Jake Paul has moved previous Tyron Woodley and is seeking to face a professional boxer subsequent.
The YouTube star continued his rise after most lately outpointing former UFC welterweight champion Woodley final month in Cleveland. But regardless of being 4-0 within the ring, Paul is but to face an precise boxer, and he needs to alter that. He was quite dismissive of a possible rematch with Woodley, regardless that he agreed to his altered wager that he’d run issues again if Woodley acquired Paul’s title tattooed on him.
“I think it’s on to bigger and better things,” Paul mentioned on the “Full Send Podcast” launched Wednesday. “I want to fight a real boxer. We’ll see what the cards have in store.”
He continued, “I think Tommy Fury is probably the top of that list. He’s skilled, he’s undefeated, and he’s a real boxer. He has like 4 million followers on Instagram, which is good engagement. He has the fans from like his relationship show (‘Love Island’).”
Fury, who defeated Paul’s coaching accomplice, Anthony Taylor, on the identical night time, proceeded to name out Paul after his win. The pair acquired concerned in a backstage altercation, and it seems Paul has modified his tune about probably tussling with the unbeaten 22-year-old Brit.
Paul went on to elucidate how preventing somebody notable is one thing he takes into consideration, which is why he sees double incentive in preventing the youthful brother of heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury.
“It all starts with the numbers,” Paul mentioned. “Like, would this combat promote quite a bit? Would folks really care? Because I might go in proper now and combat the notorious jiu-jitsu man (Dillon Danis) who doesn’t shut the f*ck up on social media, nevertheless it’s a tough promote. It’s like (I) simply beat a UFC Hall of Fame legendary striker. We’re not going to place (me) up in opposition to a jiu-jitsu man in a boxing match.
“So now, after each fight, we go back to the drawing board, and we’re like, Who makes the most sense? Can they actually sell pay-per-views? And can we actually sell this fight as, like, ‘This is a tough fight for Jake.’ Because that’s what I want.”
Much to the shock of many, Paul entered his combat with Woodley as a betting favourite, regardless of Woodley’s huge expertise in combined martial arts. So shifting ahead, Paul needs to proceed on the lookout for a step up in competitors.
“I’ve been the favorite,” Paul mentioned. “So now I almost want to go into a fight where it’s like, ‘There’s no way he’s going to do this.’ I just want to continue to prove people wrong because I could take a social media influencer right now and fight them and make a decent bag. There’s an NFL player that wants to fight me – it’s just a tough sell because I did all of that.”