Jake Paul has only made five professional boxing matches so far, but the social media celebrity has already made one of the biggest impacts on the sport in recent times. The undefeated 25-year-old has gone after MMA champions inside the squared circle and his future ambitions in the ring are also sky-high. However, Paul is also contemplating retirement already and before he hangs up the sparring gloves, “The Problem Child” says he will have at least five more boxing matches.
Taking a world championship belt from somebody and retiring at 10-0: Jake Paul visions his future in boxing
Jake Paul has enjoyed a brilliant 2021. Coming off from a brutal knockout of former NBA star Nate Robinson on the undercard of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr in November 2020, Paul took on multi-promotion MMA Champion Ben Askren in April last year and won the fight via 1st round knockout.
Paul then went on to build a grudge rivalry with former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and their first encounter took place on 29th August. The eight round fight saw Paul picking up a split decision victory. The rematch against Woodley, which was originally set to be a matchup between Paul and Tommy Fury, took place in December which saw Paul marking his fourth career knockout, winning the fight in the first round.
As of now, Paul has maintained an undefeated record and aims to make it 10-0, meaning at least five more victories as well as a world title before he decides to walk out of the squared circle for good.
“The sky is the limit for me right now and if I want to accomplish something it’s all about me being able to do that and me making the commitment and putting in the work required to do that,” Paul said in an interview with ESPN, “But I think right now, going to 10-0, being undefeated, fighting some big names, making history and maybe taking a world championship belt from somebody just to say I did it, and retiring at 10-0.”
However, a retirement from boxing does not mean Paul would be walking away from the combat sports scene. The pugilist has hopes of switching to mixed martial arts in future and wants to make his debut at middleweight rather than cutting down to welterweight.
“When I make my MMA debut, I could cut 20 pounds and do it at welterweight/170 pounds. That’s what all UFC fighters do and many have destroyed their bodies and minds doing it. But I’m going do it at middleweight . Health first. P.S. Conor [McGregor is] walking around at 190-pounds,” Paul added. [H/T Boxingscene.com]
- Jake Paul wants to have at least five more fights before retiring from boxing, and aims at a 10-0 record
- Paul has plans of switching to MMA in future and wants to debut as a middleweight