Jake Paul has a fight coming with former UFC champ Tyron Woodley sometime in August on Showtime PPV, but the YouTube celebrity-turned-novelty boxer has ideas about what could come in his future, and is ready to troll everyone about all of it, like usual.
“I just want to continue to be the most disruptive boxer in the history of the sport. I think it’s taking it on a fight-by-fight basis, and continuing to build these fights and make them even bigger, even bigger, take on more serious opponents,” Paul told TMZ.
“Look, if you asked me if I was gonna be where I’m at three years ago, I wouldn’t have believed you. I don’t even wanna think about or cap myself with the possibilities. I’m open-minded, and I think anything is possible. I think I could be fighting against Canelo Alvarez for the WBC or WBO championship belt. Really, the sky is the limit. It’s just about how serious I’m gonna take it, and I do take it seriously. More seriously than 99.9 percent of these ‘professional boxers’ that are out there.”
That last part ruffled some feathers, obviously, and was designed to do so.
On an ESPN Ringside post about the Paul interview on Instagram, Ishe Smith replied, “Canelo would fucking kill you, and it’s disrespectful to say you take the sport more serious than 99 percent of the boxers! Well fight a real fucking fighter then and stop with the MMA bullshit.”