The two favourites to face Jake Paul next have been revealed, following his win over Tyron Woodley on Saturday night, and Tommy Fury isn't guaranteed to be his next opponent.
Paul faced former UFC champion Woodley for the second time on the weekend, having beaten him earlier this year, and went to 5-0 in his professional record with a knockout.
Despite the impressive nature of the finish, plenty have questioned how real the knockout was, complaining, as with the first fight, that the rematch was rigged.
However, that's unlikely to bother the YouTuber at all, who will instead be focusing on the next big name who can make him a huge pile of cash by stepping inside the ropes.
Most people might be expecting Love Island star Fury to get the next chance to end Paul's unbeaten run but the British boxer is only second favourite with the bookies, and Anderson Silva is actually the favourite.
The odds for Jake Paul's next opponent:— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) December 19, 2021
Anderson Silva 3/1
Tommy Fury 7/2
Dillon Danis 7/1
Nate Diaz 7/1
Conor McGregor 15/2
Jorge Masvidal 15/2
Deron Williams 9/1
Floyd Mayweather 12/1
Oscar De La Hoya 12/1
Mike Tyson 25/1
Canelo Alvarez 33/1
(odds via @betonline_ag) pic.twitter.com/7h7dK1JiL2
Fighting Silva would see the American social media star come up against his third former UFC star in-a-row, and this time he'd be coming up against possibly the greatest ever to fight inside the octagon.
The difference between coming up against the Brazilian, in comparison to Woodley and Ben Askren, is that Silva has some experience in the ring already.
The 46-year-old has had four professional boxing fights, with the previous two coming this year in wins against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and Tito Ortiz.
It would literally be the first ever Paul opponent whose professional record had any other names on it than Jake Paul, although it would be against a man nearly twice the 'Problem Child's' age.
I’ve KO’ed everyone I’ve fought. pic.twitter.com/Pz55uCIHc4— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) December 19, 2021
Of course Paul wasn't originally supposed to be fighting Woodley on Saturday night, with the 24-year-old originally slated to fight fellow novice boxer Fury, the younger brother of world heavyweight champion Tyson.
The matchup would have made for the biggest novice fight in the history of the sport, due to their high profiles built from ventures outside of the ring.
Unfortunately, the British boxer had to pull out late in the preparation, after his dad John had threatened a television screen at the press conference, due to an injury.
Paul, who called out Conor McGregor after his latest win, has threatened not to let Fury fight him next, or at all in the future, and it'll be interesting to see if he sticks to it.
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Topics: Jake Paul, Tommy Fury, Anderson Silva, Tyron Woodley, UFC, MMA, Boxing