Mike Perry is hoping for a boxing showdown with Jake Paul in Mid-February.
After his last with Daniel Rodriguez in April 2021, Mike Perry retired from mixed martial arts. Perry switched to bare-knuckle boxing and competes in the newly formed BKFC organization. In his first , he defeated Julian Lane. Then in August 2022, he defeated Michael Page.
Mike Perry discussed his opinions on the prospective boxing bout with Jake Paul in an interview with MMA Fighting.
“I believe it was for mid-February. I don’t know what I can and can’t say, [because] I want it to happen, but there was supposed to be a really cool location and that intrigued me. I think it happens. If it is mid-February, I’ll be ready.”
“I’m ready this weekend. I’m going to keep working, road work, lift some weights, eat healthy, just keep feeding myself and stay hungry. That’s me. That’s what I do.”
Perry rejected the claim that he fabricated the contract he disclosed earlier this month. He admitted to having sparred with Paul once and said that he was eager to compete with Paul.
“I think it was [this past] December. People are still in the comments think I faked the contract. What? Did I type that up? You think I typed that up? C’mon, man, I can’t type that up. It’s ridiculous, people will see it with their own eyes and still be in disbelief. It’s not like it matters. Jake’s got five pro boxing fights — if you could call them all pro boxing fights — he’s gotten a lot better since he’s been competing, he’s training all the time.”
“I sparred him once, and I think it would be a great boxing match. I can’t lie, I’m a bare knuckle boxer, and I like to punch without anything, but with the gloves on I feel like I hit harder, and I think it would be interesting to see what I could do.”
Paul is still eager to make the Tommy Fury booking into a real thing but it’s exceedingly hard to negotiate. Fury backed out of boxing Paul twice already, once with an injury and once after a travel ban.