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Is Jake Paul biting off more than he can chew with Mike Perry in bare-knuckle boxing?

Jake Paul might be the favorite going into the Mike Perry fight on July 20th at Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida. But can the YouTube star turned boxer keep up with ‘Platinum’ Perry in a bare knuckle boxing match? That’s the exact question, the former UFC fighter and BKFC champion answered in an interview today!

Perry went 14-8-0 in his run in the UFC, failing to solidify himself as one of the frontrunners in the division. However, that changed when he started competing in the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, where he is still undefeated, having just become the middleweight champion. So, when a reporter from MVP probed him about Paul’s fate in a gloveless fight, he didn’t have to think a lot.

Mike Perry feels Jake Paul doesn’t want to invade his domain

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Jake’s MVP took to X today to share an interview with Perry, where the reporter asked the champion whether Paul could last against him in a bare knuckle fight. A confident and proud Perry quickly answered, “No, I don’t think he could win… Jake don’t want to come do my ring”. 

Perry added that Jake Paul is testing him first with the boxing gloves first to be safe. “I will put the pillows on for you bud. You could go bare knuckle, I’ll put the pillows on. He’s gonna break his hand, first hit”, Perry continued. He went as far as to say that he would dig his teeth into Paul’s hand if they fought without gloves.

It’s unlikely that Paul would fight bare knuckle ever, but he owns his own promotional company and, with enough money on the table, anything can happen. What’s even more interesting is, Perry has even spoken about his strategy to take home the dub later this month.

Perry says he will do better than Tommy Fury

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Not too long ago, ‘Platinum’ appeared in an interview with Morning Kombat, where he said, “I’m going to hit him and he’s not going to like it. Im going to chase him around the ring, I’m going to make him tired and keep that pressure on him”. Reflecting on Paul’s fight against Tommy Fury, Perry revealed his strategy.

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Perry felt Tommy’s defense wasn’t the best. He took the shots well, but Perry thinks he can take them even better. He continued, “Depending on my speed and footwork on the night, I’m looking to come forward, cut angles, get to the side, and punch him straight down the pipe. It’s about what I do, not what he does.”

With that said, even though Jake Paul is a massive favorite going in, Mike Perry seems primed and ready for the battle ahead of him. But will the stars align, or will he be added to the list of felled opponents in Paul’s record?