Jake Paul challenges Canelo Alvarez, aims to cement legacy as greatest sports story

ByVedanth Shinde
Oct 03, 2023 08:06 AM IST

YouTuber Jake Paul challenges Canelo Alvarez in a viral tweet, sparking a buzz in the world of boxing.

In a recent tweet that has sent shockwaves through the world of YouTube and boxing, YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul made mention of fighting with Mexican boxing sensation Canelo Alvarez. The tweet reads, "Logan fought Floyd, and I will fight Canelo and show the world why I'm the greatest sports story ever. See you soon, Saul."

Jake Paul vs. Canelo Alvarez: A Twitter Challenge Shakes Up the Boxing Universe (Jake Paul/Twitter. X)(Twitter. X)
Jake Paul vs. Canelo Alvarez: A Twitter Challenge Shakes Up the Boxing Universe (Jake Paul/Twitter. X)(Twitter. X)

Jake Paul, also known as the Problem Child, made his transition from being an online sensation to professional boxing and seems determined to continue making waves in the boxing ring as well.

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His reference to his brother Logan Paul's exhibition match with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather that took place in 2021 highlights the Paul brothers' pursuit of high-profile, attention-grabbing fights.

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Canelo Alvarez, one of the most accomplished boxers of his generation, boasts an impressive record and is a dominant force in the sport. If this matchup were to take place, it would undoubtedly be an ambitious challenge for Jake Paul, who has faced a mix of opponents in his professional career.

The reason this tweet generated a lot of attention, unlike the other callouts Jake made to Canelo, was also due to the recent statement Canelo went on to make in an interview with Full Send, wherein he hinted at the fact that he would be down to face the problem Child.

In the interview, Canelo said, "When I'm done with boxing, why not? Maybe I do it. Why not? I think it's good because other people who never watch boxing, they don't know anything about boxing. They want to watch Jake Paul because he brings fans from other worlds, not boxing fans. That's good because everybody enjoys it. What they do, I think they do for business, and you need to respect that."

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While the tweet does not provide any details about potential negotiations or a date for the fight, Jake Paul's tweet has already generated significant buzz and anticipation within the boxing community.

Many fans are curious to see whether Jake Paul backs up his claim of being the "greatest sports story ever."

As discussions and speculations surround this potential bout, the world of boxing waits to see if Jake Paul's tweet will lead to a showdown with Canelo Alvarez, which could further turn his world from social media fame to the boxing ring for real.

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