Jake Paul next fight: Ex-NBA star to fight ex-WWE wrestler on undercard

  • Tom Ward
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Jake Paul‘s next fight promises to be a spectacle like no other as former NBA and WWE stars are set to collide on the undercard, according to reports.

The YouTuber turned boxer and now promoter, 25, and brother Logan Paul, 27, have taken the boxing world by storm over the last two years, in which he’s gone a perfect 5-0.

It includes KO wins over ex-NBA player Nate Robinson, 37, retired MMA fighter Ben Askren, 37, and former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, 40.

Paul, in his guise as a promoter, previously worked closely with Anthony Joshua‘s promoter Eddie Hearn to promote Katie Taylor‘s clash with Amanda Serrano at Madison Square Garden in New York on April 30.

The fight was notably the first women’s boxing match to headline MSG, and was described as the ‘biggest women’s fight of all time’.

Paul’s last fight was a knockout of former rival Woodley at Amalie Arena in Florida back in December.

But his next one promises to be even bigger than that if his social media posts are to be believed.

And according to ESPN, Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis will be making his debut on the undercard of Paul’s next fight.

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Glen Davis in action for the LA Clippers

The former Boston Celtics star has been enjoying retirement since leaving the basketball on the court in 2019.

But the retired basketball player will spend the next couple of months whipping himself into fighting shape for his first fight this summer.

Davis, 36, will step foot in the ring on August 13 with the location and opponent to be announced.

The 6ft 9in American was in talks to fight 6ft 11in Larry Sanders, 33, but the fight fell through and Paul is said to be looking for someone else from the world of pro wrestling to take his place instead.

Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions previously promoted the bizarre exhibition match between former NFL star Frank Gore and three-time NBA All-Star Deron Williams on the undercard of his rematch with Woodley.

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Gore, 39, tipped the scales at 211 lbs but dropped a split decision to Williams, 37.

However, his love of the fight game saw him get back in the ring again earlier this month, as he rebounded rather magnificently with a stunning knockout finish on his professional debut.

Paul’s brother Logan also had a former NFL player on his undercard when he fought Floyd Mayweather to a draw in their exhibition bout.

Chad Johnson, better known to some as ‘Ochocinco’, spent time training with UFC superstar Jorge Masvidal to help him prepare for the fight.

But that didn’t stop him from getting dropped by bareknuckle boxer Brian Maxwell, though luckily for him no winner was declared due to exhibition rules.

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