Jake Paul Reacts to Reports of Canelo Alvarez’s Next Potential Opponent

Published 01/17/2022, 10:00 AM EST

Jake Paul has eyed himself matching up against Canelo Alvarez somewhere down the line in his career. While he is still far from achieving what Alvarez has done in the sport, ‘The Problem Child’ believes he will continue his surge to a point where Alvarez and he will be in a parallel position. Apart from Canelo, Paul has called out several elite-level combatants, both from the boxing and the MMA community.

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While most of them have seemingly ignored him, Paul seems adamant about bagging the fights he had desired. However, Jake Paul shall set a prominent resume before heading towards that stage and he hasn’t faced a professional pugilist yet. Meanwhile, Canelo Alvarez has his specific plans for the future.

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After bagging the undisputed status at 168 lbs, the P4P king can move to a new weight class ahead. He will reportedly face an opponent whom the boxing purist may not prefer. As the reports have come out to the foray, Paul threw his opinion on the scene. Unlike his usual approach, Paul didn’t offer a verbal thrashing. Instead, he posted two emojis on Twitter.

Canelo Alvarez was in talks to meet WBC cruiserweight champion Ilunga Makabu next. On attaining a potential win, Alvarez would become a five-division world champion. Moreover, he can also aim to go undisputed at 175 lbs. Amid all these variant options, Jake Paul will clearly not intrigue Canelo Alvarez, who is already a legend and a PPV superstar.

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But it’s always an unpredictable scenario in boxing. After a few years from now, the right price can urge Alvarez to compete against ‘The Problem Child’ Paul.

Will Canelo Alvarez really face a below-average opponent next?

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During Alvarez’s potential news of the cruiserweight move, he was pitched to face ex-undisputed 190 lbs titlist Oleksandr Usyk, which Usyk agreed. However, the rumors soon fade away with time. Alvarez was also outlined to go against WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo. And WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade had also wanted to have a shot at the Mexican star.

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: Canelo Alvarez celebrates after his majority-decision win over Gennady Golovkin during their WBC/WBA middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on September 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Amid all of these, David Benavidez is lurking over the 168 lbs division to challenge Canelo for his current world titles.

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But none of these matchups are close to being materialized. In that case, it’s hard to know whether Alvarez will truly face someone of his caliber or opt against just another name in the ride.

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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. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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