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Paul, 24, endured a hard-fought battle with former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in their boxing clash last month.
The YouTuber-turned-boxer’s first taste of adversity inside the squared circle came when Woodley rocked him with a powerful right hand in the fourth round.
However, Paul managed to recover and went the full distance for the first time in his boxing career, with the American awarded a split-decision win over Woodley.
The Problem Child, who turned pro in 2020, has now extended his unbeaten professional record to 4-0.
Paul has previously called out McGregor for a huge fight and even named the UFC superstar on his ‘hit list’ alongside the likes of Tommy Fury and Canelo Alvarez.
Now, Hearn insisted that the YouTube star is “going to get beat sooner or later” and Paul should fight McGregor and “make loads of money.”
The Matchroom chief told iFL TV: “I think he [Jake Paul] should fight Conor McGregor. He’s going to get beat sooner or later. So, why?
“Just go and fight Conor McGregor, make loads of money -- It’s actually quite a good fight.
“I don’t know how they’re going to make the weight up. Could Jake get to like, 170? I don’t know. But just make the fight. Let them both earn a few quid and then walk off into the sunset.”
Paul took to Twitter after his win over Woodley to claim that he had ‘retired’ from boxing.
However, the American star made a U-turn only a day later by saying he was “coming out of retirement.”
Updated status:— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) August 30, 2021
Updated status:— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) September 1, 2021
I’m coming out of retirement
McGregor is currently recovering from the horrific leg break he suffered in his second consecutive defeat to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July.
Paul claimed it was “embarrassing” and “sad” to see the 33-year-old Irishman come “tumbling down” after his last performance in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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