Jake Paul offered Olympic boxer as Tommy Fury replacement with fight in doubt

Connor Bennett
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With his fight against Tommy Fury seemingly on the ropes, Jake Paul has been offered the chance to fight a former Olympian – and some fans are desperate to see it happen. 

When their long-awaited fight was canceled at the end of 2021, many fans thought they’d never get to see Jake Paul and Tommy Fury square off inside the boxing ring.

As Fury pulled out with injury, and Jake beat Tyron Woodley, the YouTuber-turned-boxer claimed he only had eyes for bigger things and that he’d wait a while before fighting Tommy. Well, the pair were scheduled to clash at Madison Square Garden on August 6th, but Tommy has had some trouble getting into the United States.

The fight has yet to be called off, but Jake has claimed he’s “moving on” and looking for another opponent. And, one former Olympian has been offered up as a possible alternative.

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Jake Paul and Tommy Fury finally agreed to a fight on August 6, 2022 – but extenuating circumstances have put things in danger of not happening.

As Jake tweeted out that he was moving on, Matchroom Boxing’s rising star Cheavon Clark tweeted that his “passport was ready” and indicated that he was willing to make the trip across the Atlantic.

Eddie Hearn, who previously offered Jake the chance to fight Clark during the Katie Taylor vs Amanda Serrano press scrums, reiterated that offer. “Jake Paul, 2-0 and ready!” the boxing promoter tweeted, referencing Jake’s willingness to fight someone with less than 10 fights.

Plenty of fans quickly suggested it would be an easy night’s work for Clark, but that he didn’t match Jake’s desire to take on someone with name value – even if he is a ‘real boxer’.

Unlike some other supposed challengers, Clark does match up with Jake in the weight department, seeing as they’re both in the Cruiserweight range.

The 31-year-old has under 10 professional bouts, but he does have a storied amateur career. As noted, he competed at the 2020 Olympics, but didn’t medal. However, he has had success at the Commonwealth Games and stacked European Championships.

It remains to be seen as to whether or not Jake will actually fight Tommy this summer, but there should be a few more interesting propositions like Clark if he isn’t able to fight his long-time rival.