Midnight Mania! Jake Paul in talks to box former Olympic boxing qualifier (who he outweighs by 50 pounds)

Midnight Mania! Jake Paul in talks to box former Olympic boxing qualifier (who he outweighs by 50 pounds)

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  • janvier 4, 2024
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Welcome to Midnight Mania!

Jake Paul’s carefully managed boxing career continues to produce … interesting match ups.

“The Problem Child” may be brash in the media and hype up his chances against the likes of Canelo Alvarez, but Paul has been consistent in his approach to fielding opponents. Simply put: he prefers older, smaller opposition. He’s started to move away from boxing MMA fighters exclusively, but the general idea here is that Paul wants all the athletic advantages on his side.

His last opponent? A 35-year-old boxer who faced a considerable height and reach disadvantage. The outcome? First-round knockout!

Based on recent online discussion, that pattern may continue. Accomplished professional boxer Neeraj Goyat (18-4-2) would certainly be the most decorated boxer of Paul’s young career, as he has experience as an amateur in the 2016 Olympic trials. However, he’s also roughly 50 pounds lighter and would face a six inch height disadvantage.

On Instagram, Paul said he would take the fight “Any time, any where” but also admitted, “Brother, you are too small.” MVP promotions added in that the discussions were ongoing, so perhaps we now know who will be opposite “The Problem Child” on March 2, 2024 in Puerto Rico? The 32-year-old Goyat isn’t exactly a household name, but he’s been ranked in the WBC World Rankings and has a strong following in India.

And, again, he’s a whole lot smaller than the power-punching influencer. It reads like another match up intended to rebuild Paul’s boxing image and perhaps set him up for a serious money fight later in 2024.

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