Jake Paul has called for a fight with former middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr as his next test after his vicious knockout win over Tyron Woodley.
Paul, who swapped his YouTube vlogs for the boxing ring in 2018, has gone 5-0 as a professional over the last two years, although he has yet to face a legitimate boxer.
He stopped YouTube star AnEsonGib in one round before brutally knocking out basketball star Nate Robinson and MMA legend Ben Askren in his first three fights.
And he was then taken the eight-round distance by former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, who he knocked out in a rematch on Saturday night.
And according to his management team BAVAFA Sports, he has now called for a bout against former world champion Chavez Jr, who has fought 60 times as a professional over his 18-year career.
Paul has become known for calling out top fighters like Canelo Alvarez, but his management team specified that he is looking to face Chavez Jr next.
And it is a fight that could well be made, with the Mexican having recently lost to MMA legend Anderson Silva, who has been touted as a possible opponent for Paul as well.
"It shows you how impressive Jake is that people think this should be his next opponent," BAVAFA Sports posted on their Instagram story this morning, alongside a comparison of Paul's 5-0 record with Chavez Jr's 53-6-1 offering.
"Even more impressive is that Jake messaged Nakisa Bidarian and said let's get this one next."
Chavez Jr is the son of the great Julio Cesar Chavez, a multiple-time world champion in three different weight divisions over his decades-long career.
The elder Chavez was considered the pound-for-pound best boxer in the world for a number of years during the early 90s, and while his son never reached those same lofty heights, he did become a world champion and defend his belt four times.
Chavez Jr is 35 years old and while his best days are surely behind him, he would likely still be a monstrous favourite going into a bout with Paul.
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He made his debut when Paul was just six-years-old, and became world champion while Paul was just 14.
The Mexican fighter returned to winning ways on the same night that Paul stopped Woodley, beating David Zegarra by unanimous decision in his hometown of Culiacan.
He spent two years out of the ring after losing to Canelo Alvarez in 2017, and was harshly criticised for his performance against Silva when he lost by split decision earlier this year.
Since that loss to Alvarez, Chavez Jr's record has been unimpressive at 3-3, and a fight with Paul could be the last big opportunity for a payday in his career.
He made his name as a world champion at 160lbs, but weighed in at a massive 184lbs for his bout with Silva, which means he would be in the same region as Paul, who tipped the scales at 191.5lbs for his bout with Woodley.
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