Jake Paul believes he is on course to take on Mexican superstar, Canelo Alvarez.
The YouTuber lost to Tommy Fury before bouncing back with a win over Nate Diaz in August but he is now eyeing up a future bout with Canelo.
Speaking on The MMA Hour: “Canelo has shown and said in interviews, he’s expressed interest in it. So, I think we’re closer than we think: Said Paul.
“And it’s bizarre to even be saying that now when like three years or two years ago saying that, I believed it from day one but everyone else was like, ‘Who the f*** is this kid? Shut this kid up. But now, it’s like pretty real.”
He continued: “I think the path that I’m on now tees me up in the future to fight Canelo.
“It’s even showing him that I can go ten or 12 rounds with you and I’ve done that with real legitimate pro boxers and beat them.
“So when I beat these guys in the year or two to come and continue to raise the level of competition, I think me versus Canelo becomes a really interesting fight.”
Canelo himself has said he is interested in the fight but only once his career at the top of boxing is over.
Speaking recently on The Breakfast Club he said on fighting Paul: “Yeah maybe, but not right now. For me, not right now because I’m chasing other things in my career but you never know, maybe later.”