The YouTube star is 3-0 as a professional, with three KOs, and fancies himself as a future world champion and the man to take down Canelo
Jake Paul has set himself the lofty boxing goal of beating Canelo Alvarez for a world title within the next three years of his boxing career.
The YouTube star is a 3-0 professional, having knocked out his first three opponents within the opening two rounds, and faces a step up in opponent when he faces former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley next month.
But he has already set his sights on one day becoming a world champion in the sport of boxing, and wants to be the man to “take down” pound-for-pound great Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
Speaking on Fox Sports’ show ‘Skip and Shannon: Undisputed’, Paul said that he would be willing to cut a significant amount of weight to fight Canelo in the future.
“I’m setting goals for myself and that’s what motivates me every single day at practice,” Paul said. “To think in the back of my head that I might be fighting Canelo in the next three years.”
Paul believes that he is a better fighter, and tougher test for Canelo, than Billy Joe Saunders and Avni Yildrim, his last two opponents in 2021.
The internet sensation has claimed that Saunders, who is a two-time world champion, fights like a “wild chicken” and says that his size advantage would prove a deciding factor against the Mexican.
“If Billy Joe Saunders, who fights like a wild chicken, can go in there and get a payday and fight Canelo and last that many rounds, or Yildirim, the ‘Turkish Warrior’ can go in there and last three rounds, nine minutes, Yildirim didn’t throw a f***ing punch.
“I’m a much better fighter than both of those boxers. I’m bigger, faster and more athletic.
“So if those guys can go in there and hang with Canelo, can Jake Paul in three years go 12 rounds with him and beat him? We’ll see.”
Paul said that he would be willing to cut a massive 25 lbs from his current walking around weight to 175 in order to earn a shot at a world title against Alvarez.
“I would probably have to cut to 170 if we were doing it for an actual belt,” Paul continued. “It would be a big, big cut but those are the sacrifices you’d have to make to be a champion.
“I think he would underestimate me and let me weigh whatever I want because he thinks he’ll take me out, but we saw what happened when Floyd Mayweather let my brother [Logan Paul] have the weight advantage.
“Logan gassed him out, Floyd wasn’t expecting that hard of a fight.
“I’m not saying I could beat Canelo right now, but three years from now with the team I have and the dedication I have, I know I could do it.”
Paul will first have to get through Woodley on August 29 in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, and face a few boxers with professional records before earning a shot at Alvarez.