Jake Paul: I Want Conor McGregor — Boxing News


Jake Paul says he’s curious about preventing former UFC star Conor McGregor subsequent after making fast work of former MMA/wrestling fighter Ben Askren in a single spherical final Saturday evening on Triller pay-per-view on the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

It’d take some doing for the 24-year-old Paul to lure McGregor into preventing him as a result of he’s nonetheless possible holding out hope that Manny Pacquiao will look his manner for a mega-payday.

The chump change that Jake and Askren made final Saturday was nothing in comparison with the form of coin that the 33-year-old McGregor could make if he’s in a position to get a match towards the previous 8-division world champion Pacquiao in 2021.

“I need McGregor,” stated Jake Paul to ESNEWS.

Reported base purses for Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren:

  • Jake Paul – $690,000
  • Ben Askren – $500,000

Though each fighters are anticipated to wind up with greater than their base purses for the struggle, it’s nowhere close to the cash that McGregor made in his struggle towards Floyd Mayweather Jr in 2017, and what he could make it he’s in a position to get a match towards Pacquiao.

“I’m going to say it proper now. Me vs. Tommy Fury and Michael Hunter towards Tyson Fury all on the identical evening,” stated Jake.

What it seems like is that Jake Paul needs a two-for-one cope with Tyson Fury needing to conform to struggle his buddy Michael Hunter earlier than he’d conform to tackle Tommy Fury.

That’s a foul match-up for Jake to face the younger 21-year-old Tommy Fury (5-0, 4 KOs) as a result of he’s bought boxing abilities. Tommy isn’t an out-of-shape 36-year-old, who’s simply coming again for a payday. Tommy can be in form, and he would possibly beat Jake along with his jab alone.

In watching Jake’s destruction of Ben Askren, he has a weak, sluggish jab that might be ineffective towards an expert fighter like Tommy.

We’re not even speaking a few top-level cruiserweight. Tommy is a domestic-level fighter at this level, however he would benefit from the sluggish jabs that Jake throws to counter him all evening.

“I’m prepared to provide the folks what they need @JakePaul,” stated Tommy Fury on Twitter.

It’ll be attention-grabbing to see who Jake will get for his subsequent struggle. With him following the Mayweather mannequin of selecting guys that may’t struggle for his pay-per-view contests, it’s not going we’re going to see a step up for Jake in his subsequent struggle or any of his matches.

These occasions are money-grab circus fights with none aggressive or sporting worth to them. It might be glorious if Jake tried to actually check himself by preventing a top quality cruiserweight like Yuniel Dorticos, Mairis Briedis, or Lawrence Okolie, however he gained’t.

This isn’t what he’s about. He’s getting cash towards guys that may’t field. What Jake is doing is celeb matches, and you’ll’t put him in with an actual boxer as a result of he’ll get destroyed.

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