Jake Paul has taunted Tyson Fury by saying he "might have finally earned the chance" to fight him after his epic win over Deontay Wilder.
An enthralling trilogy between Fury and Wilder ended with the Gypsy King prevailing on a dramatic night in Las Vegas, eventually stopping his bitter rival in the 11th round after knocking him to the canvas a third time.
However, that was only after Wilder twice floored him in a sensational fourth round, with the British fighter ultimately saved by the bell as the Bronze Bomber moved in for the kill.
Afterwards, YouTuber Paul couldn't resist self-promotion as he tweeted about the fight, saying: "I think Tyson Fury might have finally earned the chance to fight me."
He at least refrained from mocking Wilder, 35, with many boxing fans choosing to poke fun at the American after he refused to embrace Fury post-fight.
@davidlongleymfc tweeted "Bad loser big dosser," while @_Natt_Turner_ joked: "It's past noon Sunday morning, someone please check on Deontay Wilder…the bloke is still fast asleep."
Indeed, it's looking increasingly likely that Paul, 24, will soon be fighting Fury – just not the one currently holding the WBC heavyweight title.
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Throughout 2022, the Problem Child has been embroiled in a war of words with Tyson's younger brother, Tommy, who was ringside at the T-Mobile Arena for his sibling's stunning win.
And the 22-year-old revealed to BT Box Office that the prospect of a bout with Paul was intensifying: "Things are looking good, I can't say too much as I leave that up to my lawyers.
"But things are looking good, stay tuned."
Paul is 4-0 in his career, most recently beating ex-UFC champion Tyron Woodley over eight rounds in what proved his toughest test to date. Indeed, many argued Woodley, 39, should have been given the verdict but it was Paul who took a split decision.
That followed knockouts over YouTube rival 'AnEsonGib, ex-NBA star Nate Robinson and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren.
Fury, 22, is also unbeaten at 7-0 and his last bout came on the Paul v Woodley undercard, when he overcame Anthony Taylor.
After the show, the pair had a heated altercation backstage which ramped up speculation they would soon be settling their feud inside a ring.
Paul however, is also reported to be considering a rematch with Woodley.
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