Jake Paul Gets Unprioritized in Potential PFL Clash as Muhammad Ali’s Grandson Gives ‘The Problem Child’ a Reality Check- “Doesn’t Make Sense”

Published 12/30/2023, 12:48 PM EST

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Biaggio Ali-Walsh is by far the hottest amateur MMA prospect in the world right now. The 25-year-old is riding on a 6 fight-winning streak and is currently signed with the PFL. However, his success in the sport along with his family name has put him on the radar of a popular up-and-coming boxer.

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‘The Problem Child’ Jake Paul has teased a move to MMA after finding decent success in boxing. The younger Paul brother has shown interest in fighting Biaggio Ali Walsh in his debut in MMA. Here is what the grandson of the boxing legend had to say about the callout, in an exclusive ES Fancast.

Muhammad Ali’s grandson responds to Jake Paul’s callout

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In episode 9 of the ES Fancast, Biaggio Ali Walsh talked about his callout by Jake Paul. He stated, “It doesn’t make sense to me. And the reason being is he fights at 185. So he cuts down to 185. I fight at 155. So, weight wise it doesn’t make any sense. He, if he were to fight in MMA, he should fight at middleweight which would be 185.”

The 24-year-old then continues to point out the size difference between the two. He goes on to say, “when I fight, I fight at 155 because I walk around 76. So there’s a huge size difference there. So that fight doesn’t even make sense unless he wants to come down to 55 and fight. Then sure, but other than that… that wouldn’t happen, you know?”

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“You can’t cut that much weight and perform as well. Same with me if I were to go up in weight, I would be slower. So that fight just doesn’t make sense.” Sates Biaggio Ali Walsh, pointing out how a fight between the two would be impossible without one or the other being at a disadvantage.

Muhammad Ali’s grandson is making a very strong argument here. There are weight classes for a reason and Jake Paul calling out a fighter who fights two weight classes below him is definitely a questionable callout. Ali Walsh has continued to prove that he inherited his grandfather’s fighting spirit. This begs the question how would he perform once he turns pro.

Biaggio Ali Walsh’s take on turning pro in MMA

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Ali Walsh in an interview with MMA Junkie revealed his plans of turning professional in MMA. The 25-year-old explained that he was patient with going pro, as he claims to understand that he’s still new to the sport of MMA. And would leave the decision to turn pro to his coaches.

It has only been two years since he joined the sport of MMA, but has performed exceptionally well in the sport. Biaggio Ali Walsh is a disciplined fighter and it wouldn’t be surprising to see him succeed in the sport of MMA.

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Given that he might turn pro soon, who would you like to see him fight once he takes the big leap? Let us know your picks in the comments section below.

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Imtikokba Jamir

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As someone who's spent her childhood experiencing combat sports firsthand, I have always been in awe of the action in the cage. Post a Degree with Honors in Literature, I quickly realised my penmanship needed some gloves. So here I am , Imtikokba Jamir, a pro writer for UFC at EssentiallySports.
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