Popular YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul has recently expressed enthusiasm toward a two-bout deal that could see him facing off against Muhammad Ali’s grandsons in both MMA and boxing bouts. T
his potential clash has garnered significant attention and speculation, especially after Paul’s first professional defeat to Love Island star Tommy Fury in February.
With rumors of Paul’s upcoming MMA debut later this year, fans are eagerly waiting to see who his opponents might be. Among the contenders are Ali’s grandsons, Biaggio Ali Walsh and Nico Ali Walsh.
Biaggio Ali Walsh has a record of 3-1 as an amateur MMA competitor. He recently picked up his second win for the PFL on Friday night by knocking out Isaiah Figueroa in under two minutes. On the other hand, Nico is an undefeated professional boxer with five of his eight victories coming by way of knockout.
Paul was recently questioned about competing against the brothers in boxing and MMA at a PFL 2 watch party. He said, “Just erase them all, I’m down.”
In response to Paul’s comments about potentially competing with him and his brother, Biaggio challenged Paul to compete with someone his own size. He stated that he and Nico compete at lower weight classes than Paul, who has previously fought at cruiserweight in boxing.
Biaggio Ali-Walsh responded to Jake Paul’s statement by saying: “Nico fights at 162lb and I fight at 155lb, I have no problem with Jake Paul but he should fight someone his own size.”
“I don’t know why he is trying to fight people smaller than him. He fought at cruiserweight in boxing so fight at the same weight in MMA. He’s a lot bigger than me, I don’t know why he’s trying to fight someone smaller than him. Fight someone your own size, I don’t understand it.”
On the other hand, Nico Ali Walsh was in attendance for Biaggio’s recent match in Las Vegas. He downplayed the potential matchup against Paul, stating that he is not currently interested in such a match .
He said: “I didn’t know he said that, that’s funny. I’ve been asked that a few times, I would say for me personally right now that’s not something I’d be interested in. I want to make a career for myself, continue my grandfather’s legacy in boxing and carve my own path as well.”
“No disrespect to him, but once you fight someone in the category you often get categorised as that type of fighter. I have a hard time as it is as proving myself as a real boxer and I haven’t fought a YouTuber or anything like that. I want to stick with fighting boxers and getting to a title one day.”
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