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Jake Paul Claims There's A "90 Percent Chance" He'll Fight Conor McGregor

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Jake Paul Claims There's A "90 Percent Chance" He'll Fight Conor McGregor

Jake Paul has ramped up his desire to face Conor McGregor in a boxing fight, claiming that there's a 90% chance the pair will meet in the future.

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Paul is 3-0 in his professional boxing career, having so far faced a fellow YouTuber, a former NBA star and a retired UFC fighter.

The social media star is desperate to face UFC star McGregor at some point, and has continually used Instagram to mock and call out the Irishman.

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So far the former two weight champion has remained relatively quiet on the subject, but that hasn't stopped Paul insisting it's going to happen.

"I'm sort of thinking about it one fight at a time," the 24-year-old undefeated boxer told Maxim.

"Anything is possible after my brother [Logan] fought Floyd Mayweather. I could fight anybody after this.

"I think there's a 90 per cent chance of [the McGregor fight] happening.

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"That's the biggest fight that Conor can do. It'd be the biggest payday for him."

McGregor during his loss to Poirier. Image: PA Images
McGregor during his loss to Poirier. Image: PA Images

McGregor won't be fighting Paul anytime soon, no matter what happens in the future, with the Notorious breaking his leg during his loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.

Despite not being allowed back in the octagon until January at the very least, the 33-year-old from Dublin has incredibly returned to training already.

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He has continued to call out Poirier, despite losing his past two fights to the Diamond, as will be hoping to get a fourth fight with the American.

McGregor's recent injury hasn't stopped him continuing his feud with Poirier. Image: PA Images
McGregor's recent injury hasn't stopped him continuing his feud with Poirier. Image: PA Images

Jake's brother Logan started the current trend of YouTube stars being involved in high profile boxing fights, when he fought fellow internet sensation KSI.

The pair fought in a non professional fight the first time and then met in a huge professional fight for their second meeting, with Jake on the undercard.

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The older Paul fought Mayweather earlier this year in an exhibition fight, and McGregor has obviously faced the undefeated boxer before in the past.

Whilst the younger Paul is still talking about a fight with McGregor, his next fight is against former UFC star Tyron Woodley, on August 29th.

Paul is set to face Woodley in his fourth professional fight. Image: PA Images
Paul is set to face Woodley in his fourth professional fight. Image: PA Images

Jake isn't taking the former welterweight champion lightly, despite Woodley losing his last four fights in the octagon.

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"He's very, very dangerous. The power always stays. We've seen it with Mike Tyson at [almost] 60 years old.

"He's hitting heavy bags and knocking them off the chains.

"Tyron Woodley is still explosive and people forget in his last fight, he had Vicente Luque stumbling and wobbling across the cage [before he lost].

"People can say whatever they want, but Tyron's been boxing and striking five times as long as I have.

"This is a big challenge for me and I know that going into it. We're not taking this fight lightly at all."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Conor Mcgregor, Boxing, Jake Paul, UFC

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