5 Potential Fights for Jake Paul
On August 5 Jake Paul will be looking to bounce back from his loss to Tommy Fury, when he takes on ex-UFC star Nate Diaz at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. It will be a fascinating match-up, with Paul desperate to return to winning ways. Diaz was a great addition to the UFC, having two bloody wars with Conor McGregor. It remains to be seen what kind of shape Diaz will be in, and if he has enough boxing ability to trouble Paul. MMA betting odds will surely be a hot topic in the build-up to this fight. At Big Fight Weekend, we wanted to take a look at 5 potential future fights for Paul.
5 Future Fights for Jake Paul
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Five Potential Opponents for Jake Paul: Tommy Fury
Paul vs Tommy Fury finally happened in Saudi Arabia on February 26, 2023. Fury boxed the smarter of the two and slipped Paul’s wild punches. He did catch Fury with a flash knockdown in round eight which brought the scorecards closer, with one judge scoring the fight 75–74 to Paul, while the other two judges scored it 76–73 to Fury. There feels an air of inevitability about the rematch. If Paul navigates past Diaz and Fury wins his next fight, it feels logical the rematch will happen sooner rather than later.
KSI and Paul have been involved in various back-and-forths on social media. The Sidemen superstar has drawn and defeated Jake’s brother Logan, which adds spice to any potential fight between the two. KSI has the power to end it and always looks to come forward and engage, which makes any potential matchup with Jake mouth-watering for both boxing enthusiasts and those interested in betting on boxing.
Conor McGregor has not been seen in the Octagon since losing to Dustin Poirier on July 10, 2021. Notorious has entered the professional boxing world once in his career, which resulted in a tenth-round TKO loss to Floyd Mayweather on August 26, 2017. The Irishman showed plenty of heart and endeavour and never stopped walking forward. McGregor would undoubtedly find it easier against Paul than Mayweather. However, it remains to be seen how much desire remains in the Irishman.
Retired undefeated boxer Andre Ward has revealed on “The MMA Hour“, how he was tempted to return to the ring when Canelo defeated Sergey Kovalev. In this same interview, Ward discussed reaching out to Paul via his team about either an exhibition or professional boxing match but received no response from Paul’s team. Ward was masterful during his career, winning all 32 professional fights, and he would surely be a step too far for The Problem Child.
American ex-UFC contender Mike Perry was the stand-by fighter if Fury did not make the contest where he ultimately defeated Paul in Saudi Arabia. Perry is now signed to Bare Knuckle FC, holding notable wins over Luke Rockhold and Michael Page. There’s no doubt Paul is the better boxer of the two, but Perry is athletic, aggressive and possesses impressive power, which would make The Problem Child wary.
Who would you like to see Jake Paul face?