‘That would get my attention’

LEGENDARY boxing coach Teddy Atlas asked Jake Paul to fight Jorge Masvidal instead of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

YouTuber Paul, 24 years old, recently liquidated Tyron Woodley second time in Florida.

Jake Paul was urged by coach Teddy Atlas to fight Jorge Masvidal


Jake Paul was urged by coach Teddy Atlas to fight Jorge MasvidalCredit: Getty Images – Getty

After that, you name some UFC stars, including Masvidal and Chavez Jr.

But Atlas is urging Paul to take on Masvidal, who he says is a “pretty good striker”.

“I’d like to see him – It probably won’t happen – But if he plays against Masvidal, Masvidal is a pretty good striker,” Atlas said. Schmo.

“That’s interesting. That would get my attention. Obviously Diaz.

“The one he beat, Woodley, was a real boxer. But he’s about to retire. He’s 41, 42 years old and has never been a great striker; better on stage; not at all. He’s a really busy guy, so he chose the location pretty well.

“But it will be a little more interesting if he plays against Masvidal because Masvidal, he is a better striker, and he is more flexible. He can use his legs. He can choose points. He can look to set the right hand.


“Obviously he called Masvidal, and he called Diaz. He’s bigger. He’s bigger. He has those advantages. He is intelligent. A lot of people hate him, but there’s one thing I credit him with: He doesn’t take the sport of boxing lightly. He went, and he learned that.”

Paul and Masvidal share bad blood, despite being friends and training together.

Appearing on his brother Logan’s Impaulsive podcast, Paul made an offer to Gamebred for a duel.

Paul said: “Masvidal was like, ‘I just fight the best or I fight for the money, and you’re not one of them’.

“Masvidal, I have an offer for you right now: $5 million guarantee, plus a pay-per-view percentage.

“That’s the most money you’ve ever had in a battle, ever. So now you can’t say, ‘I fight the best, or I fight for the money.’

“Let’s make it happen.”

But Masvidal stopped providing right away. “UFC won’t let me change my nature,” he wrote on social media.

“Give those 20 slots plus PPV and I’m sure the UFC will be fine with that as long as I give them a discount and then I’ll be happy to break your face.

“If the UFC still refuses because the amount is still too low then go to the UFC, sign a one-fight contract and we can stipulate that I can only box in a cage.

“If I do anything other than that, I’ll lose my wallet to you. Come here and get paid and set out.”

Jorge Masvidal turned down Paul's offer of a fight as their bad blood surfaced


Jorge Masvidal turned down Paul’s offer of a fight as their bad blood surfacedCredit: Getty ‘That would get my attention’

Huynh Nguyen

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