YouTube star Jake Paul proved that he can defeat a professional basketball player in the ring when he knocked out Nate Robinson in July of 2020. Now, it appears he wants to go toe-to-toe with a prominent NFL player.
Paul recently conducted a Q&A for Showtime in an effort to promote his upcoming match with Tyron Woodley. At one point during the interview, Paul was asked which football player he’d like to take on in a fight.
“If I could fight any currently NFL player, I’d probably fight JuJu Smith-Schuster,” Paul said. “Go Browns!”
“If you could fight any football player, who would it be?”@JakePaul: “Juju Smith-Schuster.”
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) August 27, 2021
Similar to the Paul brothers, Smith-Schuster has become a legitimate star on social media.
A fight between Paul and Smith-Schuster probably won’t ever happen, but it would be an intriguing match to watch. It would also be a great way for Paul to improve his record in the ring.
Paul, who has a 3-0 record as a professional boxer, has defeated YouTuber AnEsonGib, former NBA guard Nate Robinson and former MMA star Ben Askren. His next fight will be his toughest test yet, though.
This Sunday night, Paul will take on former UFC champion Tyron Woodley. He can truly silence his critics with another knockout this weekend.