‘Conor Mcgregor Takes Him Bad’ – Billy Joe Saunders Warns Jake Paul

Published 12/27/2020, 8:17 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 05: Conor McGregor poses during a ceremonial weigh-in for UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena on October 05, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor will challenge UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for his title at UFC 229 on October 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Jake Paul might appear confident about vanquishing Conor McGregor in a boxing clash, but it’s easier said than done.

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The Youtuber turned boxer recently called out several UFC fighters to face him in a boxing bout, garnering huge attention from the whole combat community.

As most of the fighters bash him for this outrageous stunt, WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders also joined the tide.

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‘Superb’ Saunders billed the sport of boxing as ‘dangerous’ while criticizing Jake Paul‘s recent call-outs. Moreover, Saunders also believes that Conor McGregor would outclass Jake Paul completely inside the ring.

He connected with IFL TV to give his two cents on the possible fight and stated why Jake Paul should go for it.

MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul celebrates with his brother, Logan, after defeating AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Being a professional boxer and world champion himself, Saunders understands the dangers of boxing.

Speaking on it, he said, “You don’t really want them throwing punches at each other because I see him knock someone out before cold, that fella never had a fight in his life. You can clearly see like boxing is not a playground.”

He went on to predict the fight’s outcome and added, “I think Conor McGregor will spark him and hurt him bad in about what UFC or boxing. I still think Conor McGregor takes him bad, to be honest, but listen it is what it is.”

Conor McGregor vs Jake Paul- Will it happen?

Well, ‘The Problem Child’ looks adamant for the fight with him talking trash about Conor McGregor’s family and training partners. However, ‘Notorious’ is unbothered about it and hasn’t responded to the internet star.

The two-division UFC champion will return to the MMA cage in January to face Dustin Poirier at the lightweight division. The rematch will happen at Fight Island in Abu Dhabi and fans are already hyped for it.

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Considering that McGregor has serious challenges ahead, fighting a YouTube star might not attract his attention. That said, Jake Paul needs to look for other internet stars or retired NBA players to continue his boxing streak.

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Do you think Conor McGregor will ever accept a fight against Jake Paul?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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