Jake Paul opens talks with Conor McGregor over boxing fight
Jake Paul claims he and Conor McGregor are in talks to fight next year.
The YouTube star recorded his second professional victory on Saturday night when he knocked out former NBA star Nate Robinson in the second round.
That followed his win over fellow social media start AnEsonGib earlier this year.
But Paul, younger brother of Logan, has set his sights considerably higher for his next bout.
“My team is talking to his manager but that’s all I’ll say,” he told TMZ when asked about fighting McGregor.
“No other fighter with this big of a platform is calling out McGregor. My dogs have more followers than the guy he’s fighting in January.”
McGregor will take on Dustin Poirier next month as he returns to the UFC following a year on the sidelines.
The Irishman made his professional boxing debut in 2017 when he was stopped by Floyd Mayweather in the 10th round.
He has also held talks with Manny Pacquiao but that fight has yet to materialise.
And Paul added: “It’s going to be legendary. I’m going to win, too; that’s what I want people to understand.
“I’m going to dedicate my life to winning that fight because I’m not going in there just to say I did it; I’m going in there to f*** Conor McGregor up.”
Paul has also claimed he will earn as much as $10million from his win over Robinson on the undercard of Mike Tyson’s bore draw with Roy Jones Jr.
Paul was only guaranteed $600, the minimum payment allowed by the California State Athletic Commission, but will see his earnings boosted by the pay-per-view revenue.