Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman, former boxing champion had expressed his desire to fight Jake Paul after his fight with Hasim Rahman Jr got canceled. The boxer has even told the influencer-turned-boxer to send him a contract.
Jake had revealed that he will make his return in the ring this summer after co-producing Amanda Serrano vs Katie Taylor’s super fight. However, situations did not turn out the way he wanted.
Jake was supposed to fight Tommy Fury but that did not come through because of certain visa issues. Hasim Rahman was replacing Tommy but even he was struggling to meet the required weight for August 6th. This led to the event being canceled altogether.
But even though Jake’s return to the ring this summer looks unlikely, there are plenty of other fighters who want to fight with him. One of those fighters includes former Welterweight champion Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman. He had stepped back in the ring quite recently after a three-year hiatus.
The boxer expressed his will to fight Jake when asked about his thoughts on his fights being canceled. He said, “Where’s it at? Man, send me the contract”. The fighter further said that he will show up tomorrow and has always got six to eight rounds with a non-fighter.
The Florida native added, “I’ve always got six to eight rounds with a non-fighter, I could dance circles around Jakey Pauley, you know, whatever them boys are doing.” He also shared that he missed the influencer’s fight against Tyron Woodley because of his health issues.
Despite that, he called it a good show and appreciated the Youtuber-turned-boxer for getting ‘decent wins’. Thurman vs Paul would honestly be a mismatch if we look at the skills but the former world champion will have to gain a little for making Jake’s weight.