The one thing we’ve all come to learn about Jake Paul is that it’s hard to predict his next move. From boxing to YouTube and beyond, he’s spent the last few years keeping everyone guessing – and with that mystery comes a sense of intrigue.
‘The Problem Child’ has evolved into a true enigma of combat sports and it’s difficult to picture the train slowing down in the immediate future. If anything, he may just be getting started.
His wins over Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren helped to elevate his stock with the knockout over Woodley last December being particularly impressive. Alas, the attention span of the general public can be limited, which is why he’s already started looking for his next opponent.
Tommy Fury and Nate Diaz are among the names in the running but in recent weeks, it’s been Michael Bisping who has jumped to the front of the line.
In the latest development of their blossoming feud, ‘The Count’ took to social media and called Paul out for coming up with a series of demands ahead of them potentially squaring off.
“Jake The Pretender Paul @jakepaul first it was fight me, then was show me you can get licensed and now it’s show me you’re not under contract. Mate I wouldn’t give you the steam off my p***.Just accept the Anderson Silva fight which I KNOW for a fact has been offered. Jake???”
The promoter focus
Jake Paul is here, there and everywhere right now and that’s the best thing imaginable for his brand.
In addition to his exploits inside the squared circle, the 25-year-old has also been doing some promoter work on behalf of Most Valuable Promotions.
Next weekend, he’ll be in New York City to cheer on Amanda Serrano as she faces Katie Taylor in arguably the biggest fight in the history of women’s boxing.
From there, the countdown to his proposed next outing in August will begin, and Michael Bisping’s time to shine may arrive once more.