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Jake Paul says Tommy Fury ‘doesn’t deserve’ fight, eyeing Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. instead: ‘I know I could beat him’ – MMA Root

Jake Paul says Tommy Fury ‘doesn’t deserve’ fight, eyeing Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. instead: ‘I know I could beat him’

Jake Paul appears to be leaving Tommy Fury.

Appearing recently on the podcast Boxing With Chris Mannix, Paul rejected the idea of ​​postponing his previously planned fight with Fury and suggested that the 22-year-old Englishman did not deserve the right to the big salary that the fight could provide.

Paul also targeted the more experienced members of the Fury family.

“Of course. He wants a paycheck. But I’ve said that before, I don’t want to fight him. He doesn’t deserve it,” Paul said. “And I’d rather fight Tyson. [Fury]… I would like Tyson to come down in heavyweight and it would be a bigger fight. So I’d rather fight Tyson or his dad. His father, John, promoted the fight better than Tommy. So I would fight his brother or his father before fighting Tommy. “

Paul (5-0, 4 KOs) had no shortage of options after knocking out former UFC welterweight champion Tyrone Woodley in the sixth round.

Fury, whose withdrawal from the bout on December 18 at eleven o’clock due to a broken rib and chest infection paved the way for Paul vs. Woodley II, renewed his calls for a postponed fight with a YouTuber-turned-boxer in a fiery performance one last time. week on MMA hour… Fury called Paul’s performance in a rematch with Woodley “terrible” and the “worst six rounds” of boxing he had ever seen, and insisted it was the largest ongoing fight Paul had ever had. Fury added that he expects to be medically ready for competition by March.

But it seems that his faith in this match is unrequited.

Instead, Paul has expressed his willingness to take on a challenge from former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (53-6-1, 34 KOs), who recently said he would go so far as to retire if defeated by Paul. …

“It’s interesting. I really like this fight because it silences the critics,” Paul said of Chavez Jr. , about 50 wins or so, and I don’t even know losses, but this is a good record. So this challenge worries me and I’m depressed. And what people don’t understand is that even after I knocked out Woodley, they all said, “Fight a real boxer.”

“I’m like, ‘Guys, I tried, but he was out of the fight two weeks before.” So I want to fight a real boxer, and I’m going to do it. Just be patient. “

Chavez Jr.’s name is probably familiar to many MMA fans. The son of boxing legend Julio Cesar Chavez, the 35-year-old was defeated by decision to former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva last June in Silva’s first professional boxing match in nearly 16 years. Silva was 46 years old at the time of the fight.