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Alexander Volkanovski Says He'd Embarrass Jake Paul In A Boxing Bout

Alexander Volkanovski Says He'd Embarrass Jake Paul In A Boxing Bout

When his decorated career in the UFC is done and dusted, Alexander Volkanovski sees himself moving onto another combat sport - and his grand plans could involve a former boxing champion and some YouTuber bloke.

The featherweight champion will eventually hang up the four-ounce MMA gloves some day, but he plans on swapping them for a pair of 12-ounce ones instead.

That's right, the Wollongong native has his sights set on a boxing career after he walks away from mixed martial arts.

"There's a lot of boxers my weight. At the end of my UFC career, I'd love to do a bit of boxing," he told Wide World of Sports.

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"If we could do it during the UFC career, there's a few obstacles you've got to get through but it's something I'd definitely do.

"I've even had a boxing match - I'm 1-0 in the pro circuit."

And it turns out he's got this eye on the perfect dance partner too.

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"You've got Jake Paul calling out all the UFC fighters. I'd be happy to be the smaller guy taking on someone like that. It would be pretty embarrassing for him," he said.

"If he really wants a UFC fighter and he wants to take on a champion, let him go down a few weight divisions and I'll step up and show him this is a whole different realm."

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Jake Paul with boxing royalty Mike Tyson. Credit: Instagram/@jakepaul
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The 32-year-old is in red hot form after dethroning one of the greatest featherweights of all-time in Max Holloway.

And with the ex-champ seemingly out of the picture, the latest reports suggest Volkanovski could face off against former 145-pound title challenger Brian Ortega in a bout targeted for February 2021.

But the idea of becoming the "featherweight GOAT" and even stepping up to the lightweight division at some point doesn't diminish Volkanovski's intrigue in boxing.

He's still under contract with Dana White but after hearing former rugby league player-turned boxer Paul Gallen call out ex-UFC middleweight champ Robert Whittaker, the MMA fan favourite knew exactly which boxer he'd fire shots at in return: Aussie Jeff Horn.

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"Just the way he is. His boxing isn't real crisp," Volkanovski said.

Former WBO welterweight champ Jeff Horn. Credit: Instagram/@jeffhornboxer
Former WBO welterweight champ Jeff Horn. Credit: Instagram/@jeffhornboxer

"His footwork is very unorthodox. I think I could catch him.

"I know he's thinking about retirement. I've got a lot of respect for him because he's a respectful bloke but I think it would be fun."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@alexvolkanovski

Topics: Boxing News, Aussie, Paul Gallen, UFC News, MMA News, Boxing, Jake Paul, latest updates, UFC, next opponent, Australia, MMA, Dana White, Alexander Volkanovski

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Max Sherry is a journalist for SPORTbible Australia. After migrating Down Under from London as a teenager, he instantly fell in love with Aussie sport and its culture. From NRL to AFL, cricket to rugby — you name it, Max watches it (with a beer in hand, of course). During his time at Fox Sports, he worked in the football department covering the Premier League, A-League, Socceroos and Matildas. Born a stone's throw away from West Ham's training ground, Max is obviously a die-hard Liverpool fan.