Jake Paul is reportedly set to take a huge break from boxing after an action-packed schedule which has seen him fight four times over the past 13 months.
Paul sensationally knocked out former UFC champion Tyron Woodley on December 18 at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.
The 24-year-old stopped Woodley with a one-punch knockout in the sixth round of their rematch.
It was the second time the two men have met after the YouTuber defeated the former UFC champion via decision back in August, and this fight looked to suffer the same fate after a drab opening five rounds.
However, Paul landed a monster knockout punch with a stunning right hand that sent Woodley to the canvas, with the 39-year-old lying out cold face down.
The referee immediately waved the fight off with medics coming to Woodley’s aid as Paul celebrated.
After securing the win, the controversial content creator called out American UFC stars Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz.
Paul fought in three pay-per-view main events in 2022 – including the pair of bouts with Woodley – but according to The Mirror, the YouTuber is reportedly set to take his first holiday in six years, stepping away from the ring for the time being with a seven-month hiatus.
The YouTuber will return to promote the undisputed lightweight title fight between Amanda Serrano and Katie Taylor.
Serrano signed to Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions banner earlier this year, and she will face Taylor in one of the biggest fights in women’s boxing history.
Do you think Jake Paul will fight Tommy Fury in 2022? Let us know in the comments section.
The 24-year-old co-founded Most Valuable Promotions with manager Nakisa Bidarian ahead of his first clash with Woodley, which Paul won via decision.
Paul will reportedly dedicate much of 2022 to push and promote the title fight – rumoured to go ahead in April or May at Madison Square Garden in New York – which will be co-promoted by Matchroom Boxing boss Eddie Hearn, who is the promoter of undisputed champion Taylor.
Discussions regarding an opponent for Paul’s return are ongoing with a number of parties, although nothing has been confirmed with a July date reportedly eyed.
BAVAFA Sports, Paul’s management company, revealed recently that the YouTuber was hoping to fight former middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Don't miss a thing with our football updates!
Want to be on the ball with all of the latest football news?
Well then sign up for the brilliant Daily Star football email newsletter!
From the latest transfer news to the agenda-setting stories, get it all in your email inbox – don't miss a thing.
How do you sign up?
It only takes a matter of seconds.
Simply type your email address into the box at the top of this article and hit 'subscribe'.
And that's it, job done. You'll receive an email with all of the top news stories every single morning.
You can find out more information on our email newsletter on this link here.
Paul made Chavez Jr. an offer, but the Mexican is believed to not be a top priority with a number of other fighters believed to be on the table.
Tommy Fury is still under consideration with the two social media stars locked in a war of words online, and the Brit wants to reschedule his fight after he was forced to withdraw from their original bout due to a chest infection and a broken rib.
However, The Mirror are reporting that Paul and his team are focusing on a clash with Diaz, whose UFC contract is close to ending – after which he will be free to commit to a boxing clash with the content creator.
Source: Read Full Article