Jake Paul Adds Gervonta Davis to His Ridiculous Hit List

Published 08/14/2021, 10:37 PM EDT
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for Triller)


Jake Paul, in no time, has turned into a sensation of the sport of boxing. Over the past few months, he has been in the limelight and has capitalized on his fame. Moreover, as his position in the sport is improving with each bout, he’s lining himself up for a fight against true bigwigs of the game.

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On August 29, he will lock horns with the ex-UFC welterweight champ, Tyron Woodley. However, he is focused on the long run.

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Recently, ‘The Problem Child’ shared a picture on his Instagram handle, revealing a ‘hit list’ of his opponents he wants to face.

In this list, he named his past opponents and Tyron Woodley. Moreover, he added the P4P king, Canelo Alvarez, to his list, alongside some more astounding names from UFC and pro-boxing. However, one name on the list that staggered the vast combat sports audiences was Gervonta Davis.

There is a gigantic difference between Paul and ‘Tank’s weight classes. While the former is a cruiserweight, Davis’s heaviest fight has been at super-lightweight.

‘The Problem Child’, over the course of time, has entered countless verbal tussles with some hotshots of the game. Accordingly, as he’s added all of those names on his list, he is supremely keen on booking a fight with all of them.

Given Paul’s progress, the fans would be interested in seeing the Ohio native compete against any of the aforementioned opponents, or even Gervonta Davis, to be precise.

Jake Paul vs Gervonta Davis – Will it really happen?

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‘The Problem Child’ is a 3-fight veteran and is only keen on fighting in professional bouts. However, looking at the vast difference between Davis and his weight class, this fight seems unlikely.

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 08: Gervonta Davis weighs in for his WBA Super Featherweight Championship fight against Hugo Ruiz (not pictured) at the The Westin Los Angeles Airport hotel on February 8, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

Despite that, this bout can still take place if they decide to go all out against each other in an exhibition bout. It’ll be interesting to see how things play out between the duo in the next few months.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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