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Jake Paul snubs Tommy Fury as he tells manager he wants to box ex-world champ Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in next fight

JAKE PAUL has seemingly snubbed Tommy Fury as his next opponent and chosen to fight former world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

The YouTuber turned boxer scored a stunning sixth-round KO victory over former UFC champ Tyron Woodley last weekend to stretch his record to a perfect 5-0.

Tommy Fury’s team were hopeful of rescheduling a fight with Jake Paul early next year
But Paul has appeared to turn his attention to fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr

His manager dropped the bombshell via his promotional Instagram page

And according to his manager Nakisa Bidarian, the former Disney star wants to test himself against former WBC middleweight champ Chavez Jr next.

He wrote on Instagram: “It shows you how impressive that Jake is that people think this should be his next opponent.

“Even more impressed is that Jake messages @nakisabidarian and said let’s get this one next.”

Chavez Jr, the son of Mexican great Julio Sr, has lost five of his last six fights since losing the 160lb strap to Sergio Martinez in 2012.

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The 35-year-old was last in action in June, suffering a split decision defeat to former UFC great Anderson Silva.

Paul’s setting of his sights on a clash with Chavez Jr appears to have ended talk of a grudge match with Fury.


Social media sensation Paul was due to face the youngest Fury brother last weekend before the former Love Island star’s withdrawal due to injury and illness.

Team Fury are hopeful of rescheduling the fight for early next year, although Paul recently claimed he’s not heard a ‘f***ing peep’ out of them since he demolished Woodley.

On Tuesday, he tweeted: “Just asked my team if we have heard from the Fury’s, Frank Warren, or Queensberry… not a f*****g peep!

“Fumbles and fake f**ks they are.”

Paul, 24, hinted he wouldn’t give Fury a second bite of the cheery moments after his stunning victory, saying: “I don’t really know what’s next on the roadmap.

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“I’ve done it all, I’ve accomplished what I want to accomplish.

“I need to take a break, I’ve been going at this non-stop for a year and a half and it’s a lot.

“I’m exhausted, I need to spend time with my family at Christmas and go on a vacation, I haven’t gone on a vacation since I was 18 years old.

Jake Paul obliterated former UFC champ Tyron Woodley in their clash last weekend

“I told myself ‘not until you feel like you’ve got to a place in life where you deserve a vacation’ and I deserve it now.

“I’m going to go on my first real vacation where there’s no obligations, because I’ve gone on vacations where I have to film it, vlog it, do interviews and wake up at a certain time to work out.

“I’m going on a real vacation and doing backflips into the water – I’ll come back whenever I feel like it.”


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