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Jake Paul Sets Date To Fight Canelo Alvarez

Max Sherry

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Jake Paul Sets Date To Fight Canelo Alvarez

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Graham Bensinger/PA

Jake Paul has set out a three-year career timeline which leads to a fight with boxing megastar Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez.

Trash-talking YouTuber Paul has made no secret of the fact that he wants to challenge himself against the Mexican at some point down the line.

And it seems 2024 could be the year that it happens.

"This year in 2021, Canelo will be the No.1 highest paid boxer and I will be No.2," Paul told Graham Bensinger.

"So what better fight than to put the No.1 highest paid and the No.2 highest paid against each other? That equals the biggest pay day.

"At the end of the day this is a business. So as much as I respect him, I think three years from now, us getting in the ring will be massive and three years from now my skill level will be enough to make it a serious competition."

Taking on the very best in the business is a tough ask for anyone, let alone a YouTuber who has only ever fought retired mixed martial artists and ex-NBA players.

That said, Paul's rise to superstardom has happened at a rapid rate and an impressive victory in his rematch against Tyron Woodley could definitely help his case - well, sort of.

Jake and Logan Paul. Credit: Instagram/@jakepaul
Jake and Logan Paul. Credit: Instagram/@jakepaul

It goes without saying but Paul still hasn't fought a proper boxer yet, although that didn't stop his older brother Logan who somehow blagged himself a bout against Floyd Mayweather despite never actually winning a professional fight in his life.

But it's not a 44-year-old retired legend who Jake has his eye on, it's a current boxing star who has demolished almost every man who has had the plums to challenge him.

"I think he [Canelo] is great, mean. Respect him," Paul added.

"We've had words back and forth. He says I need to work on my boxing ability and I agree, of course, 100% I do. But I've really come to like his personality actually.

"He's a good guy and maybe in a different lifetime we would probably be friends. However, I still want to fight him and I still think it'd be a massive fight. I think my path is leading to that."

Topics: Boxing News, Boxing, Jake Paul, Canelo, Australia, Canelo Alvarez

Max Sherry
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