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Jake Paul snubs Canelo Alvarez in naming his top 3 pound-for-pound boxers

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Undisputed super middleweight champion of the world Canelo Alvarez is the number one pound-for-pound boxer for many, but except for Jake Paul, who choicely omitted the name from his top three P4P list.

No not Canelo, the f***: Jake Paul names Haney, Spence and Benavidez as his P4P top 3

In the last two years, Jake Paul has emerged as the biggest emerging star in boxing, with a five out of five pro record. Aside from taking out former MMA champions like Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley in the ring, “The Problem Child” has called out some of the biggest icons in the sport, including Canelo Alvarez.

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However, when it came to picking his top three pound for pound boxers, Paul named undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney, unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr and undefeated 168-pounder and former two time WBC champion David Benavidez, while excluding Canelo.

During a promotional event for his upcoming fight against Hasim Rahman Jr, Paul revealed his list of top three P4P boxers, “I would say Devin Haney, David Benavidez and Errol Spence.” However, the 24-year-old while boldly refused to mention the Mexican pugilist when asked by a reporter, “No not Canelo, the f***.” [H/T Mirror.co.uk]

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Canelo recently suffered an upset against WBA Light Heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol. The fight, which saw Canelo’s return to 175, ended with a unanimous decision victory for Bivol.

Paul, who has often called out Canelo in the past, along with wanting to make his final boxing fight against him, said after the Bivol loss that he will defeat Canelo in a similar manner in just three years.

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“I’m two inches bigger than Bivol and 20 pounds heavier. Give me three years and I take out Canelo in the same way. He was up on the ropes like he won but he only won three rounds in the entire fight,” Paul said back in May,I’m coming and I’m beating Canelo in three f***ing years, I put that on my mama,” The Problem Child went on, “Congrats to Dmitry Bivol, he showed that Canelo is easily beatable by a bigger man, which is what I’ve known for a long time.” [H/T Boxingscene.com]

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Saikat Banerjee
Saikat Banerjee
A wordsmith who indulges in the world of combat sports, Saikat is an MMA, boxing, and arm wrestling content writer at The MMA India Show and The Sports Room. Apart from combat sports, he also engages in Indian sports content at The Sports India Show. Currently pursuing an MBA from Jadavpur University, Saikat's other interests lie in motorcycling, working out, and travelling.
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