Jake Paul mocks Canelo as boxing star won’t rule out future fight

Connor Bennett
Jake Paul and Canelo AlvarezInstagram: Jake Paul/Canelo

Boxing icon Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez once again refused to rule out a fight with Jake Paul, giving the YouTube star ammunition for a roast on social media.

While many boxing fans are completely against the growing trend of influencer fights, Jake Paul seems determined to break through and take on actual ranked fighters.

The YouTube star holds a 4-0 record after most recently defeating Tyron Woodley in a split decision, and hasn’t been shy about wanting to fight Conor McGregor as well as Canelo and Gervonta Davis.

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In the case of Canelo, the Mexican star initially laughed off the idea of the Paul brothers getting into the ring with ‘real’ fighters but has seemingly softened his stance since, offering Jake advice on what he’d need to do to set up a bout between the pair.

Jake Paul boxing hit list TwitterTwitter/jakepaul
Jake Paul has his boxing “hit list,” which features major fighters like Conor McGregor and Canelo as well as KSI.

On September 30, ahead of his fight with Caleb Plant, Canelo was once again quizzed about the possibility of a bout with Jake and, yet again, didn’t completely shut it down. And, just like last time, stated that Jake has to improve.

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“We don’t know, you can never say never. We’ll see in the future,” he told FightHype, with the caveat that Jake Paul has to work on a few things in the meantime. “Everybody knows his personality so it’s good.”

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Naturally, the video of him answering the question made its way to Jake and he took the opportunity to poke fun at the Super Middleweight champ’s demeanor and nail-biting as he spoke. He, of course, went over the top, almost shoving his whole hand in his mouth to poke fun at Canelo potentially being nervous.

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In terms of the pair actually squaring off, it’s not going to happen anytime soon. Canelo is still on top of the boxing world and Jake isn’t anywhere close yet.

Plus, the YouTuber is likely to a rematch with Tyron Woodley before he makes any other moves in the boxing space.

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Based out of Liverpool, Connor is Dexerto's UK News Editor having joined the website in 2018 with a degree in International Journalism. You can find him covering everything from CoD, GTA, FIFA, Apex Legends, and influencer boxing. Need to get in touch? Email Connor at Connor.Bennett@Dexerto.com