Jake Paul vs. Canelo Alvarez: 'We love the confidence, but it ain't happening!'

Jake Paul's boxing career so far has been nothing if not eye-catching.

The YouTube star followed his fellow online celebrity brother Logan Paul into the ring, and unlike his older sibling has defeated his opponents thus far. Of course, those three opponents were all making their boxing debuts, and his fourth adversary, former UFC champion Tyron Woodley on Aug. 28, is in the same boat.

Paul, however, insists that this journey could well end with him challengling established world championship calibre opponents, with Logan having recently gone through an eight-round exhibition with all-time great Floyd Mayweather which polarised its admittedly large viewership.

When Jake said this week that the sky is the limit, and he wouldn't even rule out one day stepping between the ropes and going face-to-face with current pound-for-pound king Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, the boxing community responded pretty much as you'd expect.

On The DAZN Boxing Show, regulars Ak & Barak were more diplomatic about the big talking point.

"No, I mean, anything is believable when it comes to boxing," said Ak. "Look if you're a fighter, and you know what it is to go through rigorous training, like the level of confidence that one has, once he goes through that man you believe that you could take on the world.

"Now yes, this is farfetched, but we'll rock honestly starting the show today. I thought about those comments and I'll and I said to myself, ah, this guy's strong and he's gone too far. But as I'm listening to him talk on that audio piece right there that sound bite.

"I don't think it's unbelievable. It's unlikely, but it's possible. If he takes the sport serious within the next three or four years. I'm talking about serious. 

"I'm not saying that he's ever going to fight Canelo because honestly, in my opinion, I don't think it ever happens. But him thinking that it can happen? I don't see anything wrong with that.

"And I actually think if he takes it serious, he can fight some big names in the sport down the line."

Barak then responded: "I like confidence. I think that as you continue, as he continues, to step up, competence level and competition that his confidence goes up as well.

"Now, it doesn't sound as bad as Logan Paul. Logan Paul comes out the gate saying I want to fight Floyd Mayweather and he holds on for dear life for eight rounds. And then he goes, Hey, I think I could beat Mike Tyson. He's crazy.

"But, uh, but you said in three or four years? I think Jake Paul shows that he has, you know, some skill set shows that he's very, very co-ordinated. Maybe he's a natural at this. But in order to get to Canelo you got to get past all those other guys, the Charlo's and the Triple G's.

"Anything is possible? That's not happening. And that's not possible. I wish him well. But no, that's not first of all. He's 190, 180 pounds, you know, you're going to go down to 168 and fight the best in the world right now? No, I mean, not even in 345 years. I don't think so.

"I hope he continues to get better and steps up as level and competition but as of right now, for me, that's not foreseeable."

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