It appears there is some truth to the rumors that Jake Paul wants to fight former middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. next.
According to Paul’s management team, Bavafa Sports, the Youtuber turned boxer asked to face Chavez Jr.after knocking out Tyron Woodley.
Chavez Jr. has since confirmed that Paul’s team has reached out to him and offered “one to three million” dollars plus a percentage of PPV sales, but he turned it down because he wants a 50/50 split.
Via Fight News
“Jake Paul and his people contacted me regarding a fight with Paul,”. “I said yes, but then again Lupe Valencia, who is with Paul now and used to be with me a few years back, said they offered me one to three million dollars plus PPV. When it’s a fight that can sell millions and can break records because he is popular and I have a name, I’m a former world champion, so I made it clear that it has to be a 50/50 split for me to take the fight.
“Take into consideration that I have to go all the way up to 190 pounds. Jake Paul is a big guy and weight matters, so it’s a risk. Their people may want to see me lose and take advantages, but he doesn’t know how to box. I know I can knock him out.
“I just want to be treated fairly. What I bring to the table and my name, I have 61 fights already and yes I haven’t looked the same in my last two fights, but I fought with serious injuries in my body that I will tell you about later on. I’m feeling better little by little and if the Paul fight happens, I will be very well prepared to win. I will not lose,”
While Chavez Jr. is an option, Tommy Fury has called on Paul to fight him in March after he was forced to pull out in their December boxing match due to an illness.