Canelo Alvarez vs. Jake Paul sounds ridiculous.
Then again, so did Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul and that fight somehow came together back in early 2021. As expected, “Money” outclassed the YouTube prankster en route to a unanimous bank robbery in (where else?) Florida.
Purists may not like it, but prize fighting is all about the prize.
“Logan fought Floyd and I will fight Canelo and show the world why I’m the greatest sports story ever,” Paul wrote on social media. “See you soon Saul.”
“YOU. LOST. TO. TOMMY. FURY.” longtime boxing promoter Lou DiBella replied. “I truly respect your hustle and your dedication to learning boxing, but c’mon now.”
It’s unlikely we’ll see Canelo boxing Paul (or any other influencer) while he’s still on top of the boxing world, where he’ll be expected to defend his super middleweight title at some point in early-to-mid 2024. After that … it’s anyone’s guess.