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Jake Paul has alternatives to mount his next fight – Opinion

Jake Paul and Amanda Serrano's returns to the stage at Madison Square Garden in New York are fizzled out, but that doesn't mean all is lost.Paul, w


Jake Paul and ’s returns to the stage at in New York are fizzled out, but that doesn’t mean all is lost.

Paul, within his lights and shadows, has established himself as an attraction even though he hasn’t faced a legitimate fighter. He has wins over Ali Eson Gib, former NBA basket player Nate Robinson and also Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley, two mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters.

Nasim Rahman Jr would have been his first litmus test before a legitimate boxer. The problem was that Rahman Jr reported that he was not willing to go down to 200 pounds even though he agreed to it before signing the contract. That forced Paul’s hand and promptly canceled the show.

What could be Paul’s next move?

Luckily, there are several alternatives if we take as good his intentions that he sees a world title fight in his future, perhaps, in the division created by the World Council (WBC) for those fighters who fluctuate between 201 and 224. pounds.

The first would be to resume the confrontation with Tommy Fury. The British half-brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was the original rival, but he was stopped at the airport just before boarding a plane to the United States. The reasons were never made clear.

Fury is well known in the UK and for Paul it would be the perfect opportunity to expand his fan base. Although Fury has a boxing background, they are more or less at the same level of quality. If he does it in England, he practically assures that all the tickets will be sold and in economic terms it would be a success.

How about ? In 2017 he faced Floyd Mayweather Jr and made a ton of money. The formula can be repeated, but with Paul.

McGregor walked out of there with his ego somewhat bruised from the second-round submission setback but with his wallet full.  (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)
Conor McGregor could return to boxing to measure forces with Jake Paul.

McGregor looked out of his element against Mayweather Jr. Outside the ring, it was an entertaining event as both liked to brag. In the case of McGregor vs. Paul, it would be easy to sell the fight on the personalities of both men and the spectacles they put on in the months, weeks, days and hours before stepping into the ring.

Furthermore, the amount of money available to both of them would be too tempting to pass up. Madison Square Garden would be perfect.

Without a doubt, Paul will not sit idly by for the cancellation and will soon move the chips to draw a new plan. After all, his function is to provide entertainment.