Jake Paul Predicts Conor McGregor's Boxing Dodge A Lost Opportunity?
In a recent interview, Jake Paul voiced his doubts about the likelihood of ever facing Conor McGregor in a boxing ring. The YouTube sensation, sporting a 7-1 professional boxing record, has persistently pursued a match against McGregor, but the Irish MMA star has thus far remained unresponsive to Paul’s overtures.
McGregor, following his leg injury in a bout against Dustin Poirier in 2021, has been absent from the fighting scene. His scheduled return to the UFC against Michael Chandler next year implies any potential bout with Paul would have to wait until McGregor completes his MMA contract. However, Paul seems convinced that the window of opportunity for a face-off has closed.
Ahead of his upcoming fight against Andre August in Florida this Friday, Paul expressed his thoughts about a possible McGregor clash to DAZN. Despite acknowledging the enormous appeal of a showdown between them, Paul cast doubt on McGregor’s willingness to step into the ring, stating, “A fight between me and McGregor would be massive, entertaining, and fun. I would beat his ass, but he won’t fight me.”
Paul reflected on the evolution of their situation, noting how calling out McGregor once seemed implausible but now finds himself a more prominent figure in the sport. He believes McGregor recognizes his superior skill level in a relatively short time frame, marveling at the unpredictability of life’s twists and turns.
As Paul gears up for his fight against August, seeking his second victory this year, he looks to redeem himself after a loss to Tommy Fury earlier in the year. Despite August’s limited recent fights and opposition, Paul remains focused on this upcoming bout, aiming to bolster his winning record after a triumph against UFC icon Nate Diaz.