To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now

Jake Paul Finally Set To Fight A Genuine Boxer, In Talks To Face Former World Champion

Nasir Jabbar

| Last updated 

Jake Paul Finally Set To Fight A Genuine Boxer, In Talks To Face Former World Champion

​Jake Paul has reached out for his next opponent following his destruction of Tyron Woodley and it's NOT Tommy Fury.


​Paul stopped Woodley to record his fifth professional boxing victory last weekend. 

He was supposed to face Fury until he withdrew due to an injury. The 22-year-old Brit had hoped to reschedule their bout, but it appears Team Paul have other plans. 

Image: PA
Image: PA

That's according to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, who says Paul has contacted him regarding a blockbuster showdown next year. 

The 35-year-old, who's the son of legendary boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Sr, confirmed talks are underway - but insists he wants a good deal considering the size of the potential clash. 

He told Fight News: "Jake Paul and his people contacted me regarding a fight with Paul.

"I said yes, but then again Lupe Valencia, who is with Paul now and used to be with me a few years back, said they offered me one to three million dollars plus PPV.

"When it’s a fight that can sell millions and can break records because he is popular and I have a name, I’m a former world champion, so I made it clear that it has to be a 50/50 split for me to take the fight.

"Take into consideration that I have to go all the way up to 190 pounds. Jake Paul is a big guy and weight matters, so it’s a risk. Their people may want to see me lose and take advantages, but he doesn’t know how to box. I know I can knock him out."

Image: PA
Image: PA
Image: PA
Image: PA

Chavez Jr added: "I just want to be treated fairly.

"What I bring to the table and my name, I have 61 fights already and yes I haven’t looked the same in my last two fights, but I fought with serious injuries in my body that I will tell you about later on.

"I’m feeling better little by little and if the Paul fight happens, I will be very well prepared to win. I will not lose."

​The Mexican recently fought former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva in a high-profile bout. 

He lost a split-decision, but has since rebounded from that defeat by out-pointing David Zegarra​ last weekend. 

Chavez Jr, a former world champion, is a veteran of 61 professional bouts having fought the likes of Canelo Alvarez, Sergio Martinez and Daniel Jacobs. 

If Paul can strike a deal with him, it'd be the first genuine boxer of his budding career following fights against a fellow YouTuber, an NBA player and two UFC stars. 

Paul vs. Chavez Jr? Watch this space. 

Featured Image Credit: Jake Paul/PA

Topics: Jake Paul, Tommy Fury, Boxing

Nasir Jabbar
More like this

Chosen for YouChosen for You


Uber Eats driver stops basketball game after walking on court to deliver McDonald’s

7 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Jurgen Klopp claims 'nobody knows' how Chelsea have spent so much money in another transfer window rant

13 hours ago