Can Jake Paul Beat Conor McGregor in a Boxing Match?

Published 06/25/2021, 1:20 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)


Lately, boxing is in vogue for MMA combatants as a lot of UFC fighters are competing in the boxing ring. Ben Askren, Frank Mir, Anderson Silva is some who have already tested themselves inside the ring.

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Jake Paul has also played a huge part in setting the trend as he has been calling out a lot of UFC fighters lately. Paul has already defeated Askren and is heading for his next test against former UFC champion Tyron Woodley.

Conor McGregor became the actual trailblazer who entered the boxing ring when he fought Floyd Mayweather in 2017. This was the first time when a famous MMA fighter fought a boxing bout.

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Since then, a lot of fighters have followed the same path. McGregor is a priced fighter and loves making money. So a fight against ‘The Problem Child’ could become an actual possibility in the near future.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul and Ben Askren face off 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)

Jake Paul has been making a lot of money because of his celebrity-like profile, which helps in attracting a lot of audiences. A win over his next opponent could boost his profile as Woodley is considered a knockout artist.

If Paul wins, he will try to push for the biggest possible fight he could get, which could come in the form of Conor McGregor. So if these two fighters square off in a boxing bout. Will Jake Paul defeat Conor McGregor?

Jake Paul is a knockout artist

‘The Problem Child’ has a professional boxing record of 3 wins and no losses. He has finished all his opponents and is a knockout artist in his own league.

Paul fought his first fight back in January 2020, which means he has over a year’s experience as a professional boxer. Whereas ‘The Notorious’ has a single fight boxing experience against an elite like Floyd Mayweather.

McGregor has competed as an MMA fighter since 2008. This includes sparing sessions in a boxing ring while training for all his MMA bouts. The Irishman clearly has a better fighting resume and seems like the favorite pick out of the two.

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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)

McGregor has proved himself against top talents and has shown his toughness time and time again. As of now, ‘The Problem Child’ will have to deal with a lot of problems in front of the Irishman therefore a former YouTube star beating a former UFC champion seems highly unlikely.

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Although Jake Paul is less experienced, if he somehow he manages to win against Woodley, this will indicate his growth as a boxer and can change many opinions.

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Saurabh Singh Laledia is an MMA enthusiast who works as a UFC writer for EssentiallySports. His passion for the UFC infused with his knowledge of various fight styles such as Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu motivated him to pursue a career in combat sports journalism, as it would be where he could exhibit his expert views and unbiased opinions whilst keeping the fan’s perspective alive. He started watching the sport at UFC 53 in 2005 when ‘The Ace’ Rich Franklin beat Evan Turner to claim the belt and has traced the journey of the middleweight title right from 'The Spider' to 'The Last Stylebender'.

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