Jake Paul vows to be ‘undefeated and then retire’ in 15-fight career as he warns: ‘I’m only getting better’.
The YouTuber is already 5-0 in the form of the award-winning boxer and has revealed plans to quit the sport after ten bouts in the past.
But having reached the halfway point, the American has plans to fight even longer, believing that he is just beginning.
Paul, 24, told Boxing with Chris Mannix: “It’s very interesting because, at the beginning of the year, I was like, ‘Oh, I’ll go 10-0 and then retire’.
“But in the blink of an eye, I went 5-0. I feel like I’ve just finished my rookie season and I’ve just finished the first chapter of the book.
“And I have so much left to read. And I’m young, I’m inspired, and I only keep getting better and better and better.
“With each fight I realized how far I could take it and I knew the competition would be on par with every fight.
“I was inspired by the motivation that people were willing to see me lose.
“So it’s weird to try and map it out but I definitely want to retire undefeated.
“So is that 10 fights, 15 fights – we’ll see, I guess.”
Paul has knocked out every opponent he has faced, sparking 39-year-old Tyron Woodley in December, four months after initially winning on points.
It added KO’s over YouTuber ‘AnEsonGib’, ex-NBA player Nate Robinson, 37, and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, 37.
But Paul still has to fight an opponent with prior professional boxing experience.
He was to come as 22-year-old Tommy Fury, the brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson, 33.
It’s weird to try and map it out but I definitely want to retire undefeated. So whether it’s 10 fights, 15 fights – we’ll see, I guess.
But he pulled out with a broken rib and a bacterial chest infection, so less than a fortnight later, Woodley filled in as a replacement.
Now Paul is ready to leave Fury in the dust, in favor of a fight with former middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., 35.
He said: “I love that fight because it silences the critics.
“He was a former world champion and I know I could have beaten him. That challenge excites me and I am disappointed.
“Even when I knocked Woodley out, he was like ‘fighting a real boxer’ and I was like ‘You guys I tried, and he [Tommy Fury] Got out of the fight two weeks ago’.
“I want to fight a real boxer and I’m going, just some,**patience.”