YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul has offered up some reasons why he believes he will defeat Conor McGregor.
Paul, 24, has quickly turned himself into one of the most talked-about figures in combat sports across the last twelve months. His antics, as well as his knockouts, have been capturing the attention of fans and fighters alike – and it doesn’t seem like that trend is going to stop anytime soon.
Paul targets McGregor
Ever since knocking out Nate Robinson, Paul has made it his primary objective to get a boxing match against Conor McGregor. As we all know, the former two-belt UFC champion has just one professional boxing bout – a late stoppage defeat against Floyd Mayweather back in summer 2017.
“First and foremost I’m a better athlete than McGregor,” Jake explained. “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.
“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.”
It’s safe to say most MMA fans won’t give Jake Paul the time of day, but he’s certainly gaining momentum.
On the flip-side you’ve got Conor McGregor. While he may not entertain the idea of fighting Paul right now, that may change if he suffers another bad loss to Dustin Poirier in their trilogy fight at UFC 264.
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