YouTube star Paul is looking to get five or six more fights under his belt before he challenges boxing’s star attraction Canelo Alvarez in the final bout of his career
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Paul has repeatedly called for a fight with pound-for-pound king Alvarez despite only having five professional fights under his belt. The Mexican, who is promoted to light heavyweight for his duel with Dmitry Bivol in May, has downplayed Paul’s stakes.
The YouTube star has insisted his efforts in the fight against Alvarez are serious, despite being mocked for calling it out. Paul admitted he wouldn’t be able to beat Alvarez with the amount of experience he has now, but that might be different after five or six more fights.
“I would take the fight, right now I couldn’t beat Canelo, five fights from now or six fights from now, I could have a freaking great fight and we’ll see what happens,” he said The trip. “I want Canelo to be my last fight, it could happen in three or four years, but it just makes sense, the two biggest names, the two highest paid boxers in the sport, why not?”
Alvarez originally dismissed Paul’s move from YouTube to boxing, but later backtracked on his comments by suggesting the new audience Paul brings with him could be good for the sport. Paul has admitted he has respect for Alvarez and believes the pair could have been friends in another life.
The 25-year-old believes he could fight Alvarez better than some of his previous opponents. As an example, Paul pointed to Alvarez’s fight with Avni Yildrim last year, who surrendered after three rounds.
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“I’m deadly serious. That I can argue with him in three years,” he said talkSPORT. “Walk away with $50 million to $75 million. I’ve seen people go up against him and I say it all the time, one guy recently goes three rounds and gives up in the corner and doesn’t throw a punch. I have a lot more heart than this guy. I’m a lot sportier than this guy.”
Paul will fight again in August but has yet to reveal his opponent. “The Problem Child” has been linked to fights against him Tommy Furywho pulled out of a meeting with Paul last December, and former world middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. The American has also hinted at one Transition to MMA this year talks with Bellator and PFL ahead of his cage debut.
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