Jake Paul: I'm nearing a fight with Canelo Alvarez

“I think the path that I’m on now tees me up in the future to fight Canelo,” Paul said.

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Jake Paul: I'm nearing a fight with Canelo Alvarez
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A crossover boxing match between Canelo Alvarez and Jake Paul seems like an interesting option to many. Jake Paul confirmed in a press conference that he is ready to fight Alvarez. Considering the history of his performances on the boxing scene, Jake is convinced that he can do great things.

It's really hard to predict how realistic it is for such a fight to happen, but Paul is optimistic.

“I think the path that I’m on now tees me up in the future to fight Canelo,” Paul said to The MMA Hour, as reported by boxingscene.com!

“It’s even just showing him that I can go 10 or 12 rounds with you, [that] I’ve done that with real, legitimate pro boxers and beat them."

Jake Paul: Canelo has expressed interest in interviews

Even though he knows it's tough to anticipate this fight happening soon, Paul tries to stay positive.

His main goal is to take down some notable opponents soon to prove he's ready for the biggest challenge of his career. He doesn't want to argue with critics who doubt his chances against Alvarez. Jake mentioned the fight between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou.

"So when I beat these guys in the year or two to come, and continue to raise the level of opposition, I think me vs. Canelo becomes a really interesting fight and something that a lot of people would be like, ‘Oh, Jake’s going to get destroyed.’ But there’s that fun thing in your mind, the same thing with Francis Ngannou and Tyson Fury.

‘Yeah, but he’s the bigger guy who has punching power!’. So it becomes this really fun, interesting fight that I think is historical, and Canelo has expressed interest in interviews, so I think we’re closer than we think”.

Alvarez is currently one of the biggest names in the boxing scene. Many are wondering if Alvarez will agree to a match with Paul.

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