Jake Paul insists he wants to ‘go after’ Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and become world champion in three years as he squares off with Tyron Woodley ahead of next month’s fight… and YouTube star can’t resist ANOTHER dig at Conor McGregor
- Mexican Canelo Alvarez is the WBA, WBO and WBC super-middleweight king
- Jake Paul has been victorious in all three of his professional boxing bouts
- The 24-year-old will take on former UFC champion Tyron Woodley next month
- Paul mocked Conor McGregor by buying a necklace of the stricken Irishman
Jake Paul has boldly claimed he wants to take on Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and become the world champion in boxing within the next three years.
Mexican Canelo is the undisputed WBA, WBO and WBC super-middleweight king and has won multiple world championships in four weight classes during his career.
YouTube star Paul meanwhile has emerged victorious in all three of his professional bouts by knockout, most recently against Ben Askren in April.
Jake Paul (L) has boldly claimed he wants to take on Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (R) and become the world champion
Paul is undefeated in three fights and takes on Tyron Woodley (right) next month in Ohio
The 24-year-old will now face former UFC champion Tyron Woodley on August 29 in his home city of Cleveland, Ohio, but is already setting his sights beyond fighting the 39-year-old.
‘I am the most impactful 3-0 boxer in history,’ Paul said. ‘No fighter has ever accomplished what I’ve accomplished after three fights. People say I don’t deserve it but I’m earning more than any fighter, three fights in.
‘I haven’t been hit in the face in three fights. That’s a fact. That’s unheard of for a professional boxer.
‘I want to add experience. I want to go after Canelo in three years. I want to be a world champion.’
Jake Paul bought a $100,000 diamond necklace of McGregor’s knockout defeat to Poirier
Paul meanwhile continued his war of words with Conor McGregor and claimed he would ‘knock the fake teeth’ out of the Irishman’s mouth.
The 24-year-old shared a video at the weekend on social media showing off ‘sleeping McGregor’, a necklace he had purchased for £72,000 ($100,000) consisting of a stricken image of the Irishman in his defeat to Dustin Poirier back in January.
‘The Notorious’ was unable to avenge that loss seven months ago after suffering a broken tibia at the end of the first round of his UFC 264 trilogy bout against Poirier at the weekend.
And asked about a fight with McGregor, Paul said: ‘It could happen.
McGregor was unable to avenge that defeat and Paul says he will knock his teeth out when they meet
‘Eighteen months ago I said I wanted to fight Conor and people laughed. Now I’m laughing at Conor.
‘He needs Jake Paul more than I need him. I would knock the fake teeth out of his mouth. McGregor would not stand a chance.’
Paul’s official boxing mascot was also stood behind him at his press conference as he made a bizarre bet with Woodley where the loser has get a tattoo of the winner’s name.
‘The Problem Bot’ is a 10 feet tall robot which resembles Paul’s moniker, ‘The Problem Child’.
Woodley meanwhile has in the build-up been training alongside Floyd Mayweather, who last month went eight rounds in a special exhibition match with Paul’s brother Logan.
Paul’s official boxing mascot – ‘The Problem Bot’ – was also in attendance at the press conference
‘He showed me stuff, not specifically to beat Jake, but to be a world class boxer,’ Woodley said of Mayweather.
‘In MMA sometimes we waste energy. But everything I do will hurt Jake. My feints will hurt him.’
Jake Paul however hit back: ‘How is Mayweather going to teach you to beat me when he couldn’t even finish my brother?
‘You will see a boxing clinic. This man will not go more than three rounds.
‘I will take Tyron into deep waters and drown him. The MMA community wants to see Jake Paul fall, they are counting on Tyron, but he just won’t get the job done.’
Woodley has been training with Floyd Mayweather (right) in the build-up to facing Paul
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