Jake Paul has stated that in a hypothetical bout, he would knock out both Eddie Hearn and Floyd Mayweather, but would go the distance versus heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.
When asked about matches against promoters like Hearn and existing champions like Canelo Alvarez, Paul made the audacious predictions. After Love Island star Tommy Fury pulled out last month, the YouTube sensation will seek to win his sixth professional bout on August 6 at Madison Square Garden against short-notice substitute Hasim Rahman Jr.
Jake Predicts He Would Win Against Canelo And Fury
When questioned by DAZN, the brazen YouTube personality predicted a split decision victory against Canelo Alvarez and Tyson Fury, the undisputed super-middleweight champion. Paul demonstrated his confidence by declaring that he will knock out world champions Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford, as well as former five-weight champion Floyd Mayweather. Unsurprisingly, he mocked Hearn and UFC president Dana White by predicting that he would knock them out in the first round.
Except for Spence and Crawford, Paul has ongoing feuds with all of the possible opponents he was asked about. ‘The Problem Child’ has been at odds with Fury due to two unsuccessful battles with the heavyweight champion’s brother Tommy. During his recent After Party tour in the UK, Fury began a chant labelling Paul a “p****” after first praising his entrance into boxing.
The YouTube sensation reportedly accused Fury of cancelling a $1 million wager on his battle with sibling Tommy. When Matchroom Boxing promoter Hearn staged Katie Taylor’s record-breaking bout with Amanda Serrano in April, Paul looked to be on good terms with him, but their relationship has since soured, with Paul labelling him a “weasel” and a “snake.”
Hearn warned Paul that he would “never be a world champion” and referred to him as a “ordinary boxer.” Paul also has a long history of animosity for boxing great Floyd Mayweather, memorably grabbing the boxer’s hat before his exhibition fight with brother Logan last year. A scuffle ensued between the two, leaving Paul with a black eye.
Paul has declared that his ultimate objective in boxing is to defeat super-middleweight champion Alvarez and then retire. Alvarez has grown tired of addressing questions about a future fight with Paul, but he has refused to rule it out. After Alvarez’s surprising loss to light-heavyweight world champion Dmitry Bivol in May, Paul criticised Hearn and Alvarez.