Jake Paul has a ton of confidence for a 3-0 pro boxer.
Paul, the brash YouTuber turned boxer, is coming off a first-round TKO win over Ben Askren. He’s now set to fight former UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley on August 28. It’s an intriguing matchup but many have wondered when Paul will face a real boxer. Yet, Paul says he has plans to fight Canelo Alvarez for his world titles down the line.
“I just want to continue to be the most disruptive boxer in the history of the sport,” Paul said to TMZ Sports. “That means taking this on a fight-by-fight basis and continuing to get even bigger and take on more and more serious opponents. If you told me where I was gonna be at three years ago, I wouldn’t believe you. So I don’t even wanna think about, or ‘cap’ myself, with the possibilities. I’m open-minded and I think anything is possible.
“I think I could be fighting against Canelo Alvarez for the WBC or the WBO championship belt. Why not, baby? A lot of people are afraid to try, they’re afraid to get up out of their seats, they’re afraid to do something different,” Paul continued. “But that’s them, that’s not me. I know I can accomplish anything I set my mind to, and that’s why there’s a difference between successful and non-successful people in this world. So really, the sky is the limit. It’s just about how seriously I take it, and I do take it seriously. More seriously than 99% of these ‘professional’ boxers that are out there.”
It’s highly unlikely Paul will face Alvarez anytime soon as it likely wouldn’t be sanctioned. Yet, if he knocks out Woodley and then picks up five or six more quality wins, perhaps he will face a legit championship boxer to test his skills.
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