Jake Paul v Conor McGregor could be 'a lot more competitive than Notorious against Floyd Mayweather, Eddie Hearn claims

Jake Paul v Conor McGregor could be 'a lot more competitive than Notorious against Floyd Mayweather, Eddie Hearn claims

September 12, 2021

BOXING promoter Eddie Hearn has thrown his support behind Jake Paul fighting Conor McGregor.

Paul called out the UFC legend for a dust-up last year after he annihilated former basketball star Nate Robinson in his second professional fight.

It would be a real battle of the novices with Paul 4-0 inside the squared circle, while the Notorious has had one fight in boxing – a KO defeat against Floyd Mayweather in August 2019.

Paul recently dispatched of Tyron Woodley, and revealed his retirement from the ring.

But Hearn wants to see Paul take on McGregor in the ring.

Speaking to Sirius XM Boxing late last year, the Matchroom boss said: "I think it's reasonably competitive, especially with the weight difference.

"Jake Paul vs Conor McGregor is a lot more competitive than Conor vs Floyd Mayweather."

YouTube sensation Paul also destroyed MMA king Ben Askren inside the opening round during their fight in April.

Addressing a potential clash against McGregor, Paul declared that he would easily beat the Irishman.

Speaking ahead of the Woodley fight, Paul declared that he knows people only watch him and his brother Logan compete in the hope they lose.



Quoted by TalkSPORT journalist Michael Benson, Jake said: "Imagine if one of us gets knocked out, the world would be so happy.

"The Earth will smile, that's what people want.

"They want to see it happen because they don't wanna respect us as 'boxers'."

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