Youtuber-cum-boxer Jake Paul had probably the best 2021 as compared to anyone in all of the combat sports and there’s no going back it seems. Other than having a 7-month vacation break in 2022, Paul doesn’t plan to slow down regardless. As a 5-0 undefeated boxer who won 4 of his fights last year itself, Paul has scaled knockout victories over two former world champions of MMA, namely Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley.
The biggest win so far came only last month when Paul defeated Woodley for the second time straight but unlike going to the distance just like he did in the first fight, Paul rather decided to finish off things quickly with a sixth-round knockout win over Woodley. Now, Paul is looking forward to fights with more legendary names such as Mike Tyson, which should possibly be an exhibition fight and even wants to fight UFC President Dana White for their recent back and forth.
On a much more feasible stand, Paul wants to fight UFC megastar Nate Diaz once Diaz’s contract ends with the UFC anytime soon. Besides that, UFC megastar Jorge Masvidal is under Paul’s radar as well for their beef as well on Twitter.
The biggest fight however Paul’s been willing to demand and is shocking the fans around the world is the one with boxing great Canelo Alvarez, which seems to be the least likely to happen considering Alvarez is not fond of any opponent that doesn’t add to his legacy significantly. So far, Anderson Silva has been opened by the major consensus as the betting favourite to be most likely Paul’s next opponent.
Jake Paul takes it to Twitter to subtly targets Floyd Mayweather in his 2022 goals
On New Year’s eve, Jake Paul took it to Twitter to write “Some people are asking about my 2022 goals Here they are 1. Buy Mayweather Promotions and save them from bankruptcy 2. Hire a stylist for Floyd Mayweather 3. Take a selfie with Oprah 4. Go 2 chiropractor 2 heal back from carrying the sport of boxing” Paul is for sure taking a subtle dig at 50-0 Mayweather by threatening to buy his promotion agency, Mayweather promotions.
Paul may not have a history of a fight with the undefeated, retired pro-boxer Floyd Mayweather so far but his elder brother, Logan Paul fought Mayweather earlier this year in a fight that went to the distance. Adding Mayweather to his resume would be a win-win situation for Paul because irrespective of the results he would at least be removed from the radar of criticism by many that he doesn’t fight a real boxer.
What do you make of Paul’s goals for 2022? Is he serious about achieving them or is he just trolling Mayweather? Who do you want to see Paul fight next? Who do you think gets the win if Mayweather and Paul get an exhibition match setup?