YouTuber turned boxer Jake Paul has lifted the lid on his expectations for 2022, stating that he isn’t too sure about a rescheduled bout with Tommy Fury, and is more willing to fight Tyson Fury.
The explosion in YouTube boxing has been one of the more surprising turn of events in the online community. What started as Joe Weller and KSI settling their differences has spiraled into multi-million dollar fights featuring a host of talent, from both the YouTube world and the fighting one.
At the heart of it has been Jake Paul, who has bested AnEsonGib, Nate Robinson, Ben Askren and, most recently, Tyron Woodley.
The rematch against Woodley was organized late in the day, after original opponent Tommy Fury pulled out due to injury.
“He wants the payday. But, you know, I’ve said it before – I don’t want to take the fight with him,” Jake said about Tommy. He doesn’t deserve it. I’d rather fight Tyson. I’ll fight his brother or his dad before I fight Tommy.”
Asked what he wants for 2022, Jake said a fight with retired Mexican boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. appeals to him as a way to silence the critics.
.@JakePaul wants his next fight to be a "real boxer"
— The Volume (@TheVolumeSports) January 7, 2022
“Julio Cesar Chavez, I like that fight a lot because it silences the critics,” Paul responded. “You know, he was a former world champion and I know I can beat him. That challenge excites me and I’m down. This is what people don’t understand… Even after I knocked out Woodley they say ‘fight a real boxer’. I’m like you guys I tried and he dropped out of the fight two weeks before.”
Because a fight with Tyson would likely result in Paul being killed, we’d suggest a bout with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr is more likely. But we’ve learned to say never say never when it comes to Jake Paul and boxing.