After his sensational viral knockout of former NBA star Nate Robinson, Jake Paul is absolutely serious about wanting a major jump in competition. Following his second-round knockout of Robinson, Paul spoke to Jim Gray about the victory and would go on to then call out the likes of MMA fighter Dillon Danis and former two-weight UFC champion, Conor McGregor.
While many on social media mocked Paul for calling out “The Notorious” but this week he doubled down on those comments in a recent interview. Making an appearance on ‘The Ak & Barak Show’ on Sirius XM, Paul once again called out McGregor, while also mentioning Danis, Ben Askren, and fellow YouTube star, KSI.
🎙️"Conor McGregor's gonna get it eventually … I'm sparring people that have sparred him before. We're on the same level from a boxing standpoint." — @jakepaul on a potential matchup with Mystic Mac 🔊@DAZNBoxing @MMAonSiriusXM @BoxingwithAk @TheBoxingBully
— SiriusXM Boxing (@SiriusXMBoxing) December 2, 2020
“I want to take out KSI, Dillon Danis, Ben Askren, and some of these guys first. But, Conor McGregor’s going to get it eventually. People think that’s a joke but no other fighter is calling him out with this big of a platform. I have the skill to take him on. I’m sparring people that have sparred him before. We’re on the same level from a pro boxing standpoint and our talent gap is less than what Floyd Mayweather’s and his was. The fight just makes sense.”
Jake Paul is 2-0 in his professional boxing career, with wins over Ali Eson Gib and the aforementioned Robinson, who was in his first-ever professional boxing match against Paul. The 23-year old Paul is not ready to run right up to a fight with McGregor, but if he continues to win, and could pick up a win over a friend of McGregor’s like Danis, it could lure the UFC superstar to step back into the ring.
McGregor is 0-1 in his professional boxing career with his one loss coming to one of the greatest boxers of all-time, Floyd Mayweather. Mayweather defeated McGregor by 10th-round TKO in one of the most lucrative boxing pay-per-view events of all-time.
It seems highly unlikely that McGregor will step into the boxing ring against Paul, but if the YouTube star can continue to pick up wins and call out the former UFC champion, he may do just enough to secure a massive payday and the fight he’s serious about.
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