YouTube Star-turned-Boxer Jake Paul is Eyeing a Bout with Canelo Alvarez
Jake Paul, who recently suffered his first defeat in the boxing ring, is hinting at a potential fight with boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez. The YouTuber-turned-boxer is confident that the dream matchup is "closer" than people think.
Paul's Road to Challenging for a World Title
After his loss to Tommy Fury in February, Jake Paul bounced back with a victory over MMA veteran Nate Diaz. Now, he is set to face little-known professional boxer Andre August on December 15. Paul believes this fight is the beginning of his journey towards challenging for a world title.
Canelo Alvarez as the Ultimate Opponent
Paul has set his sights on Canelo Alvarez, a four-division champion. The 26-year-old believes that a bout with Alvarez is within reach, especially after the Mexican boxer expressed interest in fighting Paul once his career at the top of boxing is over.
Paul's Path to Canelo: Defeating Fury and August
Jake Paul sees his upcoming fights against Tommy Fury and Andre August as stepping stones towards a potential clash with Canelo Alvarez. The American boxer aims to prove his worth in the ring by defeating these opponents and showing Canelo that he can go toe-to-toe with top-level competition.
A Shift in Dream Opponents
Previously, Conor McGregor was Jake Paul's "dream" opponent. However, Paul now admits that Canelo Alvarez has taken the top spot in his list of desired opponents. The YouTuber-turned-boxer believes that his current trajectory in the sport will make a fight against Canelo even more intriguing.
While a fight between Jake Paul and Canelo Alvarez is not yet set in stone, Paul's determination and recent successes in the boxing world make it a possibility worth considering.