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Jake Paul Believes He'll Eventually Fight Canelo Alvarez For World Title

Thomas Harvey

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Jake Paul Believes He'll Eventually Fight Canelo Alvarez For World Title

Jake Paul believes he will be fighting Canelo Alvarez for world title belts within five years.

The YouTube star has made an unbeaten start to his boxing career after defeating AnEsonGib, Nate Robinson and Ben Askren.

The 24-year-old's fourth bout is in August against former UFC champ Tyron Woodley.

But, further down the line, Paul feels a clash with Alvarez - arguably the best pound-for-pound boxer right now - could be on the cards.

Paul told TMZ: "Look, I just want to continue to be the most disruptive boxer in the history of the sport.

"I think it's taking it on a fight-by-fight basis and continuing to build these fights and make them bigger, even bigger, and then take on more serious opponents.

"If you were to ask me if I was going to be where I am now three years ago, I wouldn't believe you.

"So, I don't want to [put a] cap on my possibilities. I'm open minded and I think anything is possible.

"I think I could be fighting Canelo Alvarez for the WBC or WBO championship belt.

"Really the sky is the limit and it's just about how serious I'm going to take it, and I do take it seriously, more seriously than 99.9 per cent of these 'professional boxers' that are out there.

"A lot of people are afraid to try, to get up out of their seats. They're afraid to do something different. But that's them, that's not me. I know that I can accomplish anything I set my mind to and that's why there's a difference between successful and unsuccessful people in this world."

While Paul's confidence is admirable, whether he'll ever be able to go toe-to-toe with the boxer of the calibre of Alvarez is questionable.

The Mexican is 56-1-2, holding wins over world champions such as Billy Joe Saunders, Callum Smith, Gennady Golovkin and Shane Mosley.

Indeed, Woodley is considered a considerable step up in competition for Paul, and MMA star Michael Page feels the bout may be a bridge too far.

"Tyron Woodley - if all goes to plan - should just sleep Jake quickly," he told MMA Fighting.

Image: PA
Image: PA

"[Paul] will feel the difference between somebody that has been in the game a long time. that's experienced in terms of striking, whereas the argument with Ben Askren before, somebody that had not just retired, he checked out a long time ago and his strength was never his stand up anyway. I saw it going that way.

"This fight is very different. I see Tyron Woodley going in there and correcting the world, because I feel like there's a crazy shift right now with what's going on.

"But Tyron Woodley is gonna be the guy to correct that."

Topics: Tyron Woodley, Jake Paul, Canelo Alvarez

Thomas Harvey
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