‘Have Some F***ing Patience’: Jake Paul on Fighting Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Published 01/09/2022, 12:17 AM EST
Dec 18, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Jake Paul is introduced prior to his bout against Tyron Woodley at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Jake Paul ‘The Problem Child’ is still looking for potential boxing fights. His last fight ended in a stunning knockout win over former UFC Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and took him to 5-0 as a professional. While it shows he has put in the work, fans and pundits alike have always criticized Paul for fighting everyone but boxers.

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As rumors around a potential fight against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. began growing, Jake Paul addressed them. On Boxing with Chris Mannix, he said, “I like that fight a lot because it silences the critics.”

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“He was a former world champion, and I know I could beat him. That challenge excites me and I’m down… So I want to fight a real boxer, like newsflash and I’m going to, just have some f***ing patience.”

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., the son of Mexican legend Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., has made a good name for himself in the boxing circuit.

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Although he is currently retired, he is a former WBC middleweight world champion and has great technical skills, just like his father. Even though he was not able to come anywhere near his father’s legacy, he will be a tough fight for any boxer, especially someone as inexperienced as ‘The Problem Child’.

However, boxing is not the only thing on Jake Paul’s mind.

Jake Paul begins training for potential MMA debut amidst row with Dana White

Jake Paul has stuck to his word and commenced training MMA in order to silence Dana White. ‘The Problem Child’ and the UFC president have a long-standing feud and they have clearly expressed their resentment for each other on multiple occasions. Paul is looking to fight many other UFC fighters, but Dana White will not allow it.

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The Ohio native even said he would retire from boxing and fight Jorge Masvidal if White agreed to three stipulations.

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Will Jake Paul make the move to MMA, or will he stick to boxing? What fighter would you like to see go up against Paul inside the Octagon? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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