Most boxers three fights into a professional boxing career would be happy to quietly go about their business, but as we know, Jake Paul is not most people. So, having already said that he sees himself fighting—and beating—the pound-for-pound number one fighter in the world, Canelo Álvarez within three years, Paul has now claimed that after three fights he’s already better than Alvarez’ last two opponents.
Speaking at the press conference for his upcoming fight with former UFC champ Tyron Woodley, Paul said that he already sees himself as “bigger, faster and more athletic” than both Billy Joe Saunders and Avni Yildirim, Alvarez’s last two opponents.
Paul, 24, said: “If Billy Joe Saunders, who fights like a wild chicken, can go in there and get a payday and fight Canelo and last that many rounds, or Yildirim, the ‘Turkish Warrior’ can go in there and last three rounds, nine minutes, Yildirim didn’t throw a f***ing punch.
“I’m a much better fighter than both of those boxers. I’m bigger, faster and more athletic.
“So if those guys can go in there and hang with Canelo, can Jake Paul in three years go 12 rounds with him and beat him? We’ll see.”
After dismissing Saunders and Yildirim, Paul went on to double down on his world champion prediction by saying that he wants to fight the current WBA, WBC, WBO and The Ring super-middleweight champion, Álvarez, within three years.
“I am the most impactful 3-0 boxer in history. No fighter has ever accomplished what I’ve accomplished after three fights,” said Paul. “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.”
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