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Jake Paul: Canelo, you’re getting old, I still want that fight

Paul called out Canelo after beating Silva on Saturday

Jake Paul has once again called out Canelo Alvarez Photo Credit: Nick Levya/SHOWTIME/Ed Mullholland/Matchroom
Jake Paul has once again called out Canelo Alvarez Photo Credit: Nick Levya/SHOWTIME/Ed Mullholland/Matchroom

Jake Paul has continued his pursuit of Canelo Alvarez and feels his calls are now being taken more seriously.

Paul called out four-weight world champion, Canelo in the ring after he dropped and overcame former UFC star, Anderson Silva on points to extend his unbeaten professional record to 6-0 (4 KOs) in Phoenix on Saturday.

Alvarez bounced back from defeat to Dmitry Bivol with a unanimous decision win over Gennady Golovkin in September to retain his undisputed super middleweight crown, however ‘The Problem Child’ feels the 32-year-old is ageing and insists he remains keen on an unlikely showdown.

“And you, too, Canelo,” Paul said during his post-fight press conference.

“You’re getting old.

Jake Paul dropped Anderson Silva along the way to claiming a unanimous decision victory to move 6-0 against the former MMA champion.
Jake Paul dropped Anderson Silva along the way to claiming a unanimous decision victory to move 6-0 against the former MMA champion.

“You looked weird against Triple G. I still want that fight as well.

“And I think now, like I said it 18 months ago, ‘I want Canelo!’

“And then everyone, I was sitting in a room just like this said, and everyone was like, ‘[laughing at me]. F***ing idiot, yeah.’

“And then now, 18 months later, here we are. And when I say that, maybe people are taking it a little bit more seriously now.

“And I still mean it. And I still want that fight.”

Canelo is currently sidelined with a wrist injury, but could return on his usual Cinco De Mayo date next May, potentially for a rematch with Bivol, should he defend his title against Gilberto Ramirez in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

Canelo defeated Golovkin in September to retain his undisputed 168lb crown Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom
Canelo defeated Golovkin in September to retain his undisputed 168lb crown Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom

Alvarez, a future hall of fame, did not completely rule out a clash with the YouTuber-turned-boxer when asked about Paul in May.

“In two years, we’ll see,” Canelo said.

“I hope he improves more and he does a really good job.

“In two years I hope he’s doing a really good job and improving [his] boxing.

“Everything is good for boxing.

 

“He brings more fans to boxing. Everything is good, everything is fine.”

Asked whether Paul was crazy for looking to fight him, he replied: “No, he’s not crazy.

“That is not crazy, it’s fine dreaming of something.

“You need to put goals in your mind. It’s okay.”

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