Jake Paul believes he is “beyond ready” to fight Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in the boxing ring, and wants to square off with the Mexican legend within the next two years.
Unfortunately for him, not everybody agrees with his stance. The multi-weight champion, who is arguably boxing’s pound-for-pound king, remains at the top of Jake’s list of people to fight.
It was a topic brought up on his BS with Jake Paul episode by guest Stephen A Smith, who called him “crazy” for considering the fight.
Stephen A. Smith: “I will say this, here’s what I will get on you about… I hope you don’t think you’re ready for some guy like Canelo Alvarez. You ain’t that crazy, are you?”
Jake Paul: “I am beyond ready. In all seriousness, I’ll beat Canelo Alvarez.”
Julia: “God, Stephen A, you’re not happy with anything. First, you’re ‘get in there with a real opponent’ then you’re like ‘oh, you’re not ready for Canelo, you’re not that crazy. Make up your mind.’
Stephen A. Smith: “Excuse me, excuse me what is your name again? Julia? Julia, I appreciate your passion. Thank you very much, but I have to say this to you: There is a middle ground.”
“I mean, you can’t sit up there and say I’m not happy with anything ’cause I’m like ‘get in there with a real boxer’ but in the same breath I’m like ‘you ain’t ready for a WORLD CHAMPION.’ I mean, that’s not an insult. I’m not insulting you, I’m not saying you’ll never be ready for him. But you don’t go from fighting UFC fighters to Canelo Alvarez.”
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“People are saying like oh you’re going to fight him tomorrow, no, I’m talking about 18 months bro,” Jake added.