Influencer-turned-boxer Jake Paul recently claimed that would ‘beat Conor McGregor’s a*s’ in a boxing match. Over the years, he has consistently called out McGregor. He is working towards solidifying his position in the influencer-driven boxing realm.
In recent times, Paul has elevated his credibility by making a commendable 7-1 professional boxing record. Notably, most of his victories have come against MMA competitors who retired and made their foray into boxing.
In a recent Q&A session on the DAZN Boxing YouTube channel, Paul confidently discussed a potential bout with McGregor. The 26-year-old expressed his confidence by stating, “A fight between me and [Conor] McGregor would be pretty freaking massive and entertaining and fun.”
“I would beat his a*s. He won’t fight me. At this point, it’s funny how it went from me calling him out to that seeming crazy to now me being bigger in the sport than he is and him knowing my skill level is greater than his is in such a short amount of time. Life’s crazy.”
Paul’s journey commenced with his professional debut in January 2020, where he secured a first-round knockout victory against YouTuber AnEsonGib. His subsequent wins against former NBA player Nate Robinson and retired/aging MMA competitors like Ben Askren, Tyron Woodley, and Anderson Silva cemented his rising status in the boxing world.
Amidst his victories, Paul faced his sole defeat in a close split decision against Tommy Fury. Despite this setback, he rebounded with a unanimous decision win against Nate Diaz in August.
Paul’s upcoming match on December 15 is against Andre August, a 35-year-old boxer with a 10-1-1 professional record.
If August wins versus Paul, it may be the turning point in his life. However, Paul has a different perspective on this conflict. The 26-year-old is competing on Friday to demonstrate his commitment to training to be a world champion.
For Jake, this match signifies a pivotal step towards his aspirations. A win against August would significantly advance Paul’s quest for boxing greatness. However, a loss would potentially derail his ambitions by casting doubt on his ability to achieve the coveted championship status.