Jake Paul scored a vicious second-round KO of former NBA player Nate Robinson on Saturday, and now the YouTube star is ready to take on even more athletes in the ring.
The 6-1, 189-pound Paul didn’t wait long after his match to issue his next challenge: He called out UFC legend Conor McGregor. “Notorious,” an accomplished amateur boxer, is 0-1 all-time after getting stopped by Floyd Mayweather Jr. in June 2017.
“I’ve been training my a— off for the past year,” Paul said after the fight. “I’m taking this seriously. I have a long list of opponents I want to fight. Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis: I will knock both of them out. There’s my brother (Logan Paul), Austin McBroom.”
“I want to be in the sport for a long time. I’m in love with it. Why not?”
Hey, more power to Paul if he wants to find a way to get into the sport. Even if he can’t set something up with McGregor, however, there are already a few hockey players ready to take Paul on. Those include Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner and San Jose Sharks left winger Evander Kane — who, curiously, is named after boxing legend Evander Holyfield:
I mean what fighter with this big of a platform is calling out Mcgregor?
ITS GONNA HAPPEN. YOU WILL ALL SEE. @AudieAttar
I’ll call you this week
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) November 29, 2020
That said, we know the upper limit of height and weight Paul is willing to face in his next opponent:
The one NBA player Jake Paul don’t want to fight pic.twitter.com/AWACpmt5d2
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) November 29, 2020
So Paul’s next opponent must be shorter than 6-9 and weigh less than 250 pounds. Would he be more willing to face Kane (6-2, 210 pounds) and Lehner (6-4, 240 pounds), then?
Only one way to find out