“If He Does That” – Canelo Alvarez’s Former Opponent Reveals What Will Make Jake Paul A Legitimate Boxer

Published 05/02/2022, 3:00 PM EDT

Jake Paul, aka The Problem Child, is raising a stir by revealing details about his next battle. Now, another fighter, who is also a former opponent of Canelo Alvarez, has a message for Jake Paul.

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The rumored person is none other than British boxer Callum Smith. In a recent interview, the 32-year-old pugilist hailing from Liverpool was asked about Jake Paul’s boxing career. To which Smith stated, “As it looks, I think when he first started, it was a bit of a gimmick and a lot of fighters were dismissing him. He’s getting better, he’s stepping up his level of opposition. I think his next fight, Tommy Fury, is a genuine boxer.” 

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Furthermore, Smith added, “It’s just that I would like to see him fight boxers now rather than the YouTubers or UFC fighters. And if he does that and continues to win, then fair play to him. He’s got just as much chance as anyone else.”

Jake Paul’s first boxing bout

Jake Paul’s boxing career began when Youtuber KSI challenged Jake Paul and his brother, Logan Paul, for a boxing bout. At that time, The Problem Child fought Deji Olatunji, won the fight, and, thus, began his boxing career. The social media sensation is a Youtuber, an actor and now, his eyes are focussed on becoming a true boxer. 

Although Paul started his boxing career because KSI challenged the Paul brothers, now Jake Paul is taking over the boxing world one fight at a time. Till now, he has entered the ring five times, and each time he has put forth some amazing performances. The audience is getting hold of Jake Paul as a boxer. 

Jake Paul has been athletic since his school days. Both the Paul brothers were wrestlers when they were in high school and not boxers. 

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Jake Paul’s next opponent

Until now, there are no official reports on who is going to be Jake Paul’s next opponent. But, The Problem Child has given a hint on who might be in the opposition corner in his upcoming bout. 

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Jake Paul has given a clue about fighting Sonny Williams. Even Smith mentioned Tommy Fury being Paul’s next opponent. But we’ll have to wait till the official announcement is made. In the meantime, let us know what you think of Callum Smith’s remark about Jake Paul in the comments section below.

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Shashank Wankhede

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Shashank Wankhede is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. When it comes to boxing, the blockbuster film 'Rocky' sparked his interest in the sport. He holds Muhammad Ali in great regard and is a sincere admirer of his narrative, struggle, and accomplishments.

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