American YouTuber and professional boxer, Jake Paul, believes that he is on track to one day fight super middleweight champion Canelo Álvarez. Paul expressed these sentiments during an interview with Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour. He stated that the path he is currently on will eventually lead him to a showdown with Álvarez. Paul believes that even just going 10 or 12 rounds with the champion, and defeating legitimate pro boxers along the way, would make a fight against Canelo extremely intriguing.
Paul has previously made his desire to fight Álvarez clear, posting an Instagram image on October 2nd featuring a mock boxing poster with the two fighters. In the caption, he declared that one day he will fight Canelo and prove to the world why he is the greatest sports story ever. Paul seems confident in his ability to manifest this opportunity.
In response to Paul's aspirations, Álvarez expressed interest in the fight during an interview with DAZN's Mark Lelinwalla in August. He stated that a fight with Paul could be a possibility, but not at the present moment. Álvarez explained that he is currently focused on other goals in his career and suggested that a matchup with Paul could potentially happen after his retirement. However, he did not believe the fight would last very long.
Jake Paul holds a professional record of 7-1 with four knockouts. He has defeated MMA fighters such as Nate Diaz, Anderson Silva, Tyron Woodley (twice), and Ben Askren in boxing matches. His only loss came against professional boxer Tommy Fury via split decision.
Canelo Álvarez, on the other hand, has achieved great success in the sport. He has won championships in four different weight classes and holds unified titles in three of them. With a lifetime record of 60-2-2 and 39 knockouts, Álvarez is considered one of the best boxers in the world.
The possibility of a future showdown between Jake Paul and Canelo Álvarez has garnered attention from fans and the boxing community alike. While Álvarez has shown interest in the fight, it remains to be seen when or if this matchup will come to fruition. As both fighters continue to pursue their respective goals, time will tell if their paths will eventually cross in the ring.