphoria which also featured Zendaya, Sydney Sweeney, and Angus Cloud who died on July 31. “The goal originally was just boxing,” Walton told MMA Fighting in an interview.

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“I’ve been boxing for 13 years of my life. That’s what I love. That’s what I do. This acting stuff came from boxing actually. I was on The Steve Harvey Show for boxing, and the casting director called after the show and was wondering if I was interested in trying acting,” he added.

“I did that project [Euphoria], but my priority now is boxing,” he added. “That’s where my heart is. I have 85 amateur bouts. That’s what I think I do best. For now, I’m definitely taking a step back [from acting] and just focusing on boxing. I’ve got to do what I love at the end of the day. It’s hard to do both. Eventually, I will, but I’m about to go pro in a year, and I really want to make a big impact on the boxing world in the beginning,” he mentioned.

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Walton, who is 17 years old, is Most Valuable Promotions’ youngest signee, according to Raimondi. He competes in the 125-pound weight division, has more than 80 matches under his belt, five Georgia state titles, and two Junior Olympics national silver medals.

In 2021, Paul established Most Valuable Promotions with the assistance of his advisor, Nakisa Bidarian, a former chief financial officer for the UFC. The organization signed former undisputed featherweight champion Amanda Serrano in September in addition to advertising all of Paul’s boxing contests.

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Walton is expected to make his professional boxing debut sometime in 2024, according to Raimondi, and MVP will unveil him during the open workouts for Paul’s match with Nate Diaz.