June 28, 2022

KEY POINTS

  • Oscar De La Hoya raves about Jake Paul’s potential
  • De La Hoya sees the chance of Paul preventing Saul “Canelo” Alvarez
  • The boxer-turned-promoter desires skilled fighters to name out the YouTuber

Oscar De La Hoya is assured about what Jake Paul can obtain within the sport of boxing.

Paul might have made waves in fight sports activities, however the actuality is his finest accolade to this point is a knockout win over former UFC champion Tyron Woodley.

For De La Hoya, the sky is the restrict for “The Drawback Little one” and even a crack at Saul “Canelo” Alvarez isn’t not possible.

In accordance with the 49-year-old, it will likely be unfair for different champions who’ve been craving to battle Alvarez if Paul will get a shot on the Mexican celebrity sooner fairly than later.

Nonetheless, De La Hoya is for certain that if the YouTuber can beat “a couple of” contenders and champions, “something can occur.”

“Look, something can occur in boxing,” De La Hoya just lately informed TMZ Sports activities when requested to remark about Paul calling out Alvarez. “I believe, with the intention to battle an elite fighter like that, like Canelo, you must show your self. You need to have a world title. You need to battle a couple of contenders and some world champions. You possibly can’t simply go in there. [Because] It wouldn’t be truthful for different world champions ready in line to battle Canelo.”

CLEVELAND, OHIO – AUGUST 28: Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley pose through the weigh in occasion on the State Theater previous to their August 29 battle on August 28, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. Photograph: Photograph by Jason Miller/Getty Photographs

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De La Hoya additional raved about Paul’s work ethic and added that primarily based on what he’s been listening to from his sources, the web sensation is taking his craft significantly.

“Jake Paul has on a regular basis on the planet,” he acknowledged. “[He’s a] Younger man, he can work himself up the ladder, [and] probably battle Canelo within the close to future, who is aware of. A few years from now, perhaps. I believe Jake Paul, the best way he retains proving himself, the best way he trains within the fitness center…trigger I hear, I’ve voices all over the place, I’ve eyes all over the place, and Jake Paul, he’s working his a–off.”

“He’s the actual deal, I’m going to let you know that,” he added. “With solely 4 or 5 fights and the best way he’s taking it significantly, Jake Paul is the actual deal.”

UFC president Dana White had already addressed the problem with Paul calling out Conor McGregor for a one-fight deal.

White confused that other than the dimensions distinction, the UFC isn’t the platform for the web star’s work.

For De La Hoya, if Paul has the potential to turn out to be a world champion and it’ll all start to unravel as soon as an skilled fighter from both boxing or MMA offers it a go.

“I dare anybody who has boxing expertise, who has MMA expertise, to name him [Paul] out as a result of I’ll let you know one factor, this man can beat numerous good champions and even perhaps nice champions,” the Golden Boy Promotions chief confused.

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“This isn’t a one-off, a two-off, a three-off, no. He desires to turn out to be a world champion and there’s no different manner out of turning into a world champion, you must battle the perfect. Jake Paul is doing the suitable factor. He’s on his option to turning into a contender and he’s on his option to turning into a world contender after which a world champion if he retains it up.”

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