Jake Paul has been announced as a ringside guest at this weekend’s Floyd Mayweather exhibition – which places him in the same vicinity as three people he’s recently called out for a fight.
The event will take place in Dubai’s Coca Cola Arena on Sunday November 13, with the main event being Mayweather versus popular YouTube star, Deji. Paul has had words with at least three people who will also be in attendance, and may even be lined up for his next fight. The controversial young fighter is coming off of a career-best performance against 47-year-old retired MMA star, Anderson Silva. So who might he come face to face with in the UAE this week?
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‘Money’ Mayweather has made no secret of the fact that he’s at a stage of his career where he wants to earn as much as possible. A fight with Jake – following one with his brother, Logan, last year – would be an easy sell. Paul has spoken about being open to stepping through the ropes with one of the greatest to ever do it, however he has said that Mayweather would have to put his professional record on the line, something the hall-of-famer hasn’t done since he fought Conor McGregor in 2017.
Massively popular entertainer, KSI, will be there this weekend not as the centre of attention, but as a spectator. His brother will be the man in the opposite corner from Mayweather as the first bell rings for the main event. Many fans believe that it’s inevitable the British YouTuber and musician faces Jake Paul at one point – their professional rivalry too strong to not capitalise on. He re-entered the ring recently, headlining a show in which he fought two opponents in one night. Neither were the calibre of the MMA fighters Paul is fighting, though, so if the two are to meet in the ring it will likely be after KSI has another couple of tests. Upon hearing the news that Paul would be ringside with him, KSI said: ‘Can’t wait to see him try to slap me in person.’
The half-brother of WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury is facing Paul Bamba as part of the undercard. Tommy is 8-0 as a professional and has been due to face Paul twice already, with both bouts being called off due to issues on Fury’s side. He’s the professional boxer that fans want Jake Paul to face after clearing out retired mixed martial artists, and many feel it’s inevitable they will do so next year. Paul even posted a dig online about Fury, saying he would be available to step in ‘if he pulls out.’