JAKE PAUL has laid out the five advantages which he believes will lead him to upset the odds like never before against Conor McGregor.
The YouTuber is adamant it is only a matter of time until he not only faces, but beats McGregor.
Paul has targeted a $100million fight with the ex-UFC champion in 2022 and predicts it will sell 3MILLION pay-per-views.
The internet sensation has only had three professional bouts, winning them all by knockout, compared to McGregor’s 13 years of experience in the cage.
But still Paul is confident his height, weight, power, athleticism and past record of being overlooked leaves him primed to shock the world.
He told SunSport: “First and foremost I’m a better athlete than McGregor.
“He never played football, he never played lacrosse, he never wrestled, he was never an All-State football player.
“I’m taller by four inches or so and I’m about 60-pounds, 50-pounds heavier without a weight cut.
“And that’s what a lot of people don’t understand when I’m hitting these guys I’ve got knockout power because I’m cutting down from 210lbs.
“The other side of this is him underestimating me.
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“He’s going to come into this, be chilling on his yachts, be babysitting his three little kids, be going out to dinners with his wife, playing in the beach in the sand thinking Jake Paul’s a walk in the park.
“When I’m going to be hustling every single day to beat this guy.”
Paul, 24, made his debut in January 2020, stopping online rival ‘AnEsonGib’ in one round.
He then followed that up with highlight-reel finishes against ex-NBA star Nate Robinson and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, both 36.
Yet to face an experienced boxer, or MMA fighter with proven striking skills, Paul’s unwavering confidence is still met with scepticism.
But the American, a multimillionaire way before he began boxing, has dedicated himself behind closed doors with a gruelling training regime.
And away from the careful but understanding matchmaking, Paul has warned not to underestimate him, even against McGregor.
He said: “I’m not just fighting Conor McGregor for the payday, I’m fighting Conor McGregor to beat him and level up after that.
“Who knows, maybe after I beat McGregor, I fight Khabib. This isn’t a gimmick.
“I don’t get how or why people haven’t registered it yet, but like this isn’t a game.
“I train my ass off, I have knockout power and I haven’t even got to show off my boxing ability because I’ve only been in the ring like seven minutes total in my pro career.”
McGregor, 32, crossed over to boxing for the first time in 2017, losing to Floyd Mayweather, 44, in ten rounds.
He was in talks to return to the ring to face Manny Pacquiao, 42, but that was shelved after he was KO’d by Dustin Poirier, 32, in January.
McGregor, who initially stopped the American in 2014, is now set for a trilogy bout at UFC 264 on July 10.
It leaves Paul hoping to lure the Irishman back to the ring next year, but admitted it depends on avenging defeat to Poirier.
He explained: “Potentially, it’s very, very realistic for sure. I think it depends on how he does against Dustin on July 10.”