Who will Jake Paul fight next after defeating Nate Díaz?
Following Jake Paul’s victory over Nate Diaz, it is time for the Problem Child to plan his next bout. Let’s take a look at the possibilities
There are several familiar possibilities for Jake Paul’s next opponents.
Last Saturday, the social media influencer-turned-boxer secured a clear unanimous decision victory (97-92, 98-91, 98-91) against UFC veteran Nate Diaz, bringing his professional boxing record to 7-1 (with a lone loss against professional boxers).
The fight embodied all the typical elements of a Jake Paul bout: weeks of hype and speculation about the future of boxing, an opponent known for non-boxing achievements, a plethora of celebrities in attendance, and a tremendous amount of noise surrounding the event. However, the fight didn’t provide substantial insights into Paul’s potential as a genuine boxer.
As always, the decision on Paul’s next move lies in his hands. Given his recent signing with the Professional Fighters League, he hinted that his next fight might be in the MMA realm. While he seemed to extend the first offer to Diaz for a potential MMA clash, he left the door open for any fighter from the MMA community.
“I want $10 million. PFL, that’s the offer,” Paul said. “Let’s run it back in MMA. Make it fair. I won one, now it’s your chance in your home territory. MMA, let’s do it.”
KSI, Fury, Ramirez vs Jake Paul
Undoubtedly, a showdown between Jake Paul and KSI would be the pinnacle of crossover boxing events. Since both entertainment stars embarked on their professional boxing journeys, a fierce rivalry has emerged, reaching new heights following KSI’s response to Paul’s victory over Diaz, shared on social media.
Should KSI successfully overcome Tommy Fury later this year, a bout against Paul becomes the natural progression, and the grandeur of Wembley Stadium has been suggested as a potential venue for this epic clash.
However, the only potential obstacle lies in the hands of their respective camps, as reaching a mutually agreeable deal that satisfies both fighters is crucial for making this highly anticipated matchup a reality.
Another option on the table is a rematch against Fury, who narrowly defeated Paul by a split decision in February, denying him his first win against a boxer with a boxing background. Additionally, there are always MMA fighters with moderate fame eager to step into the ring for a lucrative payday.
Lastly, there’s the possibility of facing José Ramírez, depending on his availability and interest in the matchup. Ultimately, the decision on Paul’s next opponent will be determined by his own preferences and strategic considerations.