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

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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.

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​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. 

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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.

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"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."

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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."

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​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. 

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Paul vs. Chavez Jr? Watch this space. 

Featured Image Credit: Jake Paul/PA

Topics: Jake Paul, Tommy Fury, Boxing

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