Jake Paul is Youtuber turned boxer, and he was 2-0 on his professional boxing record when he started calling out “The Notorious” Conor McGregor for a boxing match. Jake tried many things to try to provoke Conor to fight him, but nothing seemed to work for him.
Jake then started calling different MMA fighters out, and the former Bellator and ONE Championship welterweight champ Ben Askren accepted his fight offer and got knocked out in the very first round. Paul is now booked to face Tyron Woodley in his next boxing match, and he revealed that his team is in talks for a fight against McGregor.
In a recent interview with The Herd, he said, “I think it will happen. Look, I’m the money fight for McGregor right now. There is no other fighter right now who is on a bigger level than me that is calling out Conor McGregor and wants to fight Conor. Our team is in touch with his team and there’s talks of it actually happening. People at first thought I was just joking when I said I wanted to fight him. But now it’s as real as it gets, it’s more real than ever and by the way, if we do fight, I’m going to knock him out.”
“I think Tyron Woodley is a harder opponent than Conor McGregor,” says Jake Paul
In the same interview, Paul talked about how he sees these two fights, and who he thinks is a tougher opponent, “I think Tyron Woodley is a harder opponent than Conor McGregor,” Paul said. “Conor, I think the fame, the money has gotten to his head. He’s lost that fighter’s edge, that motivation. Look, he’s a smaller guy. He’s 5’8”, 155 pounds. Tyron Woodley is a 200-pound, massive, explosive guy. He’s a lot more dangerous than Conor McGregor.”
Jake stated, although Woodley is a very dangerous guy, he is still no match for him, “He’s a very, very dangerous opponent but my boxing ability is just better. I have better coaches, I have a better team, and I have that natural talent. I’ve got a God-given gift of power and speed and I electrocute my opponent and shock them and leave them on the canvas.”
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