JAKE PAUL has vowed to defeat Canelo Alvarez if the boxing superstar is “dumb enough” to fight him.
And the YouTuber-turned boxer risked sounding delusional by insisting that he could beat the four-division champion.
Paul said: “He looks like he’s on the decline. I said it before guys, Jake Paul versus Canelo, I win. I guarantee you that.
“You guys thought I was crazy at first but that’s because you guys can’t beat Canelo.
“I guarantee you that if Canelo and I fight one day – if he’s dumb enough to get in the ring with me – I will beat his f***ing ass.”
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Paul, 25, is yet to face an opponent with a recognised boxing record but that changes in his next fight.
He returns on October 29 in Arizona against UFC legend Anderson Silva, 47, who is 4-1 in the ring.
Meanwhile Canelo, 32, beat Gennady Golovkin, 40, in their Las Vegas trilogy bout, closing out their rivalry.
The Mexican icon recorded his second win over GGG which followed on from a 2017 draw.
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Paul was left unimpressed by either and backed David Benavidez, 25, to beat Canelo.
He said: “Triple G looked old but also Canelo looked old. He started to fade in the later rounds and Triple G took a while to get started.
“If Canelo goes against someone who is younger, faster and boxes him on the outside and can keep that stamina up for rounds 9, 10, 11 and 12 – someone like David Benavidez for example – then it’s going to be a bad night for Canelo.”