Jake Paul has his eye on boxing some of the biggest stars in the UFC.
The popular YouTuber is set to compete in his second professional boxing bout when he takes on former NBA guard Nate Robinson on the undercard of the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. event on November 28.
Paul, of course, made his debut earlier this year when he defeated fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib via first-round TKO. And as has been the case in recent years, many in the combat sports world have taken issue with YouTubers such as Paul taking the spotlight away from longtime professionals.
However, the 23-year-old wants to prove that he is a legitimate boxer with knockout power.
“I want to prove to people that I’m a legitimate boxer, a legitimate professional boxer with skill and someone that people should be scared of,” Paul was recently quoted as saying. “I have knockout power, I’m dangerous, and to me that’s super important and again, that’s just going to take multiple fights to prove that.”
Paul Wants Biggest Names From The UFC
One way Paul feels he can do just that is by facing big names from the UFC.
Among the ones on his wishlist were the likes of Conor McGregor, Jorge Masvidal and Ben Askren to name a few.
“I want to fight the biggest names in the sport, I want to take UFC fighters like Ben Askren, like Masvidal, whoever it is and bring them over to boxing, put them in a ring and go head-to-head with them,” Paul said.
“I want to fight Conor McGregor eventually. Whoever wants to get in the boxing ring with me, I want to be able to do it and beat them.”
Askren is retired from mixed martial arts competition and was never much of a striker at all. However, it would certainly be interesting to see him up against Paul in a boxing fight.
McGregor and Masvidal, on the other hand, are more decorated strikers with knockout power. Whether they would be interested in a boxing bout with Paul as opposed to bigger names in the sport remains to be seen though.