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Jake Paul: ‘I think I could be fighting against Canelo Alvarez’ for a world title

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Jake Paul is set to box former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, but he already has his eyes set on boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez.

Triller Fight Club: Jake Paul v Ben Askren Canelo Alvarez Boxing Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for Triller

Jake Paul has his sights set as far as the eye can see, and that means an eventual fight with unified Super Middleweight boxing champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

Paul (3-0, boxing) is scheduled to meet former UFC Welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley (19-7-1, MMA), in a Showtime pay-per-view (PPV) boxing match on Sat., Aug. 28, 2021. In a new interview, the YouTuber-turned-boxer touched on what motivates him to box and how an eventual fight against Alvarez is definitely possible.

“I just want to continue to be the most disruptive boxer in the history of the sport,” he explained,” Paul told TMZ (h/t DAZN). “That means taking this on a fight-by-fight basis and continuing to get even bigger and take on more and more serious opponents. If you told me where I was gonna be at three years ago, I wouldn’t believe you.

“So I don’t even wanna think about, or ‘cap’ myself, with the possibilities. I’m open-minded and I think anything is possible,” he continued. “I think I could be fighting against Canelo Alvarez for the WBC or the WBO championship belt. Why not, baby?”

Paul said what separates him from other people is his willingness to bet on himself.

“A lot of people are afraid to try, they’re afraid to get up out of their seats, they’re afraid to do something different. But that’s them, that’s not me. I know I can accomplish anything I set my mind to, and that’s why there’s a difference between successful and non-successful people in this world,” he asserted. “So really, the sky is the limit. It’s just about how seriously I take it, and I do take it seriously. More seriously than 99 percent of these ‘professional’ boxers that are out there.”