“I’m Going to Take My Time and Hunt Down Jarvis”: Salt Papi Shows Interest in Fighting Jarvis Following His Debut Win

Published 11/18/2023, 1:28 PM EST

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Salt Papi is considering going down the weights for his next stint in the ring. The influencer-turned-boxer made the revelation moments after last night’s spectacular boxing matchup in London’s York Hall. Jarvis emerged as Misfits welterweight champion after he defeated BDave in a unanimous decision. Present at the event was Salt Papi. Impressed by Jarvis’ fight, the boxer has iterated his interest in facing him.

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About a month ago, Salt Papi entered the ring against Sulieman Albaher for the Misfits middleweight championship. The Manchester Arena bout was not in his favor, and he lost to Albaher through a technical knockout. Before this, he went against Anthony Taylor in May this year where he registered a loss via decision. Despite his back-to-back losses, the boxing realm has been keen on his prowess, given the acumen he presents every time he fights. Now, in recent developments, he has shown interest in taking a new course in his boxing career.

Salt Papi wants to takeover Jarvis

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Right after the Jarvis-BDave fight, Salt Papi was asked for his take on the enthralling matchup. While singing praises for Jarvis, the new welterweight champion for MisFits, the fighter hinted at wanting to fight him. He said, “155, Jarvis the Champion right now. Probably go down in weight. Well, I’m going to take my time and hunt down Jarvis.”

However, when the YouTube boxing commentator, Fred Beck, asked the Filipino-English fighter if the Jarvis fight was his concrete future plan, he denied it. He said, “Not really, no. I have to drop the weight first. And see how I feel about it, yeah.” Salt Papi’s last few fights under the influencer-boxing promoters, Misfits have been in the middleweight class.

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Currently, he weighs about 167 pounds. Meanwhile, a drop in the weight could probably be his strategy to overturn the streaks of loss he’s on. While confirmation of his future plans in the ring remains limited, he was recently seen sparring with his old opponent, Anthony Taylor.

A Heated Sparring Session Between Old Opponents

Their May fight might have favored Taylor significantly. But their recent practice session in the ring was nothing less but leveled. Boxing Punch recently shared a video of the fighters sparring with each other. The two were seen taking lethal jabs at each other. The visuals reminded fans of their previous clash in the ring.

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The visuals further triggered calls for a rematch between the two. Such a call has been ignited multiple times since their May fight. In his first loss in the ‘crossover boxing’ realm, Salt Papi received devastating blows that were precise and sharp. The scores for the night were 29-28, 30-27, and 30-27. Despite his loss, Salt Papi, however, held on to the respect he had amassed in the sport. On the other hand, Taylor rose to become the public favorite, given his exceptional performance.

This year has not been the best for Salt Papi. With two fights, both ending in losses for him, the fighter stands on the brink of a reconsideration. He further undertakes some serious strategic steps to revamp the path that he had set himself upon. His drop to the welterweight class might bring him that luck.

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Who do you think would win between Salt Papi and Jarvis? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Mohammed Shafiulla

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