Having knocked out Tyron Woodley in Florida over the weekend, the YouTuber star Jake Paul has proved that not only does he talk the talk but he can definitely walk the walk as he landed one of the knockouts of the year.
As he finished off Woodley for the second time this year, there will be plenty of top fighters from the worlds of MMA and boxing who will want the mega-money payday of facing the social media celebrity again.
BestofBets.com have taken a look at the possible next opponents for Paul, ranking the likelihood of any of them actually happening…
Bookmakers seem convinced that we may have a Paul vs McGregor fight coming up before we know it. McGregor is the biggest start in the world of combat sports and the amount of money he would draw is incredible. For this fight to go down, there would need to be deals made with the UFC much like when McGregor fought Floyd Mayweather.
Fury was the original scheduled opponent for Paul however, medical reasons saw him pull out at the eleventh hour. Fury, who’s is a 7-0 professional boxer, would give Paul his most legitimate bout if they square off among the top names listed. Fury continues to insist his fight with Paul will be rescheduled but Paul mocked him after the fight and rumours suggest that this fight in dead in the water.
Masvidal was in the arena on Saturday night and is still a top fighter in the UFC welterweight division. However, while under contract there’s little chance Dana White allows him to take a fight with Paul.
Diaz has one fight left on his UFC contract, which is likely to come in early 2022. There are rumours of one more fight with McGregor as well in the UFC, and if that comes to fruition Diaz is also an unlikely opponent.
Jake Paul’s biggest feud of his career is against the rapper JJ Olatunji. Paul originally began training to box after being called out back in 2018 by him. Jake fought his brother while Logan Paul faced KSI in the ring and the match was ruled a draw. In the rematch, KSI won by split decision over Logan and he was set to face Jake next. Since then COVID-19 got in the way as did KSI’s music career taking off in Europe; and given KSI’s current musical success, which will see him tour his No.1 album around the UK and Europe for most of next year, the YouTube stars probably won’t end up meeting in the ring for a while.