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Sports : ‘I’m open-minded’ – Jake Paul believes Canelo Alvarez fight is realistic for him within the next five years and claims he takes the sport more seriously than ‘99.9 per cent’ of pro boxers

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Jake Paul has declared that he believes he could fight boxing’s pound-for-pound king Canelo Alvarez within the next five years.

The YouTuber-turned-boxer is now 3-0 (3 KOs) as a pro after beating fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib, former NBA player Nate Robinson and retired MMA fighter Ben Askren.

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Jake is refusing to limit his boxing ambitions

In his next fight, Jake is set to face another ex-UFC man in Tyron Woodley.

Long-term though, he has far bigger targets.

When asked where he sees himself in five years, Jake told TMZ: “I just want to continue to be the most disruptive boxer in the history of the sport.

“I think it’s taking it on a fight-by-fight basis. Continuing to build these fights and make them even bigger, even bigger.

“Take on more serious opponents and look, if you’d [told] me I was gonna be where I’m at three years ago, I wouldn’t have believed you.

Canelo has previously expressed his distaste for the Paul brothers

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Canelo has previously expressed his distaste for the Paul brothers

“I don’t wanna cap myself with the possibilities.

“I’m open minded and I think anything is possible.

“I think I could be fighting against Canelo Alvarez for the WBC or WBO championship belt.

“So really the sky is the limit and it’s just about how serious I’m gonna take it.

“And I do take it seriously, more seriously than 99.9% of these ‘professional boxers’ that are out there.”

Jake’s brother Logan fought Floyd Mayweather

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Jake’s brother Logan fought Floyd Mayweather

Continuing on the subject of potentially facing Canelo, Jake said: “Why not baby?

“A lot of people are afraid, right? They’re afraid to try, they’re afraid to do something different.

“But that’s them, that’s not me. I know I can accomplish anything I set my mind to.

“And that’s why there’s a difference between successful and non-successful people in this world.”





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