Can Conor McGregor Beat Jake Paul in a Boxing Match

Published 06/22/2021, 2:45 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 11: UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor hits an uppercut bag during a media workout at the UFC Performance Institute on August 11, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor will fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a boxing match at T-Mobile Arena on August 26 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Conor McGregor is set to fight Dustin Poirier in July upon his return to the Octagon in July when the duo will complete their trilogy. However, Poirier was not the only man tipped to be a potential opponent for the Irish fighter. In fact, YouTuber turned pro-boxer Jake Paul was among the possibilities of being McGregor’s next fight.

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However, a fight against Paul would have been inside the boxing ring. McGregor has previously boxed once against the consensus G.O.A.T of boxing, Floyd Mayweather. ‘Money’ was the most recent opponent of Jake’s brother Logan Paul.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – April 17: Jake Paul fights Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for Triller)

‘The Problem Child’ is currently 3-0 in his professional boxing career. He earned a first-round knockout against former UFC star Ben Askren in his last fight. He is set to fight former UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley, in his next fight.

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Paul has campaigned for a fight against McGregor for a long time now. The Irish fighter is one of the biggest draws in combat sports history. So, it’s understandable why Paul wants a fight against him. Here we take a look at how a potential fight between the duo will go.

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Conor McGregor vs Jake Paul: How will a fight play out?

Paul has been training with some really good coaches and partners for a while now. McGregor, on the other hand, doesn’t only train boxing. But he is a big admirer of sweet science. And ‘The Notorious’ started as a boxing-based fighter. He is a long-term member of the Crumlin Boxing Club where he has been sharpening his skills.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 14: Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor come face to face during the Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor World Press Tour at SSE Arena on July 14, 2017, in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

He has been tipped to take on other big names of boxing apart from Mayweather as well. He trains the sport on a regular basis. So, it won’t be unknown territory for him if he decides to indeed fight Paul in a boxing match.

Paul might have a significant size advantage over the former two-division UFC champion. But McGregor’s craftiness and accuracy should be too much for the YouTuber. We expect ‘The Notorious’ to shut the lights out on Paul with a knockout if the duo ever clashes inside the ring.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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