JAKE PAUL has been backed to fight Canelo Alvarez in three years’ time – when he will be TEN TIMES better.
The outspoken YouTuber-turned prizefighter has set his sights on boxing’s biggest star despite the vast difference in boxing experience.
Paul even went as far to say that he would BEAT Canelo in three years after watching Dmity Bivol stun the Mexican.
His former sparring partner Anthony Taylor believes the time frame allows the American to improve ten fold.
Taylor, 32, told My Betting Sites: “I think Jake Paul and Canelo will happen, I don’t think it’s just hype.
“I mean, we’re talking about Jake in three years from now of course, not right now.
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“Jake is good, but imagine how much better he’ll get in three years from today. He’s only going to get better. He’s only going forward.
“Jake will be ten times better than Jake Paul of today, and he would be competitive. Canelo will be a Hall of Famer, but give Jake a few years.”
Canelo, 31, is considering a rematch with Bivol, also 31, after his first defeat in eight years.
Meanwhile Paul, 25, announced he will return on August 13 for his sixth professional bout.
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He last fought in December in a short-notice rematch against Tyron Woodley, 40, after Tommy Fury, 23, pulled out.
Paul knocked out replacement Woodley, having previously beaten the ex-UFC champion on points in August.
It added to KOs over gamer ‘AnEsonGib’, ex-NBA player Nate Robinson, 37, and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, 37.
Paul is still left yet to face a recognised boxer following Fury’s withdrawal.
But Taylor still talked up his chances in a fight with Canelo due to the weight difference.
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He said: “Jake’s a bigger guy, taller, longer than Canelo, but we can’t disregard Canelo’s skillset.
“Now Jake is still learning in this game, but give him a few years.”
Jake Paul pictured with sparing partner Anthony Taylor