Youtube star turned professional boxer Jake Paul is extremely confident about fighting former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor within the next two years.
Jake Paul put on a spectacular performance last year against NBA superstar Nate Robinson at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Jake Paul knocked out Nate Robinson in the second round to improve his professional boxing record to 2-0. This was also Nate’s boxing debut. The fight was on the undercard of Roy Jones Jr. vs Mike Tyson.
Jake Paul is currently scheduled to fight Ben Askren this weekend at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
Jake Paul targeting Conor McGregor showdown
While Jake Paul has a tough fight ahead, he is already looking forward into the future where he hopes to secure a fight against Conor McGregor.
“I think we both are on a road to each other,” Paul said about facing McGregor. “He wants another boxing fight. He wants to fight Manny Pacquiao. He would get toasted. He just keeps on taking Ls. So I think him fighting me would not only be his money fight, but it would technically be the easiest challenge, right? Fighting Jake Paul would probably be easier than fighting Manny Pacquiao and it would be just as big.
“I think we’re a lot closer to a Jake Paul-Conor McGregor fight than anyone thinks,” Paul continued. “I think it could happen in the next 24 months.”
Conor McGregor transition into professional boxing briefly back in 2017 when he took on the former five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather. The fight took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and it ended up being the second most purchased PPV fight in the history of the sport. In that fight, Conor McGregor was knocked out in the tenth round.
Meanwhile, Conor McGregor has a rematch bout scheduled against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 on July 10.
“Conor’s the big name,” Paul said. “He’s a A-list celebrity, and there are very few fighters who are A-list celebrities. So we’ll see what happens. I hope he wins against Dustin, I guess, so that the fight becomes more exciting.” (H/T – BJpenn.com)
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