YouTube star Jake Paul is making some daring claims about his burgeoning boxing profession.
The 23-year-old desires to show he’s ‘somebody folks must be frightened of’ and share the ring with blended martial arts superstars Conor McGregor and Jorge Masvidal.
The cruiserweight, who made his identify via YouTube video earlier than switching professions, received his skilled debut in opposition to AnEsonGib in January and he’s set to get within the ring with Nathaniel Robinson on the Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr undercard on November 28.
Talking on the Mayweather Boxing Channel, Paul reeled off the names he desires: “I wish to show to people who I’m a professional boxer, a professional skilled boxer with ability and somebody that folks must be frightened of.
“I’ve knockout energy, I’m harmful, and to me that’s tremendous vital and once more, that’s simply going to take a number of fights to show that.
“I wish to struggle the most important names within the sport, I wish to take UFC fighters like Ben Askren, like Masvidal, whoever it’s and produce them over to boxing, put them in a hoop and go head-to-head with them.
“I wish to struggle Conor McGregor finally. Whoever desires to get within the boxing ring with me, I need to have the ability to do it and beat them.”
Askren is definitely retired from MMA having walked away on the again of consecutive losses and though he was an excellent grappling welterweight in his prime, he was by no means an excellent striker. It’s arduous to think about he has a lust for boxing.
Masvidal and McGregor are way more famed for his or her punching prowess and the latter has even had a style within the boxing ring, however it’s nonetheless fairly the leap of a YouTuber like Paul to suppose he can get to those field workplace sensations.
Paul’s passionate curiosity to interrupt into boxing began in 2018 when he took on fellow YouTube star Deji, who’s KSI’s youthful brother, one other YouTube star that defeated Jake’s older brother Logan in knowledgeable boxing bout.
Jake defeated Dejil by way of TKO within the fifth spherical and has since turned skilled. He could also be a draw on YouTube, however he’ll want to indicate his price within the ring to get the fights he’s asking for.